Santa Clara University's Humanitarian Hackathon

February 17th-18th, 2024


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!

2024 Schedule

info Events in PST

Day One: February 17th 2024

9:00 AM Networking Breakfast πŸ³βœ… (SCDI North Lobby)
10:00 AM Opening Keynote πŸ“ (SCDI North Lobby)
10:30 AM Team Formation 🀝 (SCDI North Lobby)
11:00 AM Hacking Begins! πŸ’»
Cupcake Bar 🧁 (SCDI 1301)
11:30 AM Git It All Together πŸ’» (SCDI 1302/1308)
12:00 PM All About API's πŸ’¬ (SCDI 1302/1308)
12:45 PM Lunch Break! πŸ₯ͺ (SCDI 1302/1308)
1:00 PM Guest Speaker: Pitching Tips & Tricks πŸ—£οΈ (SCDI 1302/1308)
2:00 PM Tetris Tournament πŸŸ₯🟨🟩🟦 (SCDI 1301)
3:00 PM Firebase Workshop πŸ”₯☁️ (SCDI 1302/1308)
3:30 PM Bringing Your Website to Life with React.js βš›οΈ (SCDI 1302/1308)
4:00 PM Flask Frenzy: The Fundamentals and Beyond (Python) 🐍 (SCDI 1302/1308)
5:00 PM Short Movie Time! 🎬 (SCDI 1301)
5:30 PM Basic Cybersecurity + CTF Intro 🚩 (SCDI 1302)
6:00 PM Dinner break πŸ• (SCDI 1302/1308)
7:00 PM Surprise Student Performer! πŸŽ™ (SCDI 1302/1308)
8:00 PM Karaoke Break 🎀 (SCDI 1301)
9:00 PM Connecting Everything Together: Hosting + Calling APIs 🧩 (SCDI 1302/1308)
10:00 PM Rave Music 🎧 (SCDI 1301)

Day Two: February 18th 2024

12:00 AM Activity Break: Midnight Sundaes 🍦🍫πŸ₯„ (SCDI 1301)
8:00 AM Coffee Break! β˜•οΈ (Fresh Bytes)
8:30 AM Devpost Submission Q&A ❓ (SCDI 1302/1308)
9:00 AM Devpost Submissions Due! πŸ“
9:30 AM Demos and Judging Begin! πŸ€” (SCDI 2301/2302)
11:00 PM Raffle Winners! 🎟 (SCDI 1302/1308)
11:45 PM Finalist Presentations 🎀 (SCDI 1302/1308)
1:00 PM Winners Announced! πŸ€‘πŸ†πŸ’― (SCDI 1302/1308)



Additional Prizes:

▪ Ciocca Center Sponsored Most Likely to Become a Startup Award: $500

▪ Ciocca Center Sponsored Sustainable Entrepreneurs Award : $500

▪ ACM and ACM-W Sponsored Best Hack by Women-In-Tech: $500

▪ ACM and ACM-W Sponsored Best Graduate Hack: $750

▪ ACM and ACM-W Sponsored Best Freshmen Hack: $400


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!

2024 Sponsors:


Hack for Humanity Recap!

2024 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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