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Mon, May 17


Online Session

Join us at #HackForChange and build creative solutions to help the AAPI community!

“It’s not enough to agree, you have to act too. No matter who you are, if you care, get involved.” - said Adam Mosseri, Head of Instagram.

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Join us at #HackForChange and build creative solutions to help the AAPI community!
Join us at #HackForChange and build creative solutions to help the AAPI community!

Time & Location

May 17, 2021, 8:00 AM PDT – Jun 06, 2021, 7:00 PM PDT

Online Session

About the event

Why this Hackathon 

A horrific and heartbreaking surge in violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) is happening across the US. As our commitment to uplifting and protecting the AAPI community, we want to unite the Tech communities to stand with the AAPI community.

We believe a hackathon can not only inspire the next billion-dollar unicorns but also help unite mission-driven innovators to drive positive social changes with the help of technology. We look for product people and developers across the globe to participate and create works, including but not limited to product prototypes, coding, user experience design, and business/social impact models.

Hackathon Schedule

  • May 1 - May 14: Phase I - Sign-up (register for the Hackathon)
  • May 17 - May 23: Phase II - Warm-up (propose ideas, team-up)
  • May 24 - Jun 4: Phase III - Hands-on (teamwork)
  • Jun 5: Phase IV - Preliminary Round & Audience Vote
  • Jun 6: Phase V - Demo Day & Awards!

Featured Judges

  • Bill Jia, VP Engineering at Facebook
  • Eugene Zhang, Founding Partner of TSVC & TEEC Angel Fund
  • John Midgley, Director of Engineering at Netflix
  • Naveen Gavini, SVP of Products at Pinterest
  • Ruoruo (Lily) Zhang, Director of Engineering at Instacart
  • Sui Huang, Director of Member Product Data Science and Engineering at Netflix
  • Virginia Liu, Senior VP of Marketing and Ecosystems at Agora
  • Xiaodan Wang, Director, Product Design at Facebook
  • Wendy Nguyen, Co-organizer of Stand with Asian Americans, SVP of Growth at Section4
  • Peter Wang, CTO at BuzzFeed
  • Lake Dai, Chairwoman & President of HYSTA, Partner of LDV, CMU Professor

Prizes (Total $16,000 cash equivalent prizes):

  • 1st Place: $4000
  • 2nd Place: $2500     
  • 3rd Place: $1500      
  • Top 8: $500
  • Best Justice Crime Tracker: $2500 (Sponsored by
  • Best UI/UX Hack: $1500 (Sponsored by UXOFFER & UXpie)
  • Most Popular Hack: $1500


  • 13 hours

    warm-up phase


  • 3 hours 15 minutes

    HackforChanges Hackathon Kick Off hosted by TechForAAPI

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