About the challenge

#codeForGood - Our title sponsor is Microsoft! We encourage you to design, develop, and demo solutions that impact health, education, environment, and empowerment.

Whether it's a semester project or a minimum viable product that you submitted to one of our sponsored hackathons, we want you to extend your progress and see how far you can take it!

If you design, develop, and demo a solution that improves anyone's lives in any way, you are welcome to submit to us. Be sure to register at bit.ly/ttr22 and watch our keynote speaker Lauren Hasson to receive her salary negotiation materials for FREE!!!

Lauren Hasson is the founder of DevelopHer, which has won 21 awards for Innovation, Diversity, and Leadership. Additionally, Lauren has earned multiple Female Executive & Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, was a UN EQUALS Leadership in Tech Award finalist & 2x finalist for the UN WSIS Stakeholder Prize.

Get started

We are visiting several cities this fall to sponsor, host, and revive various hackathons, so join us online or onsite in Houston, Baltimore, Dallas, Boston, San Francisco, Durham, etc.

HOUSTON (September 23-25) - Rice University - HackRice - https://hack.rice.edu

BALTIMORE (October 1-2) - University of Maryland, Baltimore County - hackUMBC - https://hackumbc.org

DALLAS (October 1-2) - University of Texas at Arlington - HackUTA - https://hackuta.org

BOSTON (October 14-16) - Harvard University - HackHarvard - https://hackharvard.io

SAN FRANCISCO (October 14-16) - University of California, Berkeley - Cal Hacks - https://calhacks.io

DURHAM (October 22-23) - Duke University - HackDuke - https://hackduke.org


What to Build

We want you to #codeForGood by building anything that helps people! Our four themes are:

  • Health
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Empowerment

You're welcome to build projects that combine themes as long as you clarify your primary theme and your secondary themes. If you're not sure which theme fits best, feel free to classify your project under Empowerment since that can operate as a catch-all term. For example, if you built a project addressing safety and security, we would usually consider that to be empowering others.

We also want to account for different project types:

  • Web
  • Mobile
  • Data
  • AI / ML
  • AR / VR
  • Game
  • Other

Everyone is eligible! However, each submission may only list six team members.

What to Submit

Pitch your project in a video. We recommend 2-4 minutes, but you're welcome to use any length you feel is best. You may also submit other supporting materials, including your code, GitHub repositories, and PDFs of your research. However, remember that sending too much information may obscure the best qualities of your product!

We'll continue updating this page with more information about judging and prizes.

Hackathon Sponsors


$7,500 in prizes

Prize Package (details coming soon)

We will award prizes for various themes (health, education, environment, empowerment), tracks (mobile, web, analytics, XR, games), and demographics (high school, freshmen, local, etc.).

Fan Favorites

Give the people what they want!

Opt-In Prizes

Opt-In Prize Categories: Funniest Project, Most Useless Project, etc.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Richmond Aisabor

Richmond Aisabor
Software Engineer, AT&T

Judging Criteria

  • Design
    How easy would it be for users to understand the functions of this MVP? How well does this MVP use visual, audio, and tactile features to engage users? How easy would it be for users to identify and suggest potential improvements for this MVP?
  • Development
    How impactful is this MVP within its primary theme? How innovative is this MVP within its primary type? How complete is this MVP?
  • Demonstration
    How clearly and concisely did the presenter(s) convey the challenge this MVP seeks to address? How clearly and concisely did the presenter(s) convey the solution this MVP provides? How well did the presenter(s) explain the future of this MVP?

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