Digitize II

September 28-29, 2019!

Location: 555 Post Street, San Francisco CA

Sign Ups Open!

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 having specific prize categories for projects relating to our three themes. In doing so we hope to inspire more students to pursue an interest in computer science and while promoting social change.

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 bottle, sleeping bag, pillow, blanket, extra clothes, reusable utensils and water bottles for extra raffle tickets, your imagination!

Digitize Schedule for 2019


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 (Form Teams) Food Area
1:00 pm Hacking Begins! Everywhere
1:30 pm Workshop #1 : Intro to Java / Object Oriented Programming Presentation Area
2:00 pm Workshop #2 : Caching/App Development Presentation Room
3:00 pm Workshop #3 : Intro to HTML/CSS/JS Presentation Room
5:30 pm Game : Cup Stacking Upstairs
6:00 pm Workshop #4 : Backend Web Dev 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 - 9 am Workshop #5 : Presentation Skills : Pitching a Project Presentation Room
8:50 am Submissions Presentation Room
9:30 am Hacking Ends! Everywhere
9:30 am - 12:00 am Project Pitching Main Stage
12:00 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 : Caching/ App Development

  • Workshop #3 : Intro to HTML/ CSS/ JS

  • Workshop #4 : Backend Web Development

  • Workshop #6 : Presentation Skills + Pitching

Our Team

Elsie Peter

Lead Organizer

Emily Chen

Lead Organizer

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

Sarah Finer

Sponsorship Director

Amanda Hao

Sponsorship Team

Anthony Rodriguez

Sponsorship Team

Stephanie Lin

Sponsorship Team

Priscilla Yang


Digitize sponsors

Check out our Sponsorship Prospectus