A social good hackathon between the top students at Cal and Stanford.

Been to every big league hackathon, or feeling bored with meaningless school projects? Come experience one of the greatest rivalries, and camaraderie, known to millennials, when Berkeley and Stanford students will come together for 24 hours of building! We're inviting 100 top hackers, engineers, and designers to join us for a 24-hour hackathon to create solutions for social problems being tackled by some of the most impactful organizations in the Bay Area.

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Prizes

$6,600 in prizes

First Place Overall

Myo Gesture Control Armband
Raspberry Pi and Complete IoT Kit (Microsoft Sponsored)
Monitor and Keyboard (Microsoft Sponsored)
Lunch with Greylock Partners, Sarah Guo
1st Place Medals

2nd Place Overall

Nike+ Fuel Bands (Netskope Sponsored)
Amazon Tap
Raspberry Pi 2
Lunch with Netskope
2nd Place Medals

Third Place Overall

Fitbit Flex
Raspberry Pi
3rd Place Medals

Stellar Prize

LSTN Earbuds
Patagonia Backpack

Somo Prize

LSTN Earbuds
Patagonia Backpack

Quill Prize

LSTN Earbuds
Patagonia Backpack

Kiva Prize

LSTN Earbuds
Patagonia Backpack

SafeCity Prize

LSTN Earbuds
Patagonia Backpack

Watsi Prize

LSTN Earbuds
Patagonia Backpack

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Thomas Bukowski

Thomas Bukowski
CTO of Watsi

Shannon Farley

Shannon Farley
Founder & Executive of Fast Forward

Stuart Coulson

Stuart Coulson
Professor at Stanford

Christine Matheney

Christine Matheney
Startup Technical Liason at Microsoft

Andrew Chase

Andrew Chase
Head of Engineering for Donor Experiences at GoFundMe

Judging Criteria

  • Social Impact - 50%
    High potential for change; we’re looking for projects with large scale and that will affect many lives deeply.
  • Feasibility - 30%
    It’s important that any good solution is implementable in the real world and at scale. Hacks that have had their feasibility well thought out, both from technical and social perspectives, should be considered favorably.
  • Sustainability - 20%
    An effective solution to social problems will effectively and responsibly engage communities, and have a plausible plan for the sustainability of the solution.