Hacks for Humanity: Hacking for the Social Good–hosted by Project Humanities at Arizona State University (ASU) is 3-day, global, virtual hacking event that challenges participants to innovate solutions to local and global issues.

 8, 9, 10 October 2021 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday).  $10,000 worth of cash prizes.


2020 Tracks

How can societal attitudes about and responses to aging acknowledge the humanity of every individual?

What are solutions that lead us toward personal, public, or emotional safety? How does safety contribute to the wellbeing of individuals, organizations, and communities?

What is justice, and how is justice achieved in a way that takes into account the humanity of every human? To what extent can thinking about and practicing justice–and its opposite, injustice– be challenged and realized through innovation and creative entrepreneurship?

Winners 2020


Product helps potential victims identify if their relationship is abusive, connect them to the appropriate services, provide ongoing support, and the ability to record abusive incidents in the form of a journal. The solution looks to empower victims to recognize when they are in an abusive situation and seek support services. They are at the heart of everything we do and we seek to support them through Humanity 101 Principles such as endless compassion, kindness, respect, and empathy. On the other side of abuse, we still want to support victims through self-forgiveness and self-reflection.


An app where users can plan what happens after “what if” by using the app before they head out, set their emergency contacts and the duration they expect to be out for, and a plan for their emergency contacts to be contacted in case an emergency happens. This product depends on social networks of people who want each other to be safe. In this sense, the app and its users amplify the Humanity 101 principles of compassion, empathy, and respect.

3rd PLACE  (TIE)

A one-stop-shop for older adults to find resources and benefits based on the information they input into the app. streamline finding and claiming eligible funds based on user input. The app also has a feature automated the filling out of “End of Life” documents easier by au like Last will and Testament, Trust, Power of Attorney, Healthcare Power of Attorney, Living will, HIPAA release and Letter of Intent which require repetitive information. The Humanity 101 principles used are respect because it helps older adults be self-reliant, empathy because its informational videos will help visitors learn about challenges facing older adults and compassion because the app itself is a product of compassion for older people.

An app that facilitates volunteer food delivery services for people in vulnerable communities such as older adults and immunocompromised people. The app also features Google Home support, so it can be accessible to a wider range of the population who do not possess visual or literacy skills. The Humanity 101 principles of respect, kindness, empathy, and compassion are demonstrated and will be amplified by this app because it encourages people of all ages to work with each other to create a better community for the aging population. It works to recognize some of the challenges people may be facing in a certain community, and others in that community, out of their own volition, will be able to take action that will help to solve or alleviate those issues.

Participant Engagement

In Your Home Scavenger Hunt

Participants are given 15 minutes to collect as many household  items from the list as they can.

BOB ross ms paint

Participants “paint” along with Bob Ross videos on MS Paint.

Live Pitch Karaoke

Participants make up impromptu pitches for random objects.


Hacks for Humanity 2020 global participation

Hacks for humanity 2020 saw a number of people from all over the world participate in the hackathon

Social Media Challenge

Sponsors 2020