UT Dallas is partnering with Arizona State University to host 'Hacks for Humanity', a hackathon for the social good. The local community and UT Dallas students, faculty, and staff are invited to collaborate together and create technologies to address local and global issues in our society.


Your team must be on-site and have a team member sign up using Google Form in order to present your project. Link to sign up for judging is here: https://goo.gl/forms/D2ehdwNnLtxBWNbx1

Hackathon Sponsors


$1,000 in prizes

First Place Overall

x5 Nintendo 2DS

Second Place Overall

x5 Fitbit Flex 2

Third Place Overall

x5 Amazon Echo Dot

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Ben Wright

Ben Wright
UT Dallas

Julie Morris

Julie Morris
Children at Risk


Raytheon, Fujitsu, Toyota

Various Faculty Members

Various Faculty Members
The University of Texas at Dallas

Judging Criteria

  • Innovation
    Does your product provide a solution to a new problem?
  • Impact
    How relevant is your product to the Humanities 101 principles (compassion, empathy, forgiveness, integrity, kindness, respect, and self-reflection)? Does your product have a significant impact on the community and does it accomplish its stated goal?
  • Viability
    How sustainable is your product? Where is your current product in terms of its life-cycle and what could be done in the future?
  • User Experience
    How accessible and usable is your product? Does the way you interact with it make sense?
  • Team Pitch
    How effectively does your team demonstrate the product and communicate the problem, the solution, and other ideas?

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