Connect.. Build and Empower

Connect.. Build and Empower organizations to change lives across the world!

At Opportunity Hack you can network, share ideas and build innovative solutions that enable impact and social innovation! Come with an idea or join a team that will hack solutions for any of the problem statements listed by our partnering nonprofits!

Our Seventh Annual Opportunity Hack will open up soon for all Bay Area participants on Saturday, November 2nd and will wrap up on Sunday, November 3rd. We invite all the employees of PayPal, students of Coding Dojo and all the local university students to make this year's Opportunity Hack a grand sucess. Check in will be from 8:00 AM until 9:00 AM PST on 2nd of November. 

At 9:00 AM PST we'll have our opening ceremony followed by keynote address.  

Then the fun begins!  Our non-profits will have an opportunity to pitch their ideas to all the participants.  We'll be moving this along quickly so that we can move into team building.  You can bring a whole team, but if you don't, we're pretty good at facilitating team formation.  This is the part of the program that people tend to be the most nervous about, but it all works out.  We've done it successfully a bunch of times and we'll make sure you get hooked up.

Please note that the pitch session will be at 9:30 am and it will only be non-profits pitching ideas. If you have an idea that you have would like to hack at the event for please see the rules around participant submitted ideas. 

11:30 a.m.  It's time to get your Hack On!  You have from now until 2:00 p.m. on Sunday to build and present a working solution of the project!  We will provide meals and snacks and support around the clock.

2:00 p.m. on Sunday it's time to let the keyboard rest.  You'll want to have your project ready for a 5 minute presentation with some Q&A. It’s going to be Theater Style Presentation to the judges. This will be followed by a Happy Hour and then we wrap up. 

Saturday (11/02)

  • 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Participant and NPO registration
  • 9:00 - 9:30 AM Opening Ceremony & Keynote Address
  • 9:30 - 10:30 AM Nonprofit Project Pitches
  • 10:30 - 11:30 AM Team-Project Assignment
  • 11:30 AM Hackathon Begins
  • 12:00 PM Lunch
  • 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Mentor Checkin, Devpost submission, Git repo submission, Git repo info, project info, team member info submission by mentors to Opportunity Hack Core Team members 
  • 5:00 PM End Of Day Mentor checkin
  • 6:00 PM Dinner
  • 9:00 PM Ice cream, Games
  • 12 AM Pizza
  • HACK THROUGH THE NIGHT - Bring whatever you need to sleep comfortably...as long as it's not a bed.

Sunday (11/03)

  • Midnight: Pizza served
  • 7:00 AM Breakfast
  • 10:30 AM Mentors and NPOs show up and gather with their teams
  • 11 AM Mentor Check-in (Final status)
  • 12:00 PM Lunch
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Theatre-style Presentation
  • 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Judging/deliberation
  • 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM Happy Hour
  • 4:45 PM Closing
  • 5:00 PM Prizathon!!!

Detailed Agenda

Projects

We are Shortlisting NPO's

Please keep checking for more here and on SLACK

We will update more information in the coming days. Please check this space later this week for more updates on Keynote Speaker and Judges.

 

View full rules

Eligibility

Please bring your employee badge / Valid ID Card along while coming onsite for the event.

For rest of the information,See official rules.

Requirements

  1. A team should comprise of 4-5 members.
  2. All members of team should have registered on DevPost and should be added to the project submission.
  3. Links to GitHub, and video or presentation must be included in project submission.
  4. At least two members of team should be present in person to present a demo to the judges.

Judges

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PayPal Inc.

Judging Criteria

  • Scope
    How big an impact will your solution have on the community? Key things that are important are * Scale of the problem being solved * Potential reach * Productivity gains - 10 points
  • Presentation
    In order to be successful you need to be able to demonstrate and market your solution so that it can succeed long term– 10 points
  • Innovation
    Displaying innovative solutions to the problems. Do you solve the problem in a novel way? Can you create a solution that is cohesive across different areas or technologies? - 10 points
  • Accessible by the Target User Base
    It’s crucial that the target user base actually has access to the technology in question. Can you articulate the capabilities and limitations of your userbase? Does your product fit within those capabilities or work around them? - 10 points
  • Implementable
    The projects need to be able to move from "proof-of-concept" to working project. Is your architecture and technology extendable by others? Can the project be tuned to meet different or changing needs?– 10 points
  • Open Source Software
    Open source solutions allow for a wider variety of contributors to be able to improve, extend and build upon. Does your project leverage open source software or libraries? Is your project in github? – 10 points
  • Cover all categories
    All teams must get atleast 1 point in all the above categories. Getting a 0 in any one category will mean they are not eligible to win

themes

  • Fintech
  • Social Good