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Hackathon for Social Good

Solving social issues by local communities, for local communities.

How Does it Work?

Groups of experts, advocates, activists and people impacted by a problem come together for a day of collaborative work. The day begins with short presentations then moves to group-based strategizing and ideation, design sessions and a presentation of the idea to a panel of judges.
Unnerving, challenging and fast-paced? You bet.
A mad adrenaline rush? Of course.
And it’s always for a great cause.


Upcoming Events


The Portland Ideation Summit: Housing for All (Part 1)

Location: Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), Portland, OR

Gather with regional experts, advocates, activists and people who have experienced homelessness to imagine and pursue new ways to house the people who live on Portland’s streets. Bring your talents and ideas. We can do this, Portland!
These helpful resources will help you prepare.


Ideation Summit Schedule

Like a hackathon, this Summit begins with short presentations, then participants break up into teams for about three hours to plan and design a new idea that will reduce homelessness in Portland, OR.


Resources  | Twitter: #PDXHomesForAll  |   Facebook  |  Wiki

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What Are People Saying?

Eugenia Gargallo of Inspira’t shares her story from the Barcelona Hackathon for Social Good.

Past Non-profits

A partial list of non-profits that have benefited from Hackathons for Social Good:

Action Against Hunger

Banc de Sang

Capital Area Food Bank

Chicago Cares

Cross Stitch Project

Exposure Camp

Dalai Lama Center


Doctors Without Borders

Dress for Success

Friends of Ibba School for Girls

Gene Siskel Film Center

Growing Home

Habitat for Humanity

Hands on Atlanta

Idelsohn Society for the Preservation of Folk Music


My Way Home Dog Rescue

National Military Families Association

New York Cares

Nursing Mothers Coalition

Open Books

Oxfam International


Project Mona

Prom King

Right Rides

The Love Comes

Tot Raval

Tracking Change


Contact Us

Are you a non-profit or can you sponsor or host a hackathon? Email us and include your request below.