Hacks for Humanity, sponsored by Project Humanities at Arizona State University (ASU), is a 36-hour competitive hackathon for the social good that challenges participants to create technological solutions and initiatives to address local and global issues by implementing the seven Humanity 101 principles: kindness, compassion, integrity, respect, empathy, forgiveness, and self-reflection. This annual event draws some 150-200 students, faculty, staff and community members, each with their individual talents and backgrounds of expertise.
Unlike many such hackathons, Hacks for Humanity encourages participants from a wide skillset—even those who have no previous “hacking” experience. This invites the participation of individuals with and without coding skills. In fact, we welcome coders and creatives, app makers and artists, engineers and entrepreneurs alike, along with each and every person in between. When these diverse perspectives come together, innovation is the exciting result. This expectation has fulfilled itself time and again as the products of this hackathon continue to unfold. Some of the previous Hacks for Humanity products include:
• A coping app that helps children with ADHD communicate with their parents
• An app that prevents parents from leaving their children in hot cars
• A game-based app that provides adaptive learning technologies for students with disabilities
• An app that sends daily reminders to perform random acts of kindness
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