TeenTechSF GLOBAL Civic Hackathon

36 Registered Allowed team size: 2 - 5

Winners are announced.

starts on:
Oct 14, 2017, 10:30 AM
ends on:
Nov 14, 2017, 01:55 AM



Open to any team, anywhere, the TeenTechSF GLOBAL Civic Hackathon brings together students from 13 to 18 yrs old to develop tech solutions to local and global community problems.

At TeenTechSF GLOBAL, we believe it's your ideas, not your age, that matter. Whether you chose to:

We welcome you to the 2017 TeenTechSF GLOBAL Civic Hackathon!


United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations has a set of 17 Global Goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. Check out the United Nations SDGs and develop a tech solution addressing one of these 17 issues: http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/

Truth & Unity Hack

Internet anonymity makes it easier to lie and get away with it. Social media "bubbles," cause users to seek out and share their own version of the truth and avoid opposing information. Combat cyberbullying, "Fake News," propaganda from foreign powers influencing political elections with truth telling & freedom of expression, encouraging users to choose their own opinions, but not their own facts.

Resilience Hack

With good change can also come bad, including natural disasters such as earthquakes, wild fires, tsunamis, and hurricanes. We're also living in a time of human disasters: nuclear explosions, terrorist attacks, mass shootings, climate change, system failures for vulnerable populations including refugees, minority groups, women, children. Prevent, predict, or help relieve natural or man-made suffering.

New Tech Hack

3D printing, wearable tech, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, the internet of things...what new technology do you find exciting and how would you use it to create a tech solution to a civic problem on a local or global level.

Tech for Change Hack

How would you use tech to change the world? Every hack begins with solving a problem. Identify a problem big or small, global or local, and use tech to solve it! Projects will be judged on how well you solved the problem and how big an impact your solution has whether you are affecting a large number of people doing something they do every day or a smaller group of people on a more profound level.

Prizes USD : Up to $50,000 in scholarships & in prizes

Make School is offering the middle and high school students on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and Best New Hacker winning teams from the TeenTechSF GLOBAL Civic Hacakthon a full scholarship upon acceptance to their prestigious 2017 Summer Academy. The Make School Summer Academy takes place in multiple locations worldwide. For info about curriculum and locations, please visit: MakeSchool.com

Make School is an innovative computer science and software engineering school based in San Francisco. The Product College at Make School is an accelerated 2 year higher education with no up-front tuition and alumni at Facebook, Google, and top YC funded startups. Make School and has received funding from Y Combinator, Tim Draper, East Ventures, and other top US and Asian investors.

TeenTechSF GLOBAL reserves the right to replace other prize items with a cash award of $150 each for the 1st place team and the best new hacker team, $100 for the 2nd place team, and $75 for the third place team if shipping costs for prizes are prohibitive.

Finalists from regional civic hackathons held onsite with TTSF US & Global partners will automatically advance to the TTSF World Pitch finals to compete with finalists from the global civic hackathon held online with HackerEarth.

Winning teams from among the finalists will be announced at the TTSF GLOBAL Youth Summit @Microsoft. We will be livestreaming TTSF World Pitch results on the TeenTechSF YouTube channel from 9am-10am (PST) on December 9th.

To join us in person, register starting November 1st at TTSF-Global-Youth-Summit-2017.eventbrite.com.

Results will also be posted here on HackerEarth.

Main Prizes
TeenTechSF GLOBAL World Pitch Prizes

1st, 2nd, 3rd place teams and team winning Best New Hackers award will receive opportunity for full scholarships to the 2018 Make School Summer Academy (makeschool.com).

1st place team will also receive Leap Motion controllers for each team member (leapmotion.com) and one quadcopter drone from MIT Launch (launchx.com). Winning teams will also receive copies of "Learn to Code, Change the World" from Girls Who Code, TeenTechSF Global t-shirts, tech kits like Arduino, Makey Makey, Little Bits, and more!

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