Hack to change the world

Medford, MA ▪ Tufts Fletcher School and Olin Center ▪ February 13-14, 2015

ID Hack is the largest collegiate hackathon for good.

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!!!

Where is ID Hack?

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

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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
Saturday Schedule

When is ID Hack?

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.

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What do you need to sign up?

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!

Projects at ID Hack

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.

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Projects at the 2015 hackathon will be updated soon -- stay tuned and be excited!

APIs and Platforms

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 directors.idhack@gmail.com.

Event Schedule

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:

Time Description
5:00PM Doors open for check in; dinner
6:00PM Opening remarks
6:30PM Project pitches
7:00PM Project and group selection; begin hacking!
12:00AM Midnight snack
3:00AM Another late-night snack
6:00AM Fresh coffee
8:00AM Breakfast
11:30AM Lunch
2:00PM Deadline for project submission (code/link/etc)
2:00PM-4:00PM Networking session with sponsors
2:30PM Tech checks for presentations
3:00PM-4:00PM Project presentations
4:00PM-4:30PM Sponsor reception and Judge deliberations
5:00PM Awards ceremony and informal networking

Sponsors at ID Hack

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 directors.idhack@gmail.com.

Last Year's Sponsors at ID Hack 2014

Platinum Sponsor


Gold Sponsor


Silver Sponsors

McKinsey & Company

Bronze Sponsors

Bridgewater Associates
Food Should Taste Good


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!