Save The Dates

Planning for the 2019 HACC is Underway!

Save the Dates:

Saturday, October 19, 2019 – Kick Off
Saturday, October 26, 2019 – Workshop
Saturday, November 2, 2019 – Workshop
Saturday, November 16, 2019 – Presentation/Judging

Times and Locations are TBD

HACC Takes Hackathon Model to the Next Level

Open to everyone, from students to amateurs to professionals, the Hawaii Annual Code Challenge (HACC) is a hackathon-inspired competition designed to engage the community in modernizing state functions and services and support IT workforce development. Conceived by Gov. David Y. Ige, the event is coordinated by the Office of Enterprise Technology Services in partnership with Hawaii Pacific University and the High Technology Development Corporation. Multiple state departments and agencies will put forth challenges to community participants for identifying innovative ways to promote a more effective, efficient and open government.

The theme for the challenges this year will be focused on sustainability goals demonstrated in the Aloha+ Challenge Dashboard focusing on social, economic and environmental factors. The Aloha+ Challenge is a statewide commitment to achieve six interconnected sustainability goals for 2030 and is recognized as a localized framework for the global United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The Dashboard measures statewide progress on Hawai‘i’s sustainability goals.

Additionally, the AGathon developed by the Hawaii Department of Agriculture and Hawaii Technology Development Corporation (HTDC), will be joining forces with HACC as the AGathon aligns with the Food Production & Consumption vertical of the Aloha+ Challenge dashboard measures. Joining both events offers greater impact and visibility, bringing agriculture challenges to the forefront.

The HACC breaks the mold of a traditional hackathon, which typically takes place over a single day or weekend. The HACC provides an expanded multi-week timeframe meant to encourage interaction between community teams and state department personnel, ultimately resulting in sustainable solutions that are appropriately matched with technologies and platforms in use or being considered by the state. Beginning at the HACC Kickoff, community participants form teams and select from a list of challenges.

Congratulations to the HACC 2018 Winners!

The 3rd Hawaii Annual Code Challenge (HACC) culminated on November 10, 2018, at the East-West Center, as Gov. David Ige welcomed 20 teams who presented innovative solutions to various challenges.  Congratulations to this year’s winners and mahalo to all participants for making the event a success.The multi-week HACC kicked off on October 20, at the East-West Center, with hundreds of computer programmers, software developers, and tech-minded innovators accepting the State of Hawaii’s challenge to lend their collective creativity toward improving state government. Teams returned for the HACC Judging and Awards (a.k.a. Demo Day) on November 10. Read our press release.

Team PikaFirst Place
Team Pika

Gucci GangSecond Place
Gucci Gang
Plant HawaiiThird Place
Plant Hawaii
Mililani High SchoolFirst Place High School Team
Mililani High School
BuffnBlueSecond Place High School Team
Mahi SprayTop Agathon Team
Mahi Spray

HACC 2018 Demo Day Photo Album

Rules and Judging Criteria

Please review the rules below for our 2018 Hawaii Annual Code Challenge.


Download HACC 2018 Official Rules and Guidelines PDF

2018 Judging and Technical Review Criteria

HACC 2018 Replays

HACC Kick-off

Saturday, October 20, 2018, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
East-West Center, Keoni Auditorium

HACC Workshop #1

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Aloha Tower Marketplace Multipurpose Room #1


2018 Media Highlights



Terabyte Level Sponsors

Gates Foundation Logo
Department of Agriculture Logo

Kaiser Permanente Logo

Transform Hawaii Government Logo

Gigabyte Sponsors

Datahouse Logo
Pacxa Logo
Salesforce Logo
Unisys Logo

Event Presented By:

HPU edu Logo
AGathon Logo

Event Partners

Hawaii Green Growth Logo
Sultan Ventures