Considering becoming a
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.
4 Steps on How to Submit Your Project Idea
Brainstorm your idea and problem statement. We have plenty of workshops to help you before you submit.
Submit your idea by May 11, 2018
Finalists will be announced by May 23, 2018
Pitch your idea to hackers on June 1, 2018
Hack your project forward from June 1-3, 2018
Our projects are judged equally on:
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!