Santa Clara University's Humanitarian Hackathon

February 18th-19th, 2023

Join us in our tenth year of solving pressing social issues using your creativity and code

What's a Hackathon?

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

How big can my team be?

We require all teams to be comprised of 2-6 people. This is a great way for you to work with others, and learn about the design process.

What if I don't have a team?

No problem! We will help connect you with other students who are also looking for teammates before and during the event.

Who can attend?

All undergraduate and graduate students of all majors are welcome! No prior technical experience is required. We'll have mentors and resources to help you along the way.

I've never been to a Hackathon!

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

Any other questions?

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

2022 Schedule

Events in PST

Day One: February 12th 2022

9:00 AM Networking Breakfast 🍳✅
10:00 AM Opening Keynote 📝
10:30 AM Team Formation 🤝
11:00 AM Hacking Begins! 💻
3:00 PM Activity Break 1: Zoom Games! 🎮🕹️
7:00 PM Activity Break 2: Bob Ross! 🎨🖌️

Day Two: February 13th 2022

12:00 AM Activity Break 3: Mugcakes 🔥⛺🌚
9:30 AM Devpost Submission Q&A ❓
10:30 AM DevPost Submissions Due! 📝
11:00 AM Demos and Judging Begin! 🤔
12:45 PM Finalist Presentations 🎤
2:00 PM Winners Announced! 🤑🏆💯


Hack for Humanity 2022 Grand Prizes:


Additional Prizes:

▪ Wolfram Sponsored Fourth & Fifth Place: 3x one year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition

▪ C32-PEX Fintech Inc Sponsored Best Use of Blockchain: $500

▪ Ciocca Center Sponsored Most Interdisciplinary Award: $500

▪ Department of Math and CS Sponsored Best Application of Theory: $250

▪ Xilinx Sponsored Best Hack by Women-In-Tech: Four PYNQ boards


If Hack for Humanity’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 have questions!

Become a Sponsor

2022 Sponsors:

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Santa Clara University School of Engineering
Santa Clara University Computer Science and Engineering
Ignatian Center
Ignatian Center
Digital Ocean

Hack for Humanity 2022 Recap!

Take a closer look at what people built on our Devpost contest.

2022 Winners

Our last in-person hackathon was in 2020. Check out pictures here!


Santa Clara University’s Hack for Humanity puts strong emphasis on recognizing the hard work of its participants. If you are interested in supporting this impactful event as a judge, please fill out the form below. Direct any questions you may have about judging to

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