Cognitive Builder Faire EVENT GUIDE

Ready for weekend of Watson, Data Science, Data Engineering, and App Dev learning! It’s time to charge your laptops and build...Cognitive Builder Faire, San Francisco is Here!

Below are details to ensure you have all the info and resources needed to get the most out of the event:

Bring your laptops and power cords!

The Kickoff Happy Hour & Check In for the Faire begins at 6:00pm on Friday, April 21; the Keynote starts at 6:45pm.

View the agenda at this link: Cognitive Builder Faire - San Francisco

Visit the Cognitive Builder Faire Github page to learn how to get started with the IBM Data Science Experience:

Join the official Cognitive Builder Slack channel: #cbf-san-francisco

Get a jump start on your learning by taking starter Tutorials and installing the tools you'll need to be successful at the Faire:

Familiarize yourself with the Watson sdks:

Set up virtualenv and virtualenvwrapper on your machines:

Check out this free online course:


Date & Time: Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 23, 2017

  • Friday: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am – 10:15 pm
  • Sunday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Galvanize Address: 44 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA 94105

BART/Muni Public Transportation

  • Galvanize is an 8-10 minute walk from the Montgomery station.
  • MUNI (bus): The following bus lines have stops close to us: 10, 12, and 14

Parking Information

  • Check out for a map of parking options.
  • 405 Howard Street Garage - entrance located on left side of 1st Street, between Howard & Folsom in the Orrick building (Hours: Monday - Friday 6am - 7pm)
  • 505 Howard Street Garage - entrance located on Tehama Street, b/w 1st & 2nd Hours: Monday - Friday 5am - 7pm
  • Lot on the north side of Howard Street (approximately 530 Howard) between 1st & 2nd. Hours: 7am - late
  • Bicycles are allowed in the building and there is bicycle parking on the 3rd and 5th Floors. Please coordinate with Security or staff to direct you to the bicycle storage when you arrive.

Nearby Hotels

  • Hotel Zetta San Francisco - 55 Fifth St.
  • Hotel Palomar San Francisco - a Kimpton Hotel - 12 Fourth St.
  • The Inn at Union Square - 440 Post St.
  • Four Seasons Hotel - 757 Market St.
  • The Courtyard Marriott - 299 2nd St

Social Media

  • Event Official hashtag: #CognitiveBuilder
  • Twitter: @BuildWithWatson

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