Hacking for Sustainability

The United Nations Member States in 2015, shared a blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership.

Welcome College Students – This is a great opportunity to learn something new and gain experience collaborating on a project with a team! Throughout the Hackathon, we will be having students from the Google Developer Student Club at Hofstra University share their expertise to other students how to use different technologies for their Hackathon projects.

Welcome High School Students – High school students will have the opportunity to work with college students on their projects. We will also have fun break activities planned and all high school students who participate will receive a gift card! Additionally, students will get to meet some of our Google Developer Expert judges.

When: Friday, Feb. 4th at 6pm (EST) – Saturday, Feb. 5th

Where: Remote – Zoom link will be provided after you register.

Competition Rules

  • Teams of 3-5 students
  • Each team must include at least one high school student and one college student
  • Teams must base their projects on the Hackathon theme
  • All teams will be presenting their projects to our Google Developer Expert judges

Hackathon Theme: The categories that teams can do their projects in will be the 17 UN Sustainable Development goals. Read more about them here: https://sdgs.un.org/goals

They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

Prizes & Giveaways

  • 1st Prize – $300 per team
  • 2nd Prize – $200 per team
  • 3rd Prize – $100 per team

All high school students will be receiving a $25 gift card to local businesses.

Framework Discussions

There will also be multiple framework discussions to help teams with their projects. Programmers with less experience might find these more helpful, but everyone should be able to learn something new. The dates and times are listed below

Front End Web Development – (HTML/CSS/JavaScript)02/04/20227:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Front End Web Development – (React)02/04/2022 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Creating a Discord Bot with Python 02/04/20228:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Front End Mobile Development – (Flutter)02/04/20228:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Back End Web Development – (Flask)02/05/202210:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Back End Web Development – (Firebase) 02/05/2022 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

RSVP here: https://forms.gle/gefS7MUijJtefej4A

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