"If the community rested in your hands, what would you build to improve it in 8 hours?”

 

Presented by The Knowledge House, THE POINT CDC and The Young Hackers, #SocialGoodHacks will be your opportunity to create and hack a social good product such as a website, mobile app, video campaign, or startup that alleviates an everyday problem in disadvantaged communities.

 

There will be five topics in which each participant will come up with ideas and work in teams with a mentor to set up projects in the effort to solve problems in the community.  If you have an idea that addresses issues of policing, environmental justice, gang violence, and relationships then come bring it to life at #SocialGoodHacks. Find the schedule and registration link below! 

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Prizes

$240 in prizes

1st Place Hack (4)

Each team member gets a ChromeCasts, thanks to GoogleNYC.

2nd Place Hack (4)

25$ Best Buy Gift Cards, thanks to Digital Undivided!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

  • Max team size is 4 people
  • Make sure to review your presentation with a mentor before you submit.

Requirements

There will be five topics in which each participant will come up with ideas and work in teams with a mentor to set up projects in the effort to solve these problems in the community:

  • policing
  • environmental justice
  • gang violence
  • relationships

Bring these projects to life at #SocialGoodHacks! 

 

How to enter

Make sure to have a presentable demo of your project. In order to submit you must have a challengepost account so make one really quickly to submit your hack.

Judges

Jerelyn Rodriguez

Jerelyn Rodriguez
Founder of The Knowledge House

Judging Criteria

  • Effectiveness
    How effective will this be on the community? Does this properly address the teams chosen problem? If executed, how effective will it be?