This is the 7th Annual Re:Invent Hackathon for Good.

Register for re:Invent here

Then in the sesson catalogue add HAC04 and HAC05 to your reserved seating. 

Sunday, December 1, 2019 6-9pm at LEVEL UP (MGM Grand)

Mixer: Create your teams and meet with AWS solutions architects

Monday, December 2, 2019 9am -8pm (MGM Grand Ballroom 114)


9:00 AM   Doors open

10:00 AM   Kick off

10:30 AM   Start Coding

12:30 PM     Lunch

1PM – 7PM 10 minute massages 

5:30 PM   Happy Hour

6:00 PM   Coding ends; Round 1 judging, 3 minutes each

7:00 PM   Finalists present on stage

7:45 PM    Announce winners and prizes!

We're really excited to kick this off Monday, Dec 2nd. Please bring your re:Invent badge when you arrive. This hackathon for social good is connected to re:Invent and you must be a registered attendee in order to hack! 

Welcome to the AWS NPO Hackathon for Social Good, sponsored by Accenture. This year, we’ve teamed up with Best Friends Animal Society, SkyTruthUrban Institute, and Vibrant to identify specific challenges facing each of the non-profits today. If you’re passionate about applying your coding skills for social good, come join us in Las Vegas to make new friends, learn new skills, and build functioning prototypes to address those challenges. At the end of the hackathon, all teams will present their demos to a panel of judges for a chance to win prizes. In past years, these winning solutions have often been put into production by the non-profits. Open to all AWS skill levels. Please bring your laptop!

How to Form a Team: We will be holding a mixer on Dec. 1, 2019, from 6PM-9PM, at Level Up in the MGM Grand. This will be your time to meet fellow hackers and form your teams over food and drinks. You don't want to miss this - you'll be able to skip the line if you show up to the hackathon with a team already formed! Confirmation of your reserved seat at the NPO Hackathon is required to gain entry.

Where to Go and Hack: The hackathon is on December 1, 2019 at the MGM Grand. Doors open at 9AM - come early and eat breakfast. The hackathon challenges are unveiled at 10AM. Meet up with your newly created teams before 10AM to maximize your hack time. Hacking ends and presentations and judging begin at 6PM.

What to Prep: Make sure you've created an AWS Account before you arrive, so you save time. Don't worry, we have you covered with credits for every team member who comes to hack! We've created a Hackathon Quick-Start Guide with tutorials, tools, SDKs, and more to help you get started. Also, be sure to visit the new AWS Developer Center.

Hackathon Sponsors


Prize Table (4)

Top four teams will choose from two prize tables. One from AWS and one from Accenture

Lunch with Jeff Barr

Best in show team

Echo Buds

Best in show team

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


This is open to participants in person at Re:Invent 2019. Teams may be 5 people or less.


All submissions must have:

1. Code checked in to the git repository. (this will be reviewed by experts to secure its validity)

2. Presentation built using the template we will give you. Click here to access it. 

Giving the presentation in person at the Re:Invent 2019 Hackation to judges. You will only have 3 minutes to present.



Ryan Kroonenburg

Ryan Kroonenburg
Founder - A Cloud Guru

Amanda Jensen

Amanda Jensen

Sean Burke

Sean Burke

Seohyun Yoon

Seohyun Yoon
AWSKRUG University Diversity Group

Randall Hunt

Randall Hunt
Sr. Solutions Architect - AWS

Maggie Carter

Maggie Carter
Global Lead, Disaster Response - AWS

Ying Xi

Ying Xi
Product Marketing Manager - AWS

Judging Criteria

  • Social Impact & Value
    Does the product identify and solve a problem that impacts many?
  • Originality
    How unique is the product offering? Is it better than other solutions in this space?
  • Feasibility
    Can the product be launched in the next 12-18 months?
  • Usability
    Is the experience simple and easy to use? Are the expectations of the user clearly articulated and met throughout the interaction?
  • Engagement
    Does the product experience encourage users to re-engage over time (repeatable), or is it just a one-time experience?
  • Go-To-Market Strategy & Promotion
    Did the team present a compelling go-to-market strategy? Was there a promotional plan?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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