Santa Clara University's Humanitarian Hackathon

February 17th-18th, 2024

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About Hack for Humanity

Hack for Humanity is an opportunity to identify and solve pressing social issues using your creativity and code. We host a series of workshops, bring experienced mentors, and create networking opportunities with industry professionals. Come enjoy the free food, free merch, and exciting events planned!


help 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!

help 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.

help 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.

help 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.

help I've never been to a Hackathon!

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

help Any other questions?

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

2023 Schedule

info Events in PST

Day Before: February 17th 2023

4:30 PM Career Center Workshop - Kenna 102 πŸ§‘β€πŸŽ“

Day One: February 18th 2023

9:00 AM Networking Breakfast πŸ³βœ…
10:00 AM Opening Keynote πŸ“
10:30 AM Team Formation 🀝
11:00 AM Hacking Begins! πŸ’»
12:00 PM Photobooth πŸ“Έ
Git It All Together πŸ’»
All About API's πŸ’¬
1:00 PM Lunch Break! πŸ₯ͺ
2:00 PM Add Login to Your JavaScript Application with Auth0 πŸ‘₯
3:00 PM Activity Break 1: Scavenger Hunt! πŸ“œπŸ—Ί
Bringing Your Website to Life with React.js βš›οΈ
Flask Frenzy: The Fundamentals and Beyond (Python) 🐍
4:00 PM LaTeX Workshop πŸ•Š
Connecting Everything Together: Full-Stack Website Development 🧩
6:00 PM Dinner break πŸ•
7:00 PM Activity Break 2: Surprise Student Performer! πŸŽ™

Day Two: February 19th 2023

12:00 AM Activity Break 3: Midnight S'mores πŸ”₯β›ΊπŸŒš
9:30 AM Devpost Submission Q&A ❓
10:30 AM Devpost Submissions Due! πŸ“
10:30 AM Raffle Tickets 🎟
11:00 AM Demos and Judging Begin! πŸ€”
12:45 PM Finalist Presentations 🎀
2:00 PM Winners Announced! πŸ€‘πŸ†πŸ’―


Hack for Humanity 2023 Grand Prizes:


Additional Prizes:

▪ Roblox Sponsored Best Use of Gaming Technology: $500

▪ The Department of Math and Computer Science Sponsored Best Application of Theory: $250

▪ The Ciocca Center Sponsored The Most Interdisciplinary Award: $500

▪ ACM and ACM-W Sponsored Best Hack by Women-In-Tech: $600


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

2023 Sponsors:

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

Hack for Humanity Recap!

2023 Winners

Take a closer look at what people built on this year's Devpost contest.

Previous Hackathons


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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