On Monday we told you about the winners of last weekend’s first-ever Food Hackathon in San Francisco. Today we’ve got some photos of the event to share with you, courtesy of photographer Tony XQ Chen, a producer at Founderly.
The Hackathon was a chance for some 170 developers, designers, entrepreneurs, and food lovers to get together for an intense weekend of business ideation and Web and mobile-app design around the intersection of food and technology. A pitchfest capped off the event, with $25,000 in prizes at stake.
Here’s the thing. We weren’t able to identify all of the people photos, so we’re going to crowdsource the rest of the job. If you see someone who hasn’t been identified in our captions, please e-mail the name to me at [email protected], and I’ll update the slide show as more information comes in.
All the pictures are numbered, so remember to include the number of the picture when you e-mail me. And tell me where your person fits in the order, from left to right.
The winning hackathon teams included Vibrantly, which built an iPhone app that lets users scan foods by color; Tiny Farms, which is promoting ways to mechanize the harvesting of edible insects like crickets, ants, and mealworms; GardenBnB, which gives users access to unused garden space or underpicked fruit tress; Touchless Ticket, which uses motion sensor technology to reduce paper waste and mess in restaurant kitchens; and Slim Menu, which built an app to translate text menus into pictures.
San Francisco entrepreneur Matt Wise conceived the hackathon and co-organized it with Michelle Paratore, Wayne Sutton, and Tim West. West, Wise, and Sutton are also the founders of events platform Cosemble.
Wade Roush is a freelance science and technology journalist and the producer and host of the podcast Soonish.