Santa Clara University's social good hackathon

March 2-3 in Locatelli

Thank you for joining us in our sixth year of solving pressing social issues using your creativity and code

What's a Hackathon?

A hackathon is a time when you and your team come together to construct a cool and inventive project in 24 hours!

Who can attend?

All undergraduate and graduate students who can make the trip! A school email is required for registration.

I've never been to a Hackathon!

No worries! Hackathons are a great way to develop your skills and see what you can accomplish!

How big can my team be?

We require all teams to be comprised of 2-6 people.

What if I don't have a team?

No problem! We can link you up with other students at the event who are also looking for teammates.

Any other questions?

Feel free to email us at if you have any questions or concerns!


This year, we are awarding cash prizes (amount TBD) for projects that best solve issues related to each humanitarian theme. The themes for this year and their descriptions are listed below, along with the sponsor backing the theme.


Enabling underprivileged schools to have the best learning environment for their students. Sponsored by the Bannan Forum


Providing the tools necessary to ensure good health in underserved communities


Finding new solutions to keep the Earth safe and beautiful for future generations to come


Enhancing the livelihood of artists and musicians through the use of technology

This Year's Partners

If Hack for Humanityโ€™s mission resonates with what you would like to see in your community, we would appreciate any financial support to make our event a success.

This support can be received in any form ranging from funds to subsidized tickets or purchase power for students to continue developing their knowledge of computer science!

Feel free to contact if you're interested or if you have questions/concerns!

Mentors and Judges

Santa Clara Universityโ€™s Hack for Humanity believes that the key to its success lies in the support and guidance offered by its mentors and judges. For more information about what it means to be a mentor and/or judge, please check out this document.

If you would like to get involved in our hackathon, please sign up here.