Tech Hike & Beach Bonfire

Colin

About the Experience

Join youth from Success Center SF’s coding bootcamp program and SF tech leaders for a hike through the majestic Marin Headlands, alongside the ocean and next to dramatic cliffs, stopping at Pirate Cove, and ending with building a bonfire at Muir Beach. We’ll explore the natural areas around San Francisco while talking about technology, leadership and careers in the local tech economy.

Who Would Enjoy This Experience?

Youth who want to explore the outdoors

Youth interested in tech or involved in tech programs (including coding bootcamps)

About the Host

Colin is passionate about cities, the people who live in them, and how emerging technologies can solve epic challenges and improve the quality of life.

As an entrepreneur, technologist, and product designer, he has founded several companies that bridge the digital and physical space, including Control Group, Intersection, and CityBridge. His most recent organization is responsible for LinkNYC, a first-of-its-kind platform that replaced thousands of unused phone booths with internet hotspots and connected millions of New Yorkers to the fastest free internet on the planet. He has taught at the School of Visual Arts MFA Interaction Design program; is a Board Member of Kaboom!, a national nonprofit dedicated to making sure kids in marginalized areas have access to places to play; a Design Partner at the International Rescue Committee; and shares his thoughts on the future of cities on TechCrunch.  

He is currently working on a new co-living startup that aims to create flexible and affordable housing, with a focus on community.  

An avid hiker, biker, climber, snowboarder, and traveler, he’s always eager to get outside and be active with his wife, Amanda, and their two children.