Organized by the Harvard Developers for Development and the MIT Global Poverty Initiative, the International Development Hackathon (ID Hack) brings together hackers, technology enthusiasts and organizations working in international developement to create impact with technology.
This year ID Hack will be at the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) (link)
1 Broadway, 5th floor, Cambridge, MA
ID Hack begins on February 15th, 2014 at 5PM and ending at 5PM the next day. The day includes networking, hacking, and workshops.
Interest in technology in international development (that's it!). Participants from all technical backgrounds are welcome and there is no entrance fee for the event.
The International Development Hackathon solicits projects from NGOs, nonprofits, and government organizations operating in the international development space as the basis for projects during the hackathon. All participants are welcome to work on their own project, but are encouraged to take advantage of the expertise of people in the organizations presenting.
Excited to see who's pitching at the 2014 hackathon or want to find a project to work on at the hackathon? Check out or selected project proposals below:View projects View full pitches
ID Hack also encourages companies and organizations to submit APIs and platforms for ID Hack. If your company would like to promote an API or platform, contact us at contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are excited to offer participants at ID Hack benefits from both Dropbox and Twilio during the hackathon.
ID Hack is a 24-event that begins on February 15th at 5PM. Hacking and workshops will begin after project presentations and will continue thorugh the evening. The second day will include project presentations, a networking session and an awards ceremony. The planned schedule for the event is as follows:
|5:00PM||Doors open for check in; dinner|
|7:00PM||Project and group selection; begin hacking!|
|3:00AM||Another late-night snack|
|2:00PM||Deadline for project submission (code/link/etc)|
|2:00PM-4:00PM||Networking session with sponsors|
|2:30PM||Tech checks for presentations|
|4:00PM-4:30PM||Sponsor reception and Judge deliberations|
|5:00PM||Awards ceremony and informal networking|
The hackathon is made possible by sponsors who generously contribute to cover the food, facilites costs, and prizes of ID Hack. Many of these sponsors will send reprsentatives to network with hackers and judge projects as well.
Projects at ID Hack will be judged based on the four criteria of sustainability, innovation, impact, and design. In addition, all winners will also receive 50GB of Dropbox credit.View judge bios
The top projects will be awarded as follows:
|Grand Prize||$1000||Awarded to the best overall project. Also includes the opportunity to work with Dorm Room Fund and VenturePact.|
|J.P. Morgan Sponsor Prize||$500||Awarded by J.P. Morgan based on the four criteria established.|
|Intuit Sponsor Prize||$500||Awarded by Intuit based on the four criteria established.|
|Beginner Prize||$300||Awarded to be best website created for development by non-technical attendees who attend our training workshop.|