24 Hour Hackathon for Social Good

An Applied Social Justice Hack Hosted by the Brandeis MakerLab partnered with the Brandeis International Business School, this year's 'Deis Hacks is a 24-hour design competition targeted at real world solutions.

This social design challenge focused on disequity sources our hack-challenges from the 30 or so not for profits and social enterprise organizations local to Waltham. Instead of having a single hackathon challenge, this event's theme will fuse design thinking, digital fabrication & social impact to work on real world solutions for non-profit companies. Each hackathon team will chose a design challenge from Waltham's diverse non-profit community they find compelling to focus on.
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Prizes

$1,750 in prizes

$1000 Research Technology Shopping Consultation

"How can we help you do more good work?"
For the prize this year, we want to encourage you to go further and explore more!
We will book an hour with you, and work with you as we would a research scientist at Brandeis.

$500 Research Technology Shopping Consultation

"How can we help you do more good work?"
For the prize this year, we want to encourage you to go further and explore more! We will book an hour with you, and work with you as we would a research scientist at Brandeis.

$250 Research Technology Shopping Consultation

"How can we help you do more good work?"
For the prize this year, we want to encourage you to go further and explore more! We will book an hour with you, and work with you as we would a research scientist at Brandeis.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Christopher Scranton

Christopher Scranton
Director of Nonprofit and Government Partnerships at Jobcase

Jeanette A. McCarthy

Jeanette A. McCarthy
Mayor of Waltham

Lisa Lorgoree

Lisa Lorgoree
Senior Bank Officer at Brookline Bank

Aldo Musacchio

Aldo Musacchio
Professor of Business in the Brandeis International Business School

Grace Zimmerman

Grace Zimmerman
Professor of the Practice of Marketing in the Brandeis International Business School

Judging Criteria

  • Adherence to the Challenge
    Does it solve a problem for the non-profit? Is it shovel ready?
  • Complexity
    Is it well designed? Is it user friendly?
  • Creativity
    Is it a marketable project? WOW factor?
  • Originality
    Is it innovative? Is it unique?

theme

  • Social Good