Dates:  March 17, 2023 - March 26, 2023


Teams must be formed and registered by the second day of the event to participate. Teams must consist of at least 2 members.

Project and Submission Requirements

Submissions may take the form of a 3-5 minute video and a link to a slide deck. All code and project files must be committed to Github.


Please include in your submission the names and contact information for team members and also indicate which team members, if any, will be willing to continue if the project is selected by Helpful as a supported project.

Judging Criteria


Project potential will be assessed against the following:


  • Accessibility: Can the people in need easily access the materials and tools need to make this in a time of need?

  • Versatility: How easily can this solution operate across a variety of emergency situations and in combination with other devices?

  • Reproducibility: Will others be able to recreate this as it is sent across the world in areas of need?




Winners will gain access to Helpful resources, tools, and experts for ongoing support beyond the Hackathon to further develop the idea into a fully formed project.