Hack to change the world

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

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ID Hack is the largest collegiate hackathon for good.

Organized by Harvard Developers for Development, MIT Global Poverty Initiative, Tufts Entrepreneurs Society, and Tufts Empower, 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

Unfortunately we are unable to provide travel reimbursements.

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.
We'll also be holding an informal gathering on Feb. 6th to meet other hackers and form teams - spots are limited, sign up here.

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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.

Only current students can attend the event, including college students, grad students, etc.

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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.
Multiple teams can work on each project, and teams should be at most 5 people. We encourage you to meet and work with people from other schools!

View project proposals

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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.

Tentative Event Schedule

Time Description
4:00PM Doors open for check in
4:00PM-5:30PM Networking session with sponsors
5:30PM Opening remarks + Keynote by Asad Badruddin (Co-founder of Pakathon)
6:00PM Project pitches
7:00PM Dinner + project and group selection
7:30-8:30PM Beginner workshop; begin hacking!
10:00PM Snacks
3:00AM Another late-night snack
8:00AM Breakfast + coffee
12:00PM Lunch
12:00PM Deadline for project submission (code/link/etc)
12:00PM-2:00PM Judge deliberations + fun events for hackers
2:00PM Closing ceremony + winners present

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.

Sponsors of ID Hack 2015

Platinum Partner


Platinum Sponsors


Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors

JP Morgan
Goldman Sachs

Bronze Sponsors

Vecna Cares


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!