2020 TOPIC

2020 TOPIC: FOOD

We are excited to announce that H4GG 2020 is going virtual this November! Join us as
Hack For Global Good, RI’s statewide social impact high school hackathon, returns for its third consecutive year.

How does FOOD affect People, Production, and Policy?

Food Pathways

People

Production

Policy

We are excited to announce that H4GG 2020 is going virtual this November! Join us this November 2020 as Hack For Global Good, RI’s statewide social impact high school hackathon returns for its third consecutive year.

How does FOOD affect People, Production, and Policy?

Food Pathways

People

Production

Policy

2 Week

Virtual Event!

UN

Global

Challenge

Rhode Island

Statewide

Hackathon

WHAT

A social good hackathon is a gathering event for all doers committed to solving important problems in the world. The event is limited in time and scope, with the ultimate purpose to discover new and effective ways to overcome an existing hurdle.

WHO

Rhode Island high school students in grade 9-12.  All expertise needed: creatives, writers, techies and athletes—all working together to identify a solution to the proposed topic. No coding or prior Hackathon experience required!

What is a Hackathon?

A hackathon is a time-bound competitive event where diverse individuals collaborate to create a new product or solve a critical problem.

Hackathon is a blend of two words: “hack” and “marathon” – taking apart a difficult problem and prototyping a solution in a specific period of time.

The goal of a community hackathon is to expand on the group’s collective imagination, network, access, and expertise in order to find new solutions to a real world challenge.

Goals

To launch a statewide initiative that exposes high school students to 21st Century skills during a real world scenario.

To develop learning modules that incorporate innovation and entrepreneurship exposing RI students to new ideas, opportunities, and an innovator’s mindset.

The goal is to come up with
the most creative and
imaginative idea to solve
a real-world problem.

Goals

The goal is to come up with the most creative and imaginative idea to solve a real-world problem.

To launch a statewide initiative that exposes high school students to 21st Century skills during a real world scenario.

To develop learning modules that incorporate innovation and entrepreneurship exposing RI students to new ideas, opportunities, and an innovator’s mindset.

“Hack for Global Good is a powerful opportunity to engage young, motivated individuals to assess and address real, global environmental challenges. Equal parts science project, policy development, and business proposal, the Hack provides participants with an intensive team-building opportunity to collaborate on creative, inspirational solutions with real potential to benefit humanity.”
Hank Webster, Acadia
"I had been looking for this type of opportunity and it was such an amazing experience! Seeing all the creative problem solving in such a short amount of time was very impressive and it was a privilege to be able to lend my support to the groups as a mentor. "
Owen, Mentor 2019
"Volunteering as a mentor for the Global Good Hackathon was one of the best decisions I have made. This was such an enriching experience for me and the other mentors. This event was well organized and brought together such a wide variety of voices and perspectives. Thanks again for hosting this important, collaborative, creative event! As a very eco-conscious individual, I deeply appreciated seeing high schoolers addressing local and global issues about our planet's health. It gave me some hope for our future!"
Ailsa, Mentor 2019
"I think the students learned how to scope a problem and be comfortable with solving a grand problem. I think they learned how to communicate with each other and how to listen to each other. Having such a focused time period to work on an idea in an environment where there are no grades, no assignments but instead mentors, whiteboards, and the mission to think big is the ideal seeding ground for great ideas to come."
Mentor, 2019
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“Hack for Global Good is a powerful opportunity to engage young, motivated individuals to assess and address real, global environmental challenges. Equal parts science project, policy development, and business proposal, the Hack provides participants with an intensive team-building opportunity to collaborate on creative, inspirational solutions with real potential to benefit humanity.”
Hank Webster, Acadia
"I had been looking for this type of opportunity and it was such an amazing experience! Seeing all the creative problem solving in such a short amount of time was very impressive and it was a privilege to be able to lend my support to the groups as a mentor. "
Owen, Mentor 2019
"Volunteering as a mentor for the Global Good Hackathon was one of the best decisions I have made. This was such an enriching experience for me and the other mentors. This event was well organized and brought together such a wide variety of voices and perspectives. Thanks again for hosting this important, collaborative, creative event! As a very eco-conscious individual, I deeply appreciated seeing high schoolers addressing local and global issues about our planet's health. It gave me some hope for our future!"
Ailsa, Mentor 2019
"I think the students learned how to scope a problem and be comfortable with solving a grand problem. I think they learned how to communicate with each other and how to listen to each other. Having such a focused time period to work on an idea in an environment where there are no grades, no assignments but instead mentors, whiteboards, and the mission to think big is the ideal seeding ground for great ideas to come."
Mentor, 2019
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LATEST NEWS & MEDIA

R.I. high school ‘hackathon’ generates bundle of energy

Providence Journal

EAST GREENWICH — Another piece of Silicon Valley culture has found its way to local high schools: the hackathon.

With their fingers tapping away on laptops and markers squeaking on windows or whiteboards, students from seven high schools worked away in Rocky Hill School classrooms for nine hours to try to solve some of humanity’s most vexing energy challenges.

First-ever ‘Hackathon’ held at Rocky Hill

WPRI

EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (WPRI) — It was a weekend full of energy for some local high school students.

On Friday and Saturday, students from seven local high schools gathered for the first-ever “Hackathon” at Rocky Hill School in East Greenwich.

More than 40 students put their minds together to try to solve some of the world’s energy problems.

Rocky Hill students take part in ‘hackathon’ challenge

THE INDEPENDENT

The Rocky Hill School recently made history, hosting the first-ever statewide “social good hackathon” for students across the Rhode Island to create their own unique ideas on energy policy.

Director of Innovation Meg Stowe said Monday that the hackathon was conceived by two juniors, Kingston’s Cortlandt Meyerson and East Greenwich’s Ben Pogacar.

Rocky Hill Country Day School is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and the producer of Hack for Global Good 2019. Your donation allows students from across Rhode Island to engage and experience learning opportunities not otherwise available to them.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST

Join us to highlight your work in the FOOD space. Join us as an impact partner to share your expertise, your organization, or your non-profit working to eliminate hunger, achieve food justice and access, improve production, eliminate food waste, or create innovative solutions to Food-Related challenges. Elevate your brand visibility in our Event App. Be an exhibitor to share the story of your brand or organization. Propose a specifc challenge you are facing to the participating teams to address in their pitch and more!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST

GenZ says you’re the key! Our mentoring model is one of the highest rated elements of Hack for Global Good. We need your expertise!

What: Mentor MeetUps –  :30 min. virtual session
Student teams will join your meetup to get mentoring and feedback
When: Tuesdays & Thursday Options! 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 
Nov. 10, 12, 17, & 19. Mentor when it works for you!
Who: You, student teams, a H4GG student committee member and a H4GG tech facilitator.
Where: Virtual Event using the event platform, Whova! 

Join us also for:

  • Live Kickoff Event & Meet the Mentors: Saturday Nov. 7th @ 7:00 pm
  • Live pitch event:  Saturday Nov. 21st @ 6:00 pm