Social Innovation Hackathon organized by UCB School of Information is a unique type of hackathon. Now in its 2nd year, Social Innovation Hackathon makes its goal to build technology solutions for real-world social issues and causes. Social Innovation Hackathon focuses on social impact and change and allows participants to literally “hack for good”. The organizers’ goal is to produce work that can be sustainable after a hackathon.
In 2013, this 24-hour event partnered with Peace Corps and produced more than 8 solutions to the organization. A number of the projects ended up adopted by the Peace Corps.
This year Social Innovation Hackathon is aligned with Heifer International. Heifer International’s mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth.
We’re proud to support such an honorable event – participation is free for students and only $15 for other community members.
The event takes place on November 21-22 in Berkeley, CA. Check out their website for more info and to register.