About

 

Background

Hack for the People is an online intercollegiate platform that hosts events centered on current social/economic/political/environmental issues mentored by experts on topics suggested by students and more. By connecting students and experts from across the globe, this initiative facilitates diverse discussions and innovation opportunities covering a variety of topics that will emphasize a global outlook on situations that impact us all.

General Tracks:

  1. Sociocultural
  2. Economic
  3. Political
  4. Environmental

Sponsor Tracks (WIP):

  1. Best Use of Google Cloud
  2. Pale Blue Dot
  3. Hindsight 20/21
  4. Black Lives Matter
  5. I'm Possible
  6. See The Light
  7. The Sixth Extinction
  8. Re-Flatten The Curve

Each sponsor track winner will receive a sponsor-contributed prize. Sponsors contribute a problem statement, office hours, educational material, and judging.

 

Timeline

Apply:

  1. Apply for the hackathon through our Devpost page by Thursday August 20th 11:59:59 PM ET to be eligible for prizes. You can compete individually or with a team of up to 4 members. Acceptances are rolling.
  2. Fill out our Typeform to complete your registration and get swag mailed to you after the event is over.
  3. Join Harvard student-led Coronavirus Visualization Community's Intercollegiate Discord server and head over to the #check-in channel after self-verification to access to our event channels where the hackathon wil be taking place.

Learn:

  1. Attend our opening ceremony Friday August 21st 10:00:00 AM ET.
  2. Receive help from our world-class mentors and learn from experienced SWEs.
  3. Watch expert panels, tutorials, and presentations.

Innovate:

  1. Develop a project that encompasses a solution to one or more of our tracks.
  2. Continuation projects are allowed, but will only be eligible for the 'Best Continuation Hack' prize as well as VC prizes.

Submit: 

  1. All attendees must submit their projects alongside a project description and 2 minute video demo through our Devpost page by Sunday August 23rd 1:00:00 PM ET.
  2. Our judges will primarily be looking at your submitted Devpost project page and the uploaded 2 minute video demo of your project.
  3. Use this article to learn how to create and submit a project on Devpost. 

Closing/Awards Ceremony Sunday August 23rd 4:00:00 PM ET.