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.

Our project submission deadline for ATX Hack for Change 2018 has passed, and this year’s finalists have been selected.

Review the 2018 Projects

2017 GIGATech App Winners

An educational platform to teach coding for python for youth

5 Steps to Submit Your Project Idea

1Brainstorm your idea and problem statement. We have plenty of workshops to help you before you submit.
2Submit your idea by April 30, 2018
3Finalists will be announced by May 11, 2018
4Pitch your idea to hackers on June 1, 2018
5Hack your project forward from June 1-3, 2018

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