San José

CANCELED: Pitch, Please

6:00 p.m. | Saturday, October 19, 2019

Unfortunately, due to Backyard SJ having to close its doors sooner than expected, this event has been canceled.

Do you have a great idea for improving public space in San Jose? Do you see a parking space, street corner or empty lot and imagine it as something better? Bring your best civic proposals before a panel of local community leaders, led by Local Color, for an evening of community idea sharing. Aim high and your proposal might be one of those selected to receive seed funding in order to become reality. Get more information and submit your ideas today >>

9 a.m.: Welcome breakfast 
10 a.m.: Opening remarks + keynote
10:15 a.m.: 408 Creates introduction 
11 a.m.: 408 Creates hackathon round one
1 p.m.: Lunch + networking
2 p.m.: 408 Creates hackathon round two
5 p.m.: Happy hour + networking 
6 p.m.: Pitch, Please, featuring a panel of judges and community members who will select hackathon projects for seed funding. 
8 p.m.: Lights off and doors close — see you at the next one

This program is part of a series of SPUR-presented talks held at Backyard SJ, a new temporary public space created by The We Company in downtown San Jose. To learn more about the programs in the series, please visit their event pages:


Backyard SJ
25 South 2nd Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: 408.638.0083


Free. Visit to download the Backyard app and RSVP.

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Individual ticket purchases. If you request a refund between 2 and 10 business days prior to the event, SPUR can issue a 25 percent refund. Requests for refunds received less than 2 days prior to an event cannot be accommodated.

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