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HACK IS BACK!

2022 TOPIC: EDUCATION

Virtual

2 weeks

In Person

2 days

VIRTUALLY: February 19 – March 5
IN-PERSON: March 4 – 5

Student teams tune-in online or experience the Hack’s dynamic community in real time!

SCHEDULE:

Access starts on Saturday, February 19

  • Kickoff Events
  • Mentor Meetups
  • Coaching
  • Resources

On campus on March 4-5

  • Education Showcase & Exhibits
  • Dinner
  • Workshops
  • Networking opportunity

Ceremony on Saturday, March 5th

5:00 PM:

  • Celebration: Keynote speakers, Student leaders,
    and industry Judges ready.
  • ALL pitches (virtual/in-person) presented.

6:00 PM

  • Winners Announced!

WHY EDUCATION?

EDUCATION was selected among the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. With the mass adoption of on-demand, free learning resources, and the ability to generate impact and income in this creator economy, learning is quickly being reimagined all over the world.

There are no better experts to design and develop solutions to school or education-related challenges than students! 

WHY NOW?

Co-Chairs of Hack for Global Good, Drew Tamburini ’22 and Jayci Izzi ’23 invite you to engage in this year’s EDUCATION hackathon that will put students at the center of their learning and prioritize effectiveness over efficiency. 

Join us in 2022 as we unlock the future of schools in this collaborative and immersive learning event. 

 

2 Week Virtual

2 Day In-Person

Rhode Island

Founded

Global

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

Hack for Global Good welcomes students in grade 8-12.  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!

WHY

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

If registration fee is a barrier to participation for any reason, we welcome you to register and then email “scholarship request” to: contact@hackforglobalgood.org.  We will simply note this request and you are welcome to join us!

"Hack for Global Good is a unique experience: getting the opportunity to not only come up with a solution to a global problem, but first identify the problem that you want to solve. Hack For Global Good is one of very few programs that reverses the education process to give us students the opportunity we are so grateful to have." 
Hadley Wheeler '24
H4GG Business
Development Committee

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.

STUDENT ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Andrew Tamburini

Co-Chair, H4GG 2022
Rocky Hill Country Day School

Jayci Izzi

Co-Chair, H4GG 2022
Rocky Hill Country Day School

Lexi Cote

Chair, Marketing
Rocky Hill Country Day School

Garrett Corsi

Chair, Business Development
Rocky Hill Country Day School

Thomas Fitzgerald

Co-Chair, Production
Rocky Hill Country Day School

Santino Izzi

Co-Chair, Production
Rocky Hill Country Day School

Alex Lehouiller

Marketing
Rocky Hill Country Day School

Cole Brown

Business Development
Rocky Hill Country Day School

Tom Xiao

Production
Rocky Hill Country Day School

Katie O'Neil

Production
Rocky Hill Country Day School

Jillian Pogacar

Marketing
Rocky Hill Country Day School

Isabel Guastella

Production
Rocky Hill Country Day School

Hadley Wheeler

Business Development
& Production
Rocky Hill Country Day School

Julian Gross

Business Development
& Tech
Rocky Hill Country Day School

CeCe Tamburini

Marketing
Rocky Hill Country Day School

August Moran

Production
Rocky Hill Country Day School

Ben Lawson

Business Development
Rocky Hill Country Day School

Grace Ouyang

Production
Rocky Hill Country Day School

Adele Sun

Production
Rocky Hill Country Day School

Sea Liu

Tech/UX
Rocky Hill Country Day School

Ben Liebermensch

Tech/UX
Rocky Hill Country Day School

Finn Ye

Production
Rocky Hill Country Day School

Sadie Swanson

Production
Rocky Hill Country Day School

Carter Holubesko

Business Development
Rocky Hill Country Day School

Thomas Zhang

Production
Rocky Hill Country Day School

Teo Janiga

Co-Chair Student
Ambassadors Program
The Met School

Sadie Swanson

Production
Rocky Hill Country Day School

Carter Holubesko

Business Development
Rocky Hill Country Day School

“Hack for Global Good is such an amazing experience to get to develop new skills. It is so great to be able to see the innovations come alive and impact people’s lives.”
Jayci Izzi ‘23, Co-Chair H4GG
“The confidence to take initiative that Hack for Global Good has helped me develop will allow me to be a leader in settings beyond just the classroom in years to come.”
Drew Tamburini ‘22, Co-Chair H4GG
“I wanted to join H4GG because of the way you have to think outside the box to solve the problem at hand, rather than just repeating answers like regular education. It develops skills that are essential to a persons life beyond school that we often aren’t taught.”
Carter ‘25, BizDev Committee
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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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COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Elaine Bernardino

Volunteer / ELL Translator / Inclusion

Charlotte Beuchler

 

Christine Comeau

Science / Marine / Environmental

Meg Getsinger

Arts and Design

Wendy Gustavel

Librarian

Andy Hoffman-Pataloma

Prototyping, Design, Maker

Michelle Jones

Equity and Belonging

Charlie Laurent

PBL / Design Thinking

Mike Lawson

RHCD Site Liaison

Jonah O'Hara

Secondary/HigherEd Transitions

Dan Shaker

Tech Guru

Ming Shen

Global Teams Liaison

Belinda Snyman

Written Communiation Expert

Iveth Streisand

ELL & World Languages

Nicole Theriault

Interum, 4th Grade Teacher

Ariana Viola

8th Grade Liaison

ADMINISTRATION

Meg Stowe

Director of H4GG

Susan Fonseca

Executive Committee / Communications

Diane Rich

Head of School RHCD

Patricia McLaughlin

Asst. Head of School for Advancement

Caity McDonald

Lower School Head

Mike Jedrey

Middle School Head

Brad Wheatley

Upper School Head

“This is an exciting time to be working in the education space. It is imperative we bring together historically marginalized voices and diverse perspectives to design a more relevant, inclusive, and sustainable system to address myriad outcomes, unique to each learner.”
Meg Stowe, Director of Innovation, RHCD
“It’s an absolutely amazing time to be a learner. But what we know about how kids learn most powerfully and deeply isn’t what we practice in our schools. Today, more than ever, that has to change.”
Will Richardson, Education Thought-Leader,
Founder of The Big Questions Institute
“Instead of straining to hold broken systems together with Band-Aids and a prayer, we encourage them to focus on blazing new paths.”
Nicole Mirra, Rutgers
Antero Garcia, Stanford
“Education fuels the direction of our society.”
Ariana Viola, H4GG educator
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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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IN THE MEDIA

Student-Led Summit Tackles UN Global Challenge

MOTIF

EAST GREENWICH — Hack For Global Good, the annual student-led hackathon produced by Rocky Hill Country Day School in East Greenwich, returned for its third year this fall…

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…

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…

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST

Join us as an impact partner to share your NGO, Company, or University’s research related to education (curriculum, school structures, ed policy, teaching & learning, edtech tools, social-emotional learning, and more!). 
 
Be an Exhibitor, elevate your brand, and tell the story of your organization. Propose a specific challenge you are facing to the student teams!

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: Student teams will join your meetup to get coaching and feedback.

How:

Virtual:  30 min.  sessions (dates TBD around your schedules).

In-Person:  Friday evening, March 4th @5:00pm – 9:00pm (dinner included!) Saturday, March 5th @9:30am – 7:30 pm. (lunch + snacks included) as you are able. 

Where: 

Virtual: Join us on Whova! 

In-Person: RHCD campus for the live experience.

Join us also for:

  • Virtual Meet the Mentor Mingle: Friday, February 11th @7:00 pm
  • Live pitch:  Saturday, March 5th @5:00 pm (with link for virtual mentors and participants!)