ATX Hack for Change

St. Edward's University

Since 2013, Austin has come together for three days each year to work on real solutions to our community’s most pressing issues. The mission of ATX Hack for Change is to unite technology and social good by turning changemakers of all walks of life into civic hackers.

Thank you, Austin.

Over the last six years, we’ve hacked hundreds of transformative projects for the good of our city. We love what we do, and we love what we’ve been able to accomplish with you.

But it takes time and resources to pull off this event each year, and for 2019, we’ve pulled back to look at the impact of the event and how best to use those resources going forward.

There will be no ATX Hack for Change 2019.

But we don’t want to say goodbye forever. If you’re interested in collaborating or have fresh ideas on how to make ATX Hack for Change work best for Austin, please reach out.

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Your impact here.

We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished. If you’re interested in working with us in the future, take a look at some of our past projects to see just how far your participation can take us.

2017: Kiwi Compute

A 2017 GIGATech App winner, the Kiwi Compute team created a middle ground that makes Python programming accessible to middle-school students.

2017: OpenCurrents

Using this software, volunteers can log hours helping nonprofits and earn digital currency redeemable at local businesses and organizations.

2016: Internet of Bees

How can you bridge the “digital divide” in the beekeeping community? A mobile app that makes it easy for beekeepers to manage their hives.

2016: Bike and Pedestrian Safety Mapping

The issue: how to make cyclists and pedestrians comfortable on Austin’s streets. The solution: a crowdsourced map that aligned with the City of Austin’s mobility plans.

2013: Keep Austin Fed

The premise is simple: Austin has too much excess food and too many residents going hungry. ATX Hack for Change provided the automation necessary to do more.

Thank you to our partners.