Hacking for Humanity - A Social Innovation Hackathon with Girls in Tech

Organized by Girls in Tech LA
JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE, Los Angeles
From Sep 14th 2017
To Sep 15th 2017
See the website


Update: To clarify, the hackathon is being held from 10AM-6PM on both Thursday and Friday of this week. The hackathon will not operate overnight, though you are welcome and encouraged to continue your efforts with your team after hours at a mutually agreed upon offsite location of your choosing; however, the ballroom at the J.W. Marriott will close at 6pm on Thursday and will be unavailable to participants.

Girls in Tech Los Angeles has teamed up with the Linux Foundation to bring its members a unique  two-day hackathon program to tackle global challenges.  We invite women and men across all fields, including developers, designers, product developers and entrepreneurs, plus businesses that want to embrace the idea of social innovation, or initiatives that combine a positive missions with business.

WHO: Women and men across the globe, including developers, designers, product developers and entrepreneurs, plus businesses that want to embrace the idea of Social Innovation, or initiatives that combine a positive mission with business.

WHAT: More social enterprises are launching worldwide, every year, with the goal to radically transform sectors such as education, healthcare, environmental conservancy, at-risk youth and more.

Participants will be challenged to spark new ways to foster stronger collaborations and communications amongst people in the private, public and people sectors, and build a robust social marketplace to accelerate the growth of the social sector.

For this hackathon, we'll be working on challenges from the following organizations:

Girls Scouts of Greater Los Angeles: The preeminent leadership development organization for girls. With programs from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success. 

The Raw Science Foundation is a non-profit that promotes STEAM education to raise awareness of the impact science and technology have on humanity, particularly for girls and women.  

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with 132,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.

The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship's mission is to provide programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, to recognize business opportunities and to plan for successful futures.

WHY: Because women don’t just do good when they work together—they become a force for global change.

WHERE: The hackathon will take place in conjunction with Open Source Summit North America. Participants can save 15% on All-Access Summit Registration with code GIT15. Note you are NOT required to register for Open Source Summit to participate in the hackathon.

WHAT TO BRING: Laptop and charger

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