An unforgiving global pandemic as the backdrop for ongoing social disparities and racial injustices nationally and globally once again draws attention to this critical question: “Are we losing our humanity?” As no one is exempt from having to navigate what many are experiencing as the “best of times and the worst of times” at the same time, our annual Hacks for Humanity: Hacking for the Social Good–hosted by Project Humanities at Arizona State University (ASU)–could not be more pressing and urgent.

This 3-day hacking event challenges participants to create and to innovate solutions to local and global issues. While this year’s participant team tracks are Aging, Safety, and Justice, all finished products in this team competition must embody these Humanity 101 principles: kindness, compassion, integrity, respect, empathy, forgiveness, and self-reflection. This unique annual event draws some 150-200 participants–students, faculty, staff, professionals, and community members. Because of COVID-19 uncertainties, this year’s event is VIRTUAL; affording new opportunities for national and international participation, volunteering, and mentoring.

WHEN? 9, 10, 11 October 2020 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday).

EXPECT: $10,000 in cash prizes, games, networking, community-building, FUN!

New opportunity: Amazon Web services

Arizona State University’s Project Humanities, in partnership with the Arizona State University (ASU) Cloud Innovation Center (CIC) powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS), is offering this opportunity to acquire or sharpen your (AWS skills. The online training sessions may well enhance your participation in our upcoming Hacks for Humanity event. Beyond this event though, available AWS Certifications will make you a better-acclimated candidate in this highly competitive technological world. Register now, and grab this opportunity to build a better future with AWS! Enrollment instructions to be announced soon, check our FAQ page to learn more.