A Social Innovation Hackathon with Girls in Tech

Girls in Tech Los Angeles has teamed up with the Linux Foundation to bring its members a unique two-day hackathon program to tackle global challenges. We invite women and men across all fields, including developers, designers, product developers and entrepreneurs, plus businesses that want to embrace the idea of social innovation, or initiatives that combine a positive missions with business.

WHO: Women and men across the globe, including developers, designers, product developers and entrepreneurs, plus businesses that want to embrace the idea of Social Innovation, or initiatives that combine a positive mission with business.

WHAT: More social enterprises are launching worldwide, every year, with the goal to radically transform sectors such as education, healthcare, environmental conservancy, at-risk youth and more.

Participants will be challenged to spark new ways to foster stronger collaborations and communications amongst people in the private, public and people sectors, and build a robust social marketplace to accelerate the growth of the social sector.

For this hackathon, we'll be working on challenges from the following organizations:

  • Girls Scouts of Greater Los Angeles: The preeminent leadership development organization for girls. With programs from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success.
  • The Raw Science Foundation is a non-profit that promotes STEAM education to raise awareness of the impact science and technology have on humanity, particularly for girls and women.
  • The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with 132,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.
  • The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship's mission is to provide programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, to recognize business opportunities and to plan for successful futures.

WHY: Because women don’t just do good when they work together—they become a force for global change.



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Any developer, designer, or entrepreneur eligible to enter the hackathon.


Participants must create a prototype or MVP of a new product. The idea of the hack can be conceived previously however all code and work must be completed within the time limits of the event.

What do we mean by Prototype?

An interactive technology solution tackling your business challenge.  This can be represented by a wide range of ‘prototypes’ from a clickable, interactive experience showing the designed screens, to a coded and functional microsite hosted online.  Leverage the skillset in your team to create the best solution you can in 2 days.

How to enter

Please register here via Eventbrite.


** Registration is closed for event.


Miki Reynolds

Miki Reynolds
Executive Director, Grid110

Jason Bosco

Jason Bosco
VP of Engineering, Dollar Shave Club

Eileen Kahn

Eileen Kahn
Education and Technology Consultant

Stephanie Hankins

Stephanie Hankins
Director of User Experience, GOOP

Judging Criteria

  • User Experience
  • Innovation
  • Impact/Potential/Sustainability
  • Pitch/Presentation