Inman will be hosting its 2nd Hacker Connect on Monday, August 7th at the Hilton (Union Square Hotel) in San Francisco. Hacker Connect is a one-day event created for the real estate tech community. The event explores the nuts and bolts of real estate tech. I love that the content isn’t watered down or wrapped in infomercials.

Building off of the success of the inaugural Hacker Connect, this year’s event aims to capture the spirit of a hackathon. Brad and the Inman team have added a new session called “Hack the App” that challenges attendees to build an offer tracking app. Think Domino’s Tracker® for the real estate industry. I collaborated with a small team of industry leaders (Joel Burslem: 1000 Watt Consulting, Shane Farkas: The Agency and Paul Cooley: Imprev Inc.) to sketch out the premise of the app. We will demo the proof of concept during the “Hack the App” session and turn it over to some talented designers and developers to build. This should be super fun.

I am also moderating a panel entitled, “Getting APIs Right and Real Estate Tech That Talks.” The panelists are: Zvi Band (CEO at Contactually), Chad Gardner (Engineer at Spatial) and Jess Martin (Co-Founder at First). API’s are the glue of real estate technology and I’m excited to be moderating a panel of experts.

Hacker Connect has a solid agenda and pretty fantastic lineup of speakers. Personally, I’m looking forward to Anaca Dragan’s talk about the challenges of building robots that work with humans. Dragan is an assistant professor in the EECS department at UC Berkeley focused on algorithms for human-robot interaction.

If you’re in San Francisco or attending the Inman Connect conference, come spend the day with more than 400 engineers, nerds, developers, geeks, designers, tech executives and other cool people. Tickets are still available. You can register for Hacker Connect here.