Hackathon for Social Justice

July 28, 2017 - 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The America’s Center // Expo Hall


Now in its third year, TechConnect has become a premier destination for innovators of color! It gathers creative thinkers, developers, designers, and many others for a much-needed spotlight on diversity in tech. Attendees will hear from tech creators and visionaries and come up with technology based solutions to societal problems at the Hackathon for Social Justice.

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Bridging the gap between social issues and technology to solve real world challenges

Join entrepreneurs, software developers, designers, students, civic leaders and citizens at the National Urban League Hackathon for Social Justice!  This FREE 2-day event will give you an opportunity to use technology to create a solution to a social issue, specifically in line with this year's Conference theme, Save Our Cities: Education, Jobs, and Justice.

➨ Open to innovators, developers, designers, civic leaders, students and creative thinkers of all skill levels. 

➨ Compete in teams of up to four (4) for cash and prizes

➨ Design technology-based solutions to address issues plaguing our cities, specifically in the areas of public safety, voting, education, jobs, housing and health.

➨ No coding experience? No problem! Mentors will be on hand to help you create your app and support your team.

Sponsored by Comcast and powered by Yes We Code and Ferguson 1000.


Friday, July 28  




Hacking Continues


Housekeeping/Presentation Prep


Hackathon for Social Justice Presentations & Judging


Judges Deliberate


Event ends