Hacking House Rules

  • The Impact Hackathon is open to all coders and non-coders alike.
  • All participants must complete the registration process on the Impact2050 website.
  • Participants must form groups with a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 members.
  • Participants below 18 years old must submit a signed Parental Consent Form and submit them to this email: admin@impact2050.com.
  • After registering, participants must join the “Impact Hackathon Online 2021” Facebook group.
  • On the first day of the event (July 15), the Hackathon Platform will be launched and all participants are required to register on it.
  • The Impact Hackathon Online 2021 is an on-the-spot coding marathon. This means it requires fresh codes. The event permits designs beforehand such as digital mockups, open source frameworks and anything else available to everyone, as long as the designs are kept within those limits. 
  • Participants with projects and codes used in previous hackathons will be disqualified.
  • Make sure to read through our Code of Conduct. Those who violate the rules will be disqualified. 
  • For more information, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions.

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Viability/Difficulty (25%)
    Technically impressive. Did the technology involve AI, Big Data, Interface, etc.?
  • Business Viability (25%)
    Insightful valuation. Is this prototype or MVP (Minimum Viable Product) viable for local business and scaling?
  • Social Impact (25%)
    Did the team solve a particular problem? Did they articulate the solution to the Jury Board?
  • Design and Learning Stretch (25%)
    Did the team push themselves to learn something new? What kind of projects or domain expertise contributions have they worked on before?

Frequently Asked Questions

Impact2050

Launched in 2019, the IMPACT2050 Program is the flagship program of Impact Hub Manila which aims to create large-scale economic progress through the activation of groundbreaking events and providing curated support for innovators. With the vision of catalyzing impactful digital solution, Impact2050 is designed to decentralize access and opportunities to promote countryside development.

The IMPACT2050 Program is designed to have 3 phases: 

  1. Learning Sessions 
  2. Impact Hackathon Online 2021
  3. Incubation Program

To equip, enable, and empower innovative individuals who want to affect change through technology and to catalyze 1,000,000 impact-driven Philippine tech startups by 2050.

The 2021 program will feature three unique phases of the program: the learning sessions, the virtual Impact Hackathons and the incubation program. The Learning Sessions and Impact Hackathons will start in May until November of 2021. The Incubation program will have 3 cohort batches lasting 3 months each starting July 2021.

About the Competition

A hackathon is a coding marathon by programmers, developers, designers and data scientists over a period of time that will prototype a seemingly impossible idea into a possible and viable business

Veering away from traditional hackathons where created ideas end up shelved due to lack of follow-through, Impact Hackathon is designed to have a reverse hackathon model, where major partners can provide problem statements and become mentors to the Developer teams.

The Impact Hackathon is a 3-day virtual code fest that seeks to find the most innovative solution to address the challenge statements provided by our vertical partners.

Education, Climate Change, Good Governance, Food & Agriculture, Health, Indigenous People and Smart Cities

The COVID-19 crisis has only highlighted the gaps in our education system. With students around the country losing their access to education due to the pandemic, Impact Hackathon Education is looking for innovative solutions that can be the key to achieving an efficient and effective learning system so that students can receive quality education no matter where they are.

  1. Complete the registration process on the Impact2050 website.
  2. Join the “Impact Hackathon Online 2021” Facebook Group.
  3. Submit the following through the Hackathon Platform (to be launched):
    • List of team members
    • Full project details 
    • 2-3 minute video demo of your solution 
    • Link to Github/Code Repository

Registration

July 15, 2021 – 12:00 NN.

  1. Click the “Register Now” button on the website.
  2. Answer the form presented. Input the information being asked (questions include your name, company/school, position/course, gender, birthdate, etc.).
  3. Join the “Impact Hackathon Online 2021” Facebook group afterwards.
  1. Participants must first complete the registration process on the Impact2050 website.
  2. Participants must also join the “Impact Hackathon Online 2021” Facebook group.
  3. The Hackathon Platform will be launched in the Facebook group on the first day of the event (July 15).
  4. Fill up the necessary information and submit the following:
    • List of team members
    • Full project details 
    • 2-3 minute video demo of your solution 
    • Link to Github/Code Repository

Get in touch

For more information about the IMPACT2050 Program and the Impact Hackathon feel free to drop us a line! 

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With the vision of providing a platform that will allow innovation to solve social challenges, Impact Hub Manila launched an annual code fest called Impact Hackathon in October 2019.

 

In the past 2 years, it has brought a combined number of 2,300 participants from all over the Philippines and attracted over 350 mentors and experts to the event.

 

The Impact Hackathon remains to be the largest hackathon in the Philippines.

Subscribe to our newsletter

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With the vision of providing a platform that will allow innovation to solve social challenges, Impact Hub Manila launched an annual code fest called Impact Hackathon in October 2019.

 

In the past 2 years, it has brought a combined number of 2,300 participants from all over the Philippines and attracted over 350 mentors and experts to the event.

 

The Impact Hackathon remains to be the largest hackathon in the Philippines.