The Problem of Online Hate
A Hybrid Tech and Policy Hackathon
March 18-24, 2023
Online hate is on the rise, leading to real-world devastating effects on individuals and communities around the world. Join Carnegie Mellon, Duquesne, and Pitt students at a multidisciplinary hackathon to develop new tech and policy solutions that mitigate online hate and create safer communities.
Hacking4Humanity is a tech and policy hackathon for undergraduate and graduate students, which offers students a new way to engage with real-world social problems that can be improved with novel technical and policy solutions.
Any undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at Carnegie Mellon, Duquesne, and Pitt can participate. No experience needed or special knowledge of "online hate" needed!
Students can compete in teams of 1-4 people can compete in either the tech track or the policy track, with multiple CASH prizes available in both tracks! Prizes will be announced closer to the event.
The 2023 hackathon will have two tracks, tech solutions and policy solutions in which teams will address challenges under the general topic of online hate. When you register, you will pick one of the tracks to compete. Each track will have its own set of requirements, guidelines, and judges. Tech teams will be building new tech, like websites, apps, robots, plugins, etc. Policy teams will be creating/writing new policies, improving on old ones, or coming up with new policy guidelines.
We will have a virtual kickoff on March 18 at 2pm ET and the work of the hackathon will be done individually by each team between the 18th and the 24th of March. On March 24, all teams and judges will come together IN PERSON for the competition and presentation at 1pm at Duquesne University's Power Center. There will be good food and many prizes!
You should sign up anyway! There's even a spot on the registration form for people that don't have teams yet. We'll have a Discord Server set up for individual competitors to meet potential teammates. And on top of that, not everyone needs to be a programmer or a policy wonk! Good tech requires people of lots of skills to come together--graphic designers, communicators, writers, scientists, and more. We'll be providing lots of resources to help people develop great projects...
Great! Register now!! But before you register, talk to your friends--hackathons are ALWAYS more fun with a team!