Organized by Harvard Developers for Development, MIT Global Poverty Initiative, Tufts Entrepreneurs Society, and Tufts Empower, the 4th annual International Development Hackathon (ID Hack) will bring together hackers, technology enthusiasts, and organizations working in international development to create impact with technology.
International Development Hackathon 2016
Co-organized by Harvard, MIT, and Tufts
with Platinum Partner Qualcomm
5:30pm February 12th - 5pm February 13th
Tufts Collaborative Learning and Innovation Complex (CLIC)
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/928504190558539/
The International Development Hackathon (IDHack) is a 24-hour hackathon that brings together hackers, international development enthusiasts, and NGOs from the greater Boston area to work on projects that will make an impact on international development.
Projects are selected from NGOs, private sector comanies and governmental organizations and vetted by the organizers. Visit our website.
|5:30PM||Door open for check in|
|5:30PM-6:30PM||Networking session with sponsors|
|7:30PM||Dinner + project and group selection|
|8:30-9:30PM||Beginner's Workshop on Python|
|11:00PM-12:00AM||Data Science Workshop (Tufts Enigma)|
|1:00AM||Intro to Hacking with Bitcoin Workshop (Blockchain)|
|7:00AM||Breakfast + coffee|
|1:30PM||Deadline for project submission (code/link/etc) via devpost|
|2:00PM-3:00PM||Projects fair + preliminary judging|
|3:00PM||Top presentations + Closing ceremony|
All skill levels welcome!
For questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or post on our Facebook event!
Making a difference in the world, networking, great prizes...
I’D Hack for international development... wouldn't you?
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide travel reimbursements for those planning to fly in. Use Lyft $20 promo code IDHack16!
Registration is limited to current students (college, graduate school, etc.)
$2,150 in prizes
$1000 + tablets
Second Overall Prize
Third Overall Prize
Best Project Design
For the project that best considers the complexities of innovating within the context of international development in its design.
Qualcomm Platinum Partner Special Award
MLH Best/funniest use of domain name from domain.com Special Award
Swag bags with Arduinos
MLH Best use of AWS (Amazon Web Services) Special Award
Dell 1TB Hard Drives
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
How to enter
Register on Eventbrite at idhack16.eventbrite.com.
Assistant Professor of Engineering and Computer Science at Harvard
Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at Tufts
Tufts Fletcher School and previously MIT D-Lab
Is the project sustainable within the unique contexts of the community it is aiming to impact? Does your project consider the complexities of that community's culture, societal structures, traditions, and challenges?
Is the project solution creatively and effectively address the project problem?
How does the project make social impact?
Is the project well-thought out and designed? Could the project work well within the complexities and constrains of developing in an international context?