hacks for humanity 2017- summary




1st Place: Envolve is a community service web-based application that facilitates volunteers’ communications with organizations and among one another by providing them a platform to filter events based on their interest, set volunteering teams, communicate with other volunteers, and reward them for their work through official certificates of service.


2nd Place: Gabby is an interactive support device for seniors who live alone. Through devices such as Alexa, Fitbits, and Google watches, seniors’ movements are tracked to determine when a senior is experiencing crisis and notifies designated contacts when an episode of crisis – such as a fall- occurs.

Recognize We

3rd Place: RecognizeMe! Bridges the gap between community organizers and their volunteers through an online network that posts different projects within an organization and rewards volunteers for participating in these projects through a points-based system

4th Place: From Dunces to Dragon

Dunces and Dragon is an application that connects students struggling in certain topics to students who are willing to help and capable of answering questions. It is a network that builds peer-mentors’ credibility by awarding them points by asking and answering questions. It facilitates the spread of information and professional relationship building across student networks.

5th Place: Raw

Ecofoot tackles climate change by raising awareness of individuals impact on the environment by giving them a space to log their activities and compete against their friends to be the most ecologically conscious. The Ecofoot app also tracks the impacts, both positive and negative, of their activities.

6th Place: Bold and Brash

The Ventilator helps individuals struggling with anger issues by giving them outlets to express their anger, analyze the root causes of their concerns, and reflect on ways to productively manage their anger in the future. More advanced iterations of the app could connect people with similar problems or allow mental healthcare professionals to track their patient’s progress.

7th Place: Helping Hand

Help on Demand connects people experiencing crisis to communities and organizations that have the exact resources that they need.

hacks for humanity 2017 report