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 local tech 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 the High Technology Development Corporation, local nonprofit Hawaii Open Data, DevLeague, and multiple state departments and agencies that will put forth challenges to community participants for identifying innovative ways to promote a more effective, efficient and open government.

The HACC breaks the mold of a traditional hackathon, which typically takes place over a single day or weekend. The HACC provides an expanded four-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 themed around key problems facing the state.

2018 Key Dates

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

Interim Workshop

Saturday, October 27
Hawaii Pacific University
Aloha Tower Marketplace

Interim Workshop

Saturday, November 3
Hawaii Pacific University
Aloha Tower Marketplace

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