Support social good movements like BLM with technology!

To address the recent events regarding social disparities and injustices, the duckHacks team has put together a hackathon to encourage solutions in four main tracks:

  • Active Tooling
    • Create tools to actively help participants of social rallies, protests, or apps people can use on a day-to-day basis to promote accountability.
  • Fundraising
    • Find creative new ways for people to donate money to a good cause, and to make sure support goes to the right places.
  • Education
    • Teach the masses about problems Black and Brown communities face in America in new ways, whether it be with visualized data or new styles only possible with technology.
  • Pandemic Response
    • With the COVID-19 pandemic hitting Black and Brown communities especially hard, create solutions oriented at them to alleviate working in our new reality.

Eligibility

Anyone in the United States and Canada can participate in this hackathon (students, professionals, etc.).

Requirements

You must submit a Github (or similar repository system) link to your project. A video/Powerpoint Presentation and photos are highly recommended to show off your project, as this is the equivalent of the in-person presentation people are going to see!

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

Active Tooling Category Prize

The best hack in the active tooling category will donate $200 to a charity of choice in our list.

Fundraising Category Prize

The best hack in the fundraising category will donate $200 to a charity of choice in our list.

Education Category Prize

The best hack in the education category will donate $200 to a charity of choice in our list.

Pandemic Response Category Prize

The best hack in the pandemic response category will donate $200 to a charity of choice in our list.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

D&I Committee

D&I Committee

DuckHacks Committee

DuckHacks Committee

Google Cloud

Google Cloud

Stevens Institute of Technology

Stevens Institute of Technology

Judging Criteria

  • Effectiveness
    How well does the hack address a present need in minority communities?
  • Usability
    How accessible is the technology for everyone to use? Will the solution work with the less technologically inclined, the impaired, or children?
  • Implementation
    How well is the solution implemented? Can it be turned into a real-world project/product for use in real-world communities?

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