This Hackathon is for BOTH EXPERIENCED & NEW hackers to create a sustainable world for all.

At Minerva Hackathon, we believe that you can think and create bigger than most Hackathons expect of you. You will learn about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) side by side with talented peers and outstanding mentors. Meet programmers, designers, and problem solvers to build projects that matter for communities all over the world. Join us in a weekend-long problem-solving experience at GitHub HQ.



Hackers whose application has been accepted

  • Must be 18+ for an overnight stay


Hacking teams must submit their project by Sunday, April 7th, 2019 11:00 AM, PST.

Hackathon Sponsors


$600 in prizes

1st Place Winner

Google Home Mini for each team member

2nd Place Winner

Boba Guys tile hoodies + tea for the entire team

3rd Place Winner

Boba Guys totes for the entire team

Best Use of Paperspace

$100 Paperspace credit per team member.

Best use of Google Cloud Platform

Google Home Minis for each team member

Best Domain Name from

Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit for each team member

Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm Device

410C Dragonboard for each team member

Snap Kit Prize

Use Snap Kit's web or mobile SDK in your hack. Each winning team member will receive a pair of Spectacles by Snapchat or another awesome prize.

Best use of Blockstack

Use the Blockstack Platform in your web or mobile hacks. Each winning team member will receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:




Judging Criteria

  • SDG Relevance
    Is the solution related to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals?
  • Demo / Pitch
    Did the demo and the pitch appropriately complement the concept?
  • Impact
    How impactful is the solution in regards to solving the right problem, scalability, creativity, and disruptiveness?

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