Building upon the powerful intersection of technology and social impact, the Codeathon aims to spur innovation in the technology space and increase the scope, reach, and impact of CGI U's Commitments to Action (click here to learn more about the CGI U Commitment to Action model). The Codeathon challenges developers and designers to build unique digital prototypes inspired by CGI U Commitments to Action.
Over the course of two days, developers, designers and technologists will work in teams or as individuals to create new digital prototypes that are relevant to CGI U’s five focus areas: education, environment and climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation, and public health. The Codeathon will culminate with a presentation to a panel of expert judges who are working in the fields of technology and social innovation.
On Thursday, March 31, the Codeathon will kick off with introductions and registration. Teams will then begin working on their projects focused within CGI U's five focus areas. By the afternoon of Friday, April 1, teams will put finishing touches on their projects and pitch their products to a panel of expert judges working in the fields of technology and social innovation.
When: Thursday, March 31 (10:00 AM - 8:00 PM) and Friday, April 1 (8:45 AM - 4:15 PM)
Where: University of California, Berkeley
Registered participants will receive emails prior to the event with additional event information about parking, lodging, and other event logistics.