Organized by Harvard Developers for Development, the MIT Global Poverty Initiative, and Tufts, the 3rd annual International Development Hackathon (ID Hack) will bring together hackers, technology enthusiasts, and organizations working in international development to create impact with technology.
Planning for ID Hack 2015 is currently well under way - stay tuned for updates on projects, sponsors, prizes, the schedule, and more!!!
ID Hack is excited to be collaborating with Tufts University for the first time this year! The hackathon with be held at the Tufts Fletcher School and Olin Center.
160 Packard Avenue, Medford, MA 02155
Directions: Take the Red Line to Davis Square. In front of the T station, take the Tufts Davis Square Shuttle to the Olin Center.Friday Schedule
This 24-hour hackathon begins in the evening of February 13, 2015, until the evening of February 14, 2015. 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. Workshops will be held for both beginners and the more advanced! There will also be mentors present throughout the hackathon.
Sign ups will open soon, stay tuned!
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.
Projects at the 2015 hackathon will be updated soon -- stay tuned and be excited!
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 email@example.com.
ID Hack is a 24-hour event that begins on February 13th. 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. This year's schedule is still being finalized, but last year's 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, supply costs, and prizes of ID Hack. Many of these sponsors will send representatives to network with hackers and judge projects as well. If you or your company is interested in sponsoring, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Projects at ID Hack will be judged based on the four criteria of sustainability, innovation, impact, and design. Stay tuned for updates on our specific sponsor prizes!