Google Launchpad

1st Floor, 543 Howard St 1st Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105


Friday September 13th: 18.00 - 23.00

Saturday September 14th: 9am - 23.00

Sunday September 15th: 9am -18.00


Talks will be streamed on SVAI’s Facebook Page.

Final presentations are streaming on SVAI’s Slack Channel.


Friday September 13th

6 PM - Convene and Registration opens

7-8 PM - Dinner and mentor presentations 

  • 5m Welcome & Introduction

  • 15m NF1 Overview (Ray Mattingly)

  • 15m NF2/Schwannomatosis Overview (Marco Giovannini) 

  • 10m NF Genomics (Nancy Ratner)

  • 10m NF Preclinical Drug Discovery (Marc Ferrer)

  • 10m NF Imaging (Wenli Cai)

  • 10m - Patient perspective talk (Onno Faber)

8-11 PM - Participants assemble teams and formulate projects

10 PM - Genomics office hours with Ben Busby et al.

Saturday September 14th

9 AM - Convene, breakfast

9-12 PM - Work time

12-1 PM - Work time and lunch

1-7 PM - Work time

7-8 - Dinner

Sunday September 15th

8-11 - Work time

9 AM - Convene, breakfast

9-12 PM - Work time and finalize presentations

12-1 PM - Work time and lunch

  • Presentation by Freddy about MIT Grand Hack opportunities

  • Presentation by Ben about NCBI Hackathon opportunities

1-3 PM - Finalize presentations and documentation

3-6 - Poster presentations, evaluations by mentors and drinks, socializing

6 - Announce Leading Analysis selected for conference presentation


This is a weekend hackathon style event, and it will not run overnight. If you are traveling from outside of the Bay Area please make housing arrangements.


  1. BART Transit: 0.4 miles walk from Montgomery St. BART Station.

  2. Ride-Share: Please join #transportation in our slack channel to coordinate ride sharing with other participants.

  3. Parking: NOT RECOMMENDED. Street parking is available but is restrictive. If you drive, please do not leave any valuables visible in your car.


All meals and drinks will be provided for the weekend. The menu will be posted here when ordred.