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Considering becoming a
Project Champion?

This is a unique opportunity to share your skills in making Austin a better place. Our hackathon focuses on social good projects, from creating mobile apps that streamline feeding the homeless to aggregating data for where our new sidewalks should be built.

Anybody who would like to help other Austinites is welcome to attend the event as a civic hacker.

ATX Hack for Change can’t take place without the impactful projects brought to the hackathon by the community.

So if you have an idea to improve Austin, consider submitting a project idea for our next event. Learn about the submission process below.

2017 GIGATech App Winners

An educational platform to teach coding for python for youth

4 Steps on How to Submit Your Project Idea

step 1

Brainstorm your idea and problem statement. We have plenty of workshops to help you before you submit.

step 2

Submit your idea by April 30, 2018

step 3

Finalists will be announced by May 11, 2018

step 4

Pitch your idea to hackers on June 1, 2018

step 5

Hack your project forward from June 1-3, 2018


Here are some additional resources to help you through the project process.

Project Newsletter 2016
Project Newsletter 2017
Project Pitch Training Slides 2017

Coming Soon!

Judging Process

Our projects are judged equally on:

1. Execution

2. Practicality

We want you to be creative with your ideas, but we’re dedicated on supporting projects that have a real-world impact. Other criteria that we take into consideration is: civic need, accessibility, sustainability, and the originality of the project.

Every year, we award fun titles such as:

  • - Most Hacked Forward
  • - Best Use of Data
  • - Best Design
  • - Most Austin

U.N. Global Goals Initiative

All of our projects this year will fall under the U.N. Global Goals Initiative.
Check them out!

No Poverty


GOAL 2: Zero Hunger


GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being


GOAL 4: Quality Education


GOAL 5: Gender Equality


GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation


GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy


GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth


GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure


GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality


GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities


GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production


GOAL 13: Climate Action


GOAL 14: Life Below Water


GOAL 15: Life on Land


GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions


GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal