Co-organized by Harvard Developers for Development, MIT Global Poverty Initaitive, Tufts Entrepreneurs Society, and Tufts Empower with Platinum Partner TripAdvisor.

The International Developement Hackathon (ID Hack) is a 24-hour hackathon that brings together hackers, international development enthusiasts, and NGOs from the greater Boston area to work on projects that will make an impact on international development.

Enjoy delicious food, compete for $5000+ in prizes, and have fun! Network with sponsrs such as Google, Microsoft, Twilio, J.P. Morgan, Intuit, Qualcomm, TripAdvisor, Socrata, and more! Work on projects to visualize the impact of Ebola on hunger, connect Kenya learners, and more! Project organizations include the United Nations, World Food Programme, the World Bank, and Peace Corps.

See website for detailed project pitches

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Use technology to impact the world!

Hackathon Sponsors


$5,100 in prizes

Grand Prize

Awarded to the best overall project.

Runner Up


TripAdvisor Platinum Partner Prize

iPad tablet
Awarded by TripAdvisor to each member of chosen team.

Best Use of Data (Socrata)

Awarded by Socrata to team with best use of data

Best Wireless Reach Project (Qualcomm)

EVA version VR kit with NFC
Awarded by Qualcomm to each member of team with best Wireless Reach project

People's Choice Award (Intuit)

Awarded by Intuit and selected by hackers based on voting on ChallengePost

Best Communication App (Twilio)

Awarded by Twilio to best communication app, Twilio use encouraged but not required

Beginner Prize (MIT SWE)

Awarded to best website created for development by non-technical attendees who attend our training workshop

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

  • All project submissions are before February 14th, 2015 at 12:00 PM (no late projects will be accepted)
  • Please submit a brief (<250 word) description explaining your project
  • Submit some screenshots, video, or any other relevant information about your project! 


Samhir Vasdev

Samhir Vasdev
World Bank

Sher Vogel

Sher Vogel

Remco Chang

Remco Chang
Tufts University

Nick Quinlan

Nick Quinlan
Major League Hacking

Judging Criteria

  • Sustainability
  • Innovation
  • Impact
  • Design

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