HackSimBuild '24: Join the Adventure!

Join the Adventure at HackSimBuild '24: A Buildathon for the Simulation Community!

Are you ready to embark on an electrifying adventure where innovation knows no bounds? Challenge yourself to build something new and useful, and meet industry leaders and innovators of all sorts along the way, at HackSimBuild ’24 – the ultimate Buildathon for the Simulation Community!

Why Join the Adventure?

HackSimBuild ’24 invites you to be part of something extraordinary. Picture yourself networking with industry experts, forming dynamic teams, and delving into a world of endless possibilities. From creating groundbreaking metrics to bridging the gap between theory and practice, every moment at HackSimBuild is a chance to make your mark on the simulation community.

Over the course of 24 action-packed hours, you’ll join forces with fellow modelers, programmers, students, academics, designers, and engineers to unleash your creativity, tackle challenges, and push the boundaries of what’s possible.

When: May 19th – 20th, 2024

Where: Big Ladder Software, 1617 Wazee Street, Denver, Colorado

The doors open at noon on May 19th for a workshop with the founders of Ladybug Tools, and the competition starts at 3pm. 

Participants from HackSimBuild ’22 collaborate and discuss potential solutions. 

Throughout the event, share your ideas with teammates and experts and continue refining over 24 hours.

Why You?

You’ll find people with diverse skill sets and backgrounds at HackSimBuild, and no matter your background, there’s something that you can bring to the table. By leveraging your strengths and collaborating effectively with your team, you can tackle challenges and drive innovation in building performance simulation.

Maybe you are…

The Visionary: You're someone who sees the big picture and is driven by a passion for innovation. You thrive on exploring new ideas and envisioning how technology can shape the future of building performance simulation. At HackSimBuild, embrace your creativity and forward-thinking nature to inspire your team and pursue ambitious solutions to complex challenges.

The Designer: You're a creative thinker with a keen eye for aesthetics and user experience. You excel at translating complex concepts into intuitive designs that will delight users and the judges. At HackSimBuild, contribute to the team by crafting user interfaces, designing prototypes, and molding the user experience of your team’s creation.

The Director: You're a natural leader who excels at organizing and coordinating teams. Your strong communication skills and ability to guide your team towards a common goal make you invaluable. At HackSimBuild, take charge of team dynamics, ensuring that everyone stays focused, motivated, and on track to deliver a successful project within the 24-hour timeframe.

The Programmer: You're a coding aficionado who loves to dive into algorithms, data structures, and software development. Your knack for turning ideas into reality through the power of code is unparalleled. At HackSimBuild, leverage your technical expertise to develop innovative solutions and troubleshoot any technical challenges that arise during the event.

The Analyst: You're a data-driven problem solver who enjoys diving deep into datasets to uncover insights and trends. You like to find the needle in the haystack and weave charts together to tell stories. At HackSimBuild, find and interpret building performance data, then use your data-driven insights to inform decision-making and optimize simulation models.

The Engineer: You're a practical thinker who thrives on solving real-world problems with practical solutions. Your strong understanding of engineering principles makes you an invaluable asset to any team. At HackSimBuild, navigate your team through technical challenges, troubleshoot issues, and ensure that their solutions are both innovative and feasible.

Tackle challenges by presenting ideas and getting constant feedback from HackSimbuild participants.

HackSimBuild ’22 participants

Join the Adventure

Curious what it might be like to participate? Get details and register now to secure your spot at HackSimBuild ’24 and leave your mark on the field of building performance simulation.

  • Meet peers, share ideas, and create teams on site.
  • Dive into a 24-hour design sprint where innovation takes center stage.
  • Showcase your creativity to industry-leading jurors and SimBuild attendees.
  • Collaborate with diverse teams comprising students, analysts, designers, architects, engineers, and programmers.
  • Network with industry leaders and the developers of softwares that you use.
  • Utilize any software or combination thereof to bring your ideas to life – open-source projects are highly encouraged!

Got questions or need more information? Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at hackathon@ibpsa.us. We’re here to help you embark on your HackSimBuild adventure!

Join us as we unlock the untapped potential of building performance simulation. The adventure awaits – are you ready to seize it?