Austinites Hacking for Change

What began in 2013 as a response to the White House call for more local engagement in civic hacking has expanded three times in one short year to be Austin’s largest and most widely beneficial civic and social good hackathon. Bringing together nearly 200 technologists and social innovations, ATX Hack for Change has facilitated the creation of over two dozen social good and civic applications and digital projects that continue to provide meaningful impact for Austinites across the city.




Female Hackers.


Projects Pitched.


Projects Completed.

ATX Hack for Change 2014 Presented by:



compBalloons-01National Day of Civic Hacking like you’ve never seen it before…

…featuring offices and engagement from the City of Austin, non-profit leaders, and aspiring activists coming together with hack-ready ideas.

The best stories are told from the inside – check out these Storify collections curated from the posts our participants shared on social media throughout the weekend!



ATX Hack for Change 2014

Eats & Treats of 2014

Changemaker Showcase 2014


What a weekend!

ATX Hack for Change 2014 is over, but the projects and many of the teams are still going strong. We were immensely impressed by how much got done in one weekend (exceeding even our very high expectations!) but we are even more impressed by the passion of the hackers who are continuing to work on their projects.

A total 17 projects worked to complete their goal, and of those 16 presented at the end of the weekend; here’s a little sample of those:

Selected participating organizations:

loveisrespectmozido OP3Nvoice   socrataunltdusa


Hacking for change doesn’t happen just once a year. Join our mailing list for notifications from Open Austin on how you can continue hacking it forward. We’ll also keep you up to date on project development opportunities for the 2015 ATX Hack for Change.