HACKtivate ED Hackathon


HACKtivate ED


HACKtivate ED is a a San Francisco Bay Area event where we bring together the brightest minds in app development, education and analysis to exchange ideas and best practices. 

NewSchools’ Associate Partner Shauntel Poulson will serve as one the three judges for HACKtivate ED’s hackathon.

HACKtivate ED connects the Bay Area tech community with local education organizations with a common objective of tackling important, immediate challenges in K-12 education.

Code for America InteriorOur event’s unique format is designed to engage a broader audience than the traditional EdTech community, bringing in educators and leaders in the education space and building connections between the education sector and the heart of the tech sector with partners such as Code for America.

Participants – including developers, data analysts, designers and education partners – will form teams and hack for 48 hours to develop apps and analyses addressing real problems/challenges in the education sector.

Participants will choose a challenge outlined by one of our education partner organizations, and create a solution (an app or analysis) to be evaluated by a panel of judges.

At the end of the day, our participants will benefit from the exchange of ideas and best practices.

–> Education partners  will have new apps and analyses that help tackle their pressing problems

–> Technologists, designers and data gurus will gain new insight into a unique, $1.3 trillion dollar market, gaining resources to help them further their ideas

–> Lessons, apps and analyses created will be shared with the broader Activate EDcommunity.

Friday, June 14
6:00 – 8:00 pm: Happy Hour and Meet & Greet

Saturday, June 15
8:00 – 9:00 am: Breakfast, Check-in and Registration
9:00 – 10:00 am: HACKtivate ED Launch and Problem Pitches
10:00 – 10:30 am: Team Formation
10:30 – 11:00 am: Problem Break-out Sessions
11:00 – Onward: HACK, HACK, HACK
12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch
7:00 –  8:00 pm: Dinner

Sunday, June 16
8:00 – 11:00 am: Breakfast and more HACKing
11:00 – 11:30 am: HACK Wrap-up
11:30 – 1:00 pm: Team Pitches
1:00 – 2:00 pm: Judges Convene and Award Presentations
2:00 – 2:30 pm: Closing Ceremonies