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Hacktivists Unite


Social impact hackathons that bring together developers, activists, policy-makers, designers, marketers and other community members to develop innovative solutions for a more just and equitable world.

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Hacktivists Unite


Social impact hackathons that bring together developers, activists, policy-makers, designers, marketers and other community members to develop innovative solutions for a more just and equitable world.

 

Build the change you want to see

We call all hackers to organize and use their skills to protect and serve a unified, peaceful and inclusive society. Everyone can contribute to the conversation and make change.

 

 
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Upcoming hackathons


Upcoming hackathons


july 15: hacktivists unite for women

“Being a woman is now a pre-existing condition.”
–– Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood

Join us at Hacktivists Unite for Women, a 1-day jam session for developers, activists, designers, marketers, PMs and anyone else who wants to support and defend women’s health, happiness and safety.

Nonprofit partners including ERAGirls Learn International and Women's Centers International will present challenges with real, immediate impacts on the rights and happiness of women.

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What's a hackathon?


What's a hackathon?


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What's a hackathon?

Remember those cramming sessions in college, when you would over-caffeinate and muster all your focus to finish a paper or prepare for a test? Imagine a room full of developers, activists, designers and marketers doing the same thing for a weekend. Instead of cramming, they’re competing to build prototypes that innovate on a theme or improve upon an existing project. These events are called hackathons, and they’ve become a regular feature at tech companies. Recently, the power of the hackathon has extended beyond the tech industry into countless other sectors, including social activism.

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What's a hacker?

Anyone who uses their community-organizing, policy-making, project/product management, design, technical, marketing and/or sales skills to work with others to solve problems. Or, as Code for America puts it, "a hacker is someone who uses a minimum of resources and a maximum of brainpower and ingenuity to create, enhance, or fix something."

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The alliance


The alliance


We Persist connects communities, builds resources and advocates for policy to enable everyone—from seasoned activists to people new to politics—to show up for our country.

Tech Stands Up is a grassroots movement giving a voice to the rapidly growing concerns about the current administration's policies affecting the tech community and its users.

ThoughtWorks is a software company and a community of passionate, purpose-led individuals. We think disruptively to deliver technology to address our clients' toughest challenges, all while seeking to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social change.