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.

2018 Key Dates and Links

HACC 2018 Kickoff Event

Saturday, October 20
Check-in starts at 9:00am
Event: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Hawaii Imin International Conference Center (East-West Center), Keoni Auditorium
1777 East-West Rd, Honolulu, HI 96848
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Interim Workshop

Saturday, October 27
Check-in starts at 8:45am
Event: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Hawaii Pacific University
Aloha Tower Marketplace
1 Aloha Tower Drive
Honolulu, HI 96813

Interim Workshop

Saturday, November 3
Check-in starts at 8:30am
Event: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Hawaii Pacific University
Aloha Tower Marketplace
1 Aloha Tower Drive
Honolulu, HI 96813
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Judging and Awards

Saturday, November 10
Check-in starts at 9:00am
Event: 10:00am to 2:00pm
Hawaii Imin International Conference Center (East-West Center), Keoni Auditorium
1777 East-West Rd, Honolulu, HI 96848
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Important Links

Sign Up for HACC.slack.com

HACC Devpot site

HACC GitHub Site

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

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