Take Haction! Hackathon 2022

(In Person & Virtual) FREE

Join us in developing powerful tools to support the fight for social and economic justice for women, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+.

Ada’s hackathon is not your usual hackathon, instead of competing with one another, we are highlighting the importance of collaboration.

We are bringing individuals together from diverse backgrounds, mindsets, and skill sets, non-coders and coders, to learn together and make connections to build a network. Participate in a unique opportunity to combine Ada’s values of community and impact to create innovative solutions to the most pressing social problems such as access to critical reproductive health care, LGBTQIA+ rights, racial equity, and more.


Friday, October 14, 2022

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Projects announced online on Sunday, October 16,2022

(Hackathon spans 3 days)



Ada Developers Academy Seattle HQ | 315 5th Ave S Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98104


Zoom link will be provided



DAY 1 – OCtOBER 14, 2022

In-Person (Seattle, Pacific Time)

6:30 pm to 10 pm (PDT)

  • Registration and connection time
  • Understand the Ground Rules
  • Pick your social impact area
  • Build your team and assign Hack roles
  • Start hacking
  • Food and refreshments will be provided

Virtual (Online, Eastern Time)

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm (EDT)

DAY 2 – OCtOBER 15, 2022

In-Person (Seattle, Pacific Time)

8 am to 10 pm (PDT)

  • Team check-in and warm up
  • Continue hacking
  • Break out into sessions with your team
  • Work towards hack milestones
  • Mindful Moment/Breaks
  • Get feedback from mentors
  • Create and submit final pitches
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided

Virtual (Online, Eastern Time)

8 am to 10 pm (EDT)

  • Team check-in and warm up
  • Continue hacking
  • Break out into sessions with your team
  • Work towards hack milestones
  • Mindful Moment/Breaks
  • Get feedback from mentors
  • Create and submit final pitches

DAY 3 – OCtOBER 16, 2022

Online celebration to announce final pitches and share next steps for activating on your impact.

Our goal is to drive both powerful solutions, and lasting, powerful networks that continue to solve problems together long after the event.

  • Most hackathons are highly competitive. Coders compete to build prototypes of software applications like web or mobile apps. Ada’s hackathon is about community over competition.
  • When we apply the “hackathon” mindset to our Ada values of community and impact, we know we can create powerful solutions to our most pressing social problems.
  • Our hackathon is open to non-coders and bringing together folks of different backgrounds and skillsets to learn from this experience and offer a unique opportunity to build a powerful network. 

Know before you go

Know the roles

Each team will have 5-7 people. Think through how you can bring your strengths and experience to the hack team you’ll assemble.

  • Impact Advocate: Keeps team focused on the challenge they are solving, researches the social impact area, and always has accessibility and user experience top of mind.
  • Builder: This technical go-to leads the solution development, ensuring technical capability is accounted for.
  • Storyteller: The narrative champion driving the creation of the final pitch, using video and artifacts captured along the way.
  • Hack Lead: The person keeping everyone on task and organized, this Hack Lead ensure milestones are achieved and may lead the pitch presentation.
  • All-Rounder: This team member can jump in anywhere with flexible skills and an adaptable spirit.

Know the social impact areas

Hackers will choose from the following social impact issues to solve for as they build their solutions.

  • Racial Justice and Equity: Using awareness, education, and advocacy to bring greater levels of equity.
  • Gender Equity: Solving for access to reproductive rights and equal pay for women.
  • LGBTQIA+ Rights: Increasing transgender rights through awareness and advocacy.
  • Climate Action: Solving for climate change and other pressing environmental concerns in the community.
  • Accessibility: Spotlighting mental health, inclusive design, and support for the neurodivergent community.
  • Supporting Community: Promoting gun safety, accessible healthcare, education and digital literacy, and food security.

We Need Volunteers Day of the Event

If you are interested in volunteering please fill out the interest form

For more info email: outreach@adadevelopersacademy.org

Ada Developers Academy
315 5th Ave S, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98104