Engaging students in tackling the world's largest problems

A hackathon for the people, by the people. With countless possibilities and issues to tackle, the sky's the limit.

You can make a difference with these following tracks: 

Sociocultural

Help develop solutions aiming to bridge societal gaps regarding social and cultural issues. Such solutions range from developing a mobile application that easily allows users to look up police officer’s badge number and precinct, to a web application that calculates the likelihood of incarceration.

Economic

Tackle both current and potential emerging issues related to our economy. Projects under this track should be centered to provide solutions to economic challenges that society is currently facing. Solutions that will better business, solve policy issues, and even household innovations that can alleviate the stress of COVID-19 are welcomed.

Political

Promote and empower civic engagement with a focus on current issues in policy. These projects include any sort of technology that enhances the addressing of public concerns, protecting public values, or optimizes the process for citizens to make a difference and get their voices and opinions heard.

Environmental

Focus on the intersection between technology and sustainability. Projects under the Environmental track should aim to provide a platform to help our world. Whether through curbing climate change or delivering a sustainable and affordable alternative to current technologies

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Prizes

TBD

Best Use of Google Cloud

Use any Google Cloud product! The winning team members will get a Google Cloud branded backpack, water bottle, and trophy.

Best Use of Google Cloud - COVID-19 Hackathon Fund

Select projects may receive an invitation to apply to the Google Cloud COVID-19 hackathon fund awarding up to $5,000 in cloud credits and guidance from Google developers.

Best Use of EchoAR

Winning team members will get free access to EchoAR's premium platform

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Participants: Individuals (high school students and above); Teams (up to 4 members). Continuation projects are allowed but are only eligible for certain prizes.

Countries: Anywhere

Requirements

Submit your project with a video pitch through Devpost by the deadline (August 23). 

Judges

TBD

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Judging Criteria

  • TBD

themes

  • Machine Learning/ AI
  • Social Good
  • COVID-19