Closing the Gap

Code2040 will be hosting its 4th Annual Hack4Diversity the weekend of July 23-24th, 2016. The theme of the hackathon is 'Closing the Gap' for the Black and Latinx community. Code2040 Fellows will be creating projects that impact a real need / problem / opportunity that impact our communities.

The goals are to generate & execute on creative ideas to close the gap for Black and Latinx folks in tech, and create business ideas that benefit the greater community.

Saturday

9:00 a.m. - Registration, Breakfast, Welcome, & Finalize Teams
10:30 a.m. - Hacking Begins!
12:30 p.m. - Lunch
6:00p.m. -  Dinner

Sunday

8:30 a.m. - Breakfast & Pitch Practice
10:30 a.m. - Hacking Ends!
11:30 a.m. - Start Group presentations
12:30 p.m. - Lunch
1:15 p.m. - Continue Group Presentations
3:15 p.m. - Winners Announced

A very special thanks to our company partner and host GitHub!

CODE2040 is a nonprofit organization that creates pathways to educational, professional, and entrepreneurial success in technology for underrepresented minorities with a specific focus on Blacks and Latino/as. CODE2040 aims to close the achievement, skills, and wealth gaps in the United States. Our goal is to ensure that by the year 2040 - when the US will be majority-minority - Blacks and Latino/as are proportionally represented in America's innovation economy as technologists, investors, thought leaders, and entrepreneurs.

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Eligibility

Hack4Diversity is only open to 2016 Code2040 Fellows.

If you have any questions, please contact Phillip Loya at phillip@code2040.org

Judges

America Lopez

America Lopez
CyberCode Twins

Penelope Lopez

Penelope Lopez
CyberCode Twins

Corey Hobbs

Corey Hobbs
GitHub

Code2040 Apple Fellows

Code2040 Apple Fellows
Code2040/Apple

Judging Criteria

  • Global Impact
    Does this idea really tap into the big picture? Is this team going to change the world? Is the team solving a problem in a fresh new way?
  • Best Design
    Does the feel of this product match the use case? Is this product easy and intuitive to use? Are the visual elements high quality?
  • Technical Difficulty
    Did the team do something impressive technically? Did they create their own algorithm or roll their own tools?
  • Best Pitch
    Was the presenter creative and engage the audience? Was the demo and/or content presented in a meaningful and understanding way?