Coming September 28-29 2019!

Location: 42 Silicon Valley

6600 Dumbarton Circle, Fremont, CA 94555

About Digitize

Digitize Hackathon is for high school students in the Bay Area, taking place overnight. Our goal is to educate students about computer science and programming by providing them with workshops and mentors, so by the end of the hackathon, each team will have a project to present in front of our judging panel.


Our core themes include environmental conservation, health and wellness, and social welfare each of which has its own prize category. We hope to teach students about these pressing social issues and how they can utilize technology to combat these injustices. Through educational workshops and the help of knowledgeable mentors, students are encouraged to design and create projects that target these specific areas.

Environmental Conservation

In the modern world, our Earth faces worsening environmental issues. It is the job of the future generation to develop new technology to change the current destructive practices. Students have the opportunity to address and explore environmental conservation through research and formulation of relevant projects.

Health and Wellness

While it may not be apparent in our everyday lives, many people in our society suffer from mental and physical illness. From mental health stigma to neglected physical problems, many people suffer without reaching out for help. For this category, students innovate new projects to create pathways to improve our health.

Social Welfare

Our world today is rapidly improving, but many still face injustices in their everyday lives based off of their race, economic status, gender, or sexuality. The task for this category is to tackle one of the problems these people face, be it safety, educational opportunities, job opportunities, etc.


What is a Hackathon?

A hackathon is a 24 hour period of time for students to develop unique computer science projects from scratch. Groups of up to a max of three students work together to bring their ideas to life with the help of professional mentors.

What makes Digitize unique?

Unlike other hackathons, Digitize is determined to promote social good through technology and computer science. We intend to accomplish this goal by encouraging our attendees to create projects that address social injustices or global issues. For instance, at Digitize we have specific categories of awards ranging from social inequality, environmental conservation, world hunger, poverty, mental illness, water access, etc.

Do I need a Team or an idea?

No, you will have the chance to meet new people who you can choose to work with during the hackathon. Additionally, you can brainstorm ideas for projects once you arrive, and find a team with up to two other people.

How can I help?

We are always looking for speakers, mentors, workshop leaders, and sponsors. If you would like to help us out please go to check out the “Help us" section at the bottom of the page or click here

Can I leave early?

Yes, but you will need to inform us a week before by emailing us at general@digitizehackathon.tech. In this email, you should state the name of the parent/guardian who is picking you up and at what time you will be leaving. Additionally you will need to check out with a supervisor at the hackathon

What should I bring?

Laptop, snacks (though there will be snacks provided too), water, sleeping bag, pillow, blanket, extra clothes, your imagination!

Digitize Schedule for 2018


Time Event Location
10:00 am - 10:45 am Check-in Begins Back Entrance
11:00 am Opening Ceremony Main Stage
12:00 pm Lunch Food Area
1:00 pm Hacking Begins! Everywhere
1:30 pm Workshop #1 : How to Brainstorm a Successful Project Idea Presentation Area
2:00 pm Workshop #2 : Python for Machine Learning Presentation Room
3:00 pm Workshop #3 : Android App Development Presentation Room
5:30 pm Game : Cup Stacking Upstairs
6:00 pm Workshop #4 : HTML/CSS Web Development Presentation Room
7:00 pm Dinner & Movie Food Area
12:00 am Midnight Snack Food Area


Time Event Location
1:00 am Super Smash Bros Brawl Wii Tournament Presentation Room
7:00 am Breakfast Food Area
8:30 am - 10:00 am Submissions Everywhere
8:30 pm Workshop #5 : Presentation Skills : Pitching a Project Presentation Room
10:00 am Hacking Ends! Everywhere
10:00 am - 12:30 am Project Pitching Main Stage
12:30 am Judging Presentation Room
12:30 am - 1 pm Closing Ceremony + Awards Main Stage

Speakers and Mentors


  • Workshop #1 : How to Brainstorm a Successful Project Idea

  • Workshop #2 : Python for Machine Learning

  • Workshop #3 : Android App Development

  • Workshop #4 : Video Game Design

  • Workshop #5: HTML/CSS Web Development

  • Workshop #6 : Presentation Skills + Pitching

Our Team

Elsie Peter

Lead Organizer

Emily Chen

Lead Organizer

Sarah Finer

Sponsorship Director

Brianna Huang

Outreach Director

Jana Georgievski

Outreach Director

Grace Gao

Operations Co-Lead

Philip Yuan

Operations Co-Lead

Michelle Liu

Operations Team

Kasvi Singh

Operations Team

Priscilla Yang


Amanda Hao

Sponsorship Team

Anthony Rodriguez

Sponsorship Team

Stephanie Lin

Sponsorship Team

Digitize sponsors

Check out our Sponsorship Prospectus