The Event

HACKtivate ED connects the Bay Area tech community with local education organizations with a common objective of tackling important, immediate challenges in K-12 education.

Code for America InteriorOur event’s unique format is designed to engage a broader audience than the traditional EdTech community, bringing in educators and leaders in the education space and building connections between the education sector and the heart of the tech sector with partners such as Code for America.

Participants – including developers, data analysts, designers and education partners – will form teams and hack for 48 hours to develop apps and analyses addressing real problems/challenges in the education sector.

Participants will choose a challenge outlined by one of our education partner organizations, and create a solution (an app or analysis) to be evaluated by a panel of judges.

At the end of the day, our participants will benefit from the exchange of ideas and best practices.

–> Education partners  will have new apps and analyses that help tackle their pressing problems

–> Technologists, designers and data gurus will gain new insight into a unique, $1.3 trillion dollar market, gaining resources to help them further their ideas

–> Lessons, apps and analyses created will be shared with the broader Activate ED community.