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Kickoff Event and Exhibitors Showcase:
Friday, Nov. 15
4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 16
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Pitch Presentations:
Saturday, Nov. 16
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


Rocky Hill Country Day School
530 Ives Rd.
East Greenwich, RI 02818


Register Online:

Registration Fee:
$25 (scholarships available)
Registration opens August 1 and closes November 10, 2019,
Join the Hack Community via Whova


Rhode Island high school students come together into diverse teams to choose a type of pollution and pitch their solution. All areas of expertise are needed—writers, creatives, techies, athletes, etc. Mentors and expert advisors will provide insight and guidance throughout the process. Judges will select winners in three categories.


The Rhode Island Hack for Global Good is a social good hackathon. In this time-bound event, students come together to solve a real world global challenge. Each year, student organizers designate a theme. This year’s theme is pollution in all its forms: air, water, soil, plastics, light, noise, social media, political, etc.

Hack Organizing Committee

Hack For Global Good was created by two Rhode Island high school students focused on bringing together diverse teams from across the state to help solve a Global Challenge.

Cortlandt Meyerson ‘20
Hackathon Founder

Ben Pogacar ‘20
Hackathon Founder

Alexey Greim
Co-Chair Business Development

Lucia Caito
Chair Marketing

Chair Production Committee

Willa Geoghegan

Drew Tamburini

Garrett Corsi
Business Development

Santino Izzi

Jayci Izzi

Elsa Block

Alexis Cote

Alejandro Wu

George Gabro

Diane Rich
Head of School

Susan Fonseca Lanham
Global Impact Advisor

Meg Stowe
Director of Innovation

2019 Sponsors

2019 Partners




Moonshot Idea

The “Moonshot Idea” award is given to the team with the most audacious and groundbreaking idea, impacting RI and the world (does not have to be possible in the immediate present). This teams shoots for the moon!

Global Impact

The “Global Impact” award is given to the team that presents a bold and broad solution, capable of impacting the most amount of people on planet earth.

Best Pitch

The “Best Pitch” award goes to the team that best articulates the problem, identifies a clear solution, and delivers a powerful presentation or “pitch” to the Judges in Star-like fashion.

student goals
To have fun and learn something new
To meet student peers and industry leaders
To work on things that matter


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Schools Represented

Hack for Global Good

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530 Ives Rd.
East Greenwich, RI 02818

Contact Us

401.884.9070 x182