HACC Sponsor 2023
Aloha Hawaii Tech Advocates!
We hope this letter finds you well and as excited as we are to begin the 2023 Hawaii Annual Code Challenge. We are ready to launch this year’s program with the support of Hawaii’s new Governor Josh Green, M.D.
The HACC will be held virtually to allow equal participation by neighbor island participants. Enthusiasm and excitement for the HACC is reflected in the numbers from last year. Here’s a look at the outreach:
Now in its eighth year, the 2023 Hawaii Annual Code Challenge (HACC) will kick-off with group workshops followed by the judging and awards presentations. We believe this challenge enhances state efforts to bring tech and innovative minds together while giving well deserved recognition to the finalist and supporters.
The HACC is unique compared to most hackathons, which typically run over a day or weekend. By being held over several weeks, participants – high school and college students and professionals – are given the benefit of ample time to develop proof-of-concepts to the challenges provided. This year in addition to code challenges by state departments and local colleges, we will be reaching out to the non-profit community for additional challenges. These challenges will be structured around projects with potential technology solutions that could have broad community applications for Hawaii. Virtual interim workshops on technical skills development as well as pitch presentation training sessions are also included in the hackathon. These opportunities provide valuable real-world experience and the ability to connect with professionals in the industry at no cost to participants.
This year, the State of Hawaii and IMAG Foundation, are proud partners of this educational event, which will launch in October. Pre-workshops will be held the beginning of October. Interim workshops will be held on weekends post kickoff and prior to Judging Presentation day. Finalists, all teams that pass the technology judging, will present their work on the final weekend of the event. Specific dates will be provided on the hacc.hawaii.gov website once finalized.
Participants are able to take part in the HACC at no cost because it is solely funded through sponsorships. This is where you can help! All money raised will go toward supporting the event and prizes. The goal is to raise approximately $50,000. All sponsorship funds will be received and handled by IMAG Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, making all contributions 100% tax deductible.
We would greatly appreciate your organization’s consideration in becoming a sponsor of HACC 2023. Your contribution will allow HACC participants to learn, innovate, and work together to improve state government through technology and civic engagement. We truly believe the HACC is where innovation begins.
Please see the sponsorship packet below for details:
Sponsorship packages may also be tailored to suit your needs.