November 15th, 16th, and 17th in Pasadena CA
The Hackaday Superconference is the greatest gathering of hardware hackers, builders, engineers and enthusiasts in the world.
Expect something different. Hundreds of engineers and engineering enthusiasts gather for organized talks and workshops along with the extemporaneous challenges, conversations, and discovery that make Supercon the ultimate hardware conference.
The Supplyframe DesignLab is once again opening their doors for Supercon. This, combined with the excellent performance hall in the adjoining LA College of Music and the private outdoor venue that connects the two, and you have the perfect scene for a hacker village to take shape.
Supercon 2019 is 3 full days! Plan to arrive Thursday evening and take part in an impromptu meetup at a nearby bar. The conference officially begins on Friday at 10 am with workshops and badge hacking. Enjoy drinks and appetizers at our kick-off celebration at Supplyframe headquarters Friday evening. Talks start Saturday morning with doors opening at 9am. The day will conclude with the Hackaday Prize ceremony where the grand prize winner will be revealed, follow by a party late into the night. Talks and workshops continue Sunday, with the badge hacking ceremony closing the conference around 6pm. Make sure to hang around for the unofficial afterpary.
The People: From the greenest of beginners to those who have made history with their designs, this is an unparalleled mix of people who live and breathe hardware.
Talks and Workshops: In-depth looks at hardware from today and yesterday, presented by members of our community.
An active schedule: Our crowd tires of sitting and watching--and all the talks are recorded anyway! Get hands-on with some hardware, take a workshop, get lost in a crypto challenge, try your firmware hacking skills, and more.
Badges! Speaking of hacking and crypto, every ticket holder gets a custom electronics badge to hack on during the weekend and beyond.
Awarding The Hackaday Prize: Saturday night we will name the 2019 Hackaday Prize winners and celebrate late into the night afterward.
Amenities: Food (breakfast/lunch/snacks) and beverages, included in the price of the ticket.
Conference ticket also includes admission to our kick-off party at Supplyframe HQ. (Friday, November 15th from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm) Celebrate with drinks and appetizers along with the Supplyframe and Hackaday teams, conference presenters and more. Check-in for Supercon early and get first dibs on your badge!
Take A Break: November weather in LA will still be beautiful as the rest of the country cools off.
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Travel and Lodging
Local: Using the Metro Goldline trains is quick and easy. It takes about 20 minutes from Union Station in downtown LA to Del Mar Station, which is less than 2 minutes walk from our front door. Trains run about every 10 mins during the day and 20 mins at night from 11pm-2am. There are also buses that serve Old Town Pasadena. The nearest intersection is FAIR OAKS/DEL MAR BLVD, PASADENA, CA 91105. You can find timetables or use the Metro Trip Planner at metro.net.
Flights: Burbank Airport (BUR) is the closest to Pasadena (check Southwest Airlines for flights). LAX is the next option with flights inbound from around the globe. Other nearby options include Long Beach (LGB; 32 mi), Ontario (ONT; 38.8 mi), and John Wayne (SNA; 49.3 mi).
Lodging: Airbnb and HomeAway are very popular options in the Pasadena area. Nearby hotels include the Green Tree Inn, Sheraton, Courtyard, Residence Inn, and Hilton.
International travel: If you are traveling internationally and require an invitation letter, please fill out this form.
Meredith & Co: 626.808.4099 (service all weekend, book in advance preferred)
Kids Klub Pasadena: 626.795.2501 (drop-in night only)
Mollycoddlers Nanny Service: 949.275.5437 (closed Sundays)
SanCare: 626.825.5080 (advance booking only)
Call for Volunteers
We are now full on volunteer applications (sorry).
Code of Conduct
Please take a moment to read the Hackaday Superconference Code of Conduct.