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``Hack For Humanity``

September 29 – October 1, 2023



The Tech Hub Hackathon is an overnight event where participants form teams, vet ideas, create a project, then present their work to an expert panel of judges.

Teams will consist of developers, designers, project managers, and entrepreneurs, with successful teams having a mix of these areas of expertise and winners walking away with a combination of cash and in ­kind prizes!

Our theme this year is ‘Hack For Humanity’ harnessing the power of technology to uplift our local nonprofits and enhance their impactful work.

In collaboration with these vital organizations, we aim to bridge the gap between their commendable goals and the technical expertise required to create efficient applications and robust websites. Teams will collaborate to build a solution to support one of our local South Florida nonprofits presented.


  • Learn new skills and help grow your confidence


  • Connect with other tech professionals


  • Build a solution to support our community


  • Have fun enjoying a weekend of tech and innovation!

Friday @ 5:30PM

Kickoff and Team Forming

Saturday @ 8AM

Hacking Officially Begins

Sunday @ 8AM

Presentations, Judging, Awards

First Place

$2,500 Cash Prize

Second Place

$1,500 Cash Prize

Third Place

$1000 Cash Prize

What does “Hack For Humanity” mean?

🔴 Event Focus: Enhancing Nonprofits with Technology

In the heart of South Florida, our vibrant community is blessed with numerous nonprofits that provide education resources and invaluable support to those in need. However, these organizations often face challenges in developing applications and websites that can effectively connect resources, manage data, and educate the community.

🔴 Our Vision: Fostering Collaboration for Positive Change

The South Florida Community Hackathon is a platform where technical enthusiasts, developers, designers, and innovators come together to collaboratively address these challenges. By combining their skills, creativity, and passion, participants will develop solutions that empower nonprofits to streamline operations, amplify their reach, and make an even more significant impact on our community.

🔴 Join Us in Driving Positive Change!

We invite individuals passionate about technology, community engagement, and social impact to join us in this exciting endeavor. By combining innovation with compassion, we can empower nonprofits to do even more for our community. Together, let’s create a stronger, more connected South Florida for everyone.


What is a Hackathon?

A hackathon is a competition where participants form teams, work intensively on a project, create a solution, and then pitch their ideas to judges.

What makes it unique?

This Hackathon is intended to serve our diverse community here in South Florida by giving our attendees a common goal to work towards that benefits the entire region.

How does it work?

First you register, then form a team at the kickoff, build your solution with the help of our technical coaches, and lastly present to a panel of judges.

What do I need?

A laptop, headphones, phone and laptop charger, a great attitude and creative mind, a strong cup of coffee (or tea, whatever you prefer), and a strong team. Oh, and we recommend a sleeping bag, pillow or blanket if you plan on spending the night.

What’s provided?

Event venue and virtual communication platforms, technical and pitch coaching, brekfast, lunch and dinner, and a hackathon swag that includes awesome t-shirt, hackathon tips guide and fun promotional items! ASL interpretation is also provided.

Do I have to be a developer?

Definitely not! We welcome designers, writers, creatives, data scientists, project managers, community organizers and anyone with an idea to participate. To be successful, a civic hacking team needs people with many different skills.

The Rules

Code of Conduct


Michelle Bakels

Program Director @ G2i

Mick Feller

Sr. Principal Software Engineer @ ODP Corp.

Gio Punzo

CEO @ Streann Media

Christy Poe

Sr. VP of IT @ Garden of Life


Michael Fowler

Michael Fowler

VP of IT @ Florida Power & Light (FPL)

Andrew Koenig

CEO @ CITY Furniture

Andrew Parry

VP of Application Development & Support @ Office Depot

Chad Simpson

CIO @ CITY Furniture


Damián Montero

Tech Lead @ JM Family Enterprises

Todd Albert

Founder & Lead Instructor @ Boca Code

Esteban Motran

Branding & UX Design and Art Director @ Pear to Pear Design

Organizing Committee

Rebecca Bakels

Software Engineer @ CITY Furniture

Jonathan Sanchez

Software Engineer @ CITY Furniture

Felicia Steinberg

Director, Community Relations & Partnerships @ CITY Furniture

Parry - Palm Beach Tech Association 2019 Board of Directors

Andy Parry

VP of Application Development @ Office Depot

Jason Price

Agile Leader @ NextEra Energy

Kelly Boyle

Senior VP & Financial Advisor @ Boyle, Torres and Associates at Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC

Jose Delgado

Developer @ Office Depot and Data Analytics Masters Students @ FAU

Nadia Volkova

Programs & Events Coordinator @ Tech Hub

Ashton Adler

Director of Talent & Policy @ Tech Hub

Nikki Cabus

CEO @ Tech Hub


Presenting Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

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