Apply your coding skills for social good, build solutions for our non-profit partners, and win prizes. Open to all AWS skill levels.
This is the 7th Annual Re:Invent Hackathon for Good.
Register for re:Invent here
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, SkyTruth, Urban 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.
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
Best in show team
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.
Founder - A Cloud Guru
AWSKRUG University Diversity Group
Sr. Solutions Architect - AWS
Global Lead, Disaster Response - AWS
Product Marketing Manager - AWS
Social Impact & Value
Does the product identify and solve a problem that impacts many?
How unique is the product offering? Is it better than other solutions in this space?
Can the product be launched in the next 12-18 months?
Is the experience simple and easy to use? Are the expectations of the user clearly articulated and met throughout the interaction?
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?
- Social Good