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Phoenix, AZ /

Opportunity Hack Hackathon

Galvanize 515 East Grant Street , Phoenix, AZ (map)

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Our goal this year is to not only help 25+ local non-profits better serve their communities through technology but to build an open-source non-profit toolkit in the process. We have identified 8 key areas we will be focusing on and would love to see you there!!

- Be a hacker and solve problems for local non-profits

- Be a mentor and help hackers

- Be a volunteer and feed the hackers

- Be an advocate and share with your network


Connect, Build, and Empower organizations to change lives across the world.

Our 4th annual Opportunity Hack will open at 8:00 a.m. on October 20th.

At Opportunity Hack, you can network, share ideas and build solutions that enable impact and social innovation! Join a team that will hack solutions for any of the problem statements listed by our partnering non-profits!

Check in will be from 8:00 until 9:00. Please note that ONLY THE FIRST 200 will be allowed to enter the door.

At 9:00 we'll have our opening keynote speaker.

Then the fun begins! Our non-profits will all have an opportunity to pitch their ideas to all the participants. We'll be moving this along quickly so that we can move into team building. You can bring a whole team, but if you don't, we're pretty good at facilitating team formation. This is the part of the program that people tend to be the most nervous about, but it all works out. We've done it successfully a number of times and we'll make sure you get hooked up.

9:30 a.m. Non-profits pitch their problem statements to hackers.

11:00 a.m. It's time to get your Hack On! You have from now until 3:00 p.m. on Sunday! We're providing meals and snacks and support around the clock.

3:00 p.m. on Sunday it's time to let the keyboard rest. You'll want to have your prototype and presentation ready for a three minute presentation to the judges with some Q&A. There will be a brief intermission for scoring and then the top teams will be chosen and accolades will flow! This will mark the end of the event and the beginning of the celebration, where we will also provide appropriate supplies.

Detailed Agenda

Saturday (10/20)

08:00AM - Doors open for check-in

08:10AM - Breakfast

09:00AM - Opening ceremony

09:30AM - Non-profits pitch their problems to hackers

10:30AM - Team formation

11:00AM - The Hackathon begins!

12:00PM - Lunch is served

02:00PM - Submit team details

06:00PM - Dinner is served


Sunday (10/21)

Midnight: Pizza served

08:00AM - Breakfast is served & Subject matter experts available

12:00PM - Lunch is served / I can’t think straight but this tastes awesome!

02:00PM - Code checked into GitHub

02:45PM - Presentations submitted on DevPost

03:00PM - Hackathon ends

03:15PM - Judging

05:00PM - Winners are announced / Prizathon!

05:30PM - You’ve survived… let’s celebrate!


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