School Retool Hacktivation Nation has ended
Welcome to the Hacktivation Nation schedule and website. We’re excited for a fun, immersive, and impactful weekend together.

You have a jam-packed weekend with built-in times to reflect and connect with your network to bring hacktion back to your schools. We’ll be available throughout the weekend to answer any questions you might have.

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  • Dress comfortably to ensure optimal hacking. 
  • Devices are not required but feel free to bring them if they'll support your learning.

Getting to the d.school

Hacktivation Nation will be at the Stanford d.school If you’re walking around Stanford’s campus, type in The d.school or 550 Panama Mall, Stanford, CA to Google Maps to locate us.
  • If you are staying in downtown Palo Alto, take the P line of the Marguerite and hop off at the Stanford Oval. From the Oval, type in “The d.school” or “550 Panama Mall, Stanford, CA” via Google Maps and follow the directions in pedestrian mode.

  • If you are staying at the Stanford Guest House, on Friday, you can take the SLAC Marguerite. On Saturday and Sunday, you will need to take an Lyft/Uber (directions below) as the Marguerite does not run on the weekends from that location.

  • If you are taking a Lyft/Uber, use “421 Santa Teresa St, Stanford, CA” when you make your request. This will take you to the intersection of Santa Teresa St & Lomita Dr. From there, walk north on Lomita Mall towards Panama Mall. Take a right on Panama Mall to the d.school (550 Panama Mall; on your left).

  • If you are driving and parking, please plan to park in either the Tressider Parking Lot or the Roble Garage. You will only need to pay for parking on Friday before 4PM.

Fun Activities
  • Dish walk - Open to public until 7:30pm; Stanford, CA
  • Sculpture Garden exploration - Stanford, CA
  • See a movie @ the Stanford Theatre ($7.00 for general adult admission, $5 for over 65):
  1. Clash of the Wolves (1925) @ 7:30
  2. The Jazz Singer (1927) @ 5:40, 9:10



Restaurants & Bars We Love

  • Three Seasons (Vietnamese) - 518 Bryant St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
  • Tamarine (Vietnamese) - 546 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
  • Darbar (Indian) - 129 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
  • Pizza My Heart - 220 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
  • Evvia (Mediterannean; $$$) - 420 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
  • Oren's Hummus (Mediterannean) - 261 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301 
  • Palo Alto Sol (Mexican) - 408 N California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306
  • Sushirrito (cheap eats) - 448 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
  • Burma Ruby (Burmese) - 326 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
  • Rangoon Ruby (Burmese) - 445 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
  • Rose & Crown Bar (pub) - Open 11AM - 1AM; 547 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301


We’re here to support you and your learning as you prepare for and throughout the weekend. You can always e-mail us at 
schoolretool@dschool.stanford.edu with any last-minute questions or needs.

Have any challenges getting here or an emergency during the weekend? Please call or text us:
  • Devon Young: 415-794-2419
  • Jen Goldstein: 479-650-1835