9th Annual hacks for humanity AT-A-Glance



Hacks for Humanity: Hacking for the Social Good hosted by Project Humanities at Arizona State University (ASU) is a global, 36-hour entrepreneurial marathon that challenges participants to create technical solutions for the social good. This hackathon will be held in-person.

Unlike many hacking events, Hacks for Humanity encourages participants from a wide skillset—even those who have no “hacking” experience. We invite activists and artists, entrepreneurs and educators, scientists and social workers, along with each and every person in between. When these diverse perspectives come together, innovation is the exciting result. 


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Our Esteemed Judges




Cole is a 2022 graduate of Arizona State University with a BS in in neurobiology and a minor in Spanish. He also holds a certificate in iOS App Development. As the College Connect Tempe Advisor for the City of Tempe, Busby provides college access advising primarily to high school students as they determine what they want to do after they graduate, whether it is attending a 4-year school, or attending a non-traditional program, or planning a career path.




Karen V. Busch, PhD, has for 35 years created and developed innovative, interdisciplinary projects, programs, and non-profits. Such experience has involved designing, managing, and evaluating large collaborative projects both for governmental and nongovernmental agencies. She has also built and implemented strategic plans, monitored and evaluated their progress, and has taught program evaluation and leadership skills and managed/directed a multi-million dollar NGO with over 200 employees.




Marchelle is Director of the City of Phoenix Human Services Department.In this role, she manages a $195 million budget and leads over 450 employees providing services in emergency rental and utility assistance; senior programs; workforce development; Head Start; outreach, emergency shelter and supportive services for individuals and families experiencing homelessness; and comprehensive services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.




David is former Vice President of IT Applications at CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA Company and formerDivision CIO of Technical Operations at American Airlines. An innovative leader who guides companies in highly regulated industries taking technology to the “next level” as their businesses expand and grow through merger and acquisition, Hopkins is known for transforming vague issues into effective strategies and roadmaps that fully leverage the potential of evolving technology.

2022 Tracks

If we’re lucky, we get the opportunity to age. But simply reaching a certain age doesn’t ensure well-being, dignity, or a better quality of life.

Research and lived experience show that voting, belonging to an organization, and volunteering can positively impact an individual’s physical and mental health for the individual. Yet participation in these activities fluctuates and differs widely among societies across the globe.

Environmental crises don’t discriminate. In fact, everyone will someday feel the effects of climate change, plastic-filled oceans, and polluted air. Yet the rate and severity of these effects are not distributed equally. Like so much else, marginalized communities do and will continue to suffer sooner and more than privileged communities.

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