Join Suncoast Developers Guild in Celebrating Developers and the Resilient Spirit of Tampa Bay

Summer Solstice Hackathon

Spend the longest day of the year solving the hardest challenges of 2020 with fellow developers, designers, and champions of economic development in our region.

Key Information & Facts

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    The event will be held online and we'll be live-streaming throughout.

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    Three cash prizes for each theme!

  • 📛

    Registration & participation is free.

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    All participants will get an SDG T-shirt.

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June 19 - 21

Let's build something awesome together.

Choose Your Cause

There will be three key themes for this inaugural SDG Hackathon.

Pandemic Preparedness & Recovery

Every day in this region, software developers are solving problems for non-profits, businesses, families, and communities. As COVID-19 has shown us, this recovery depends on solving problems in creative ways. How can we best be prepared for the next pandemic?

Inclusion, Diversity, & Intersectionality in the Tech Workforce

Yes, Houston, we have a problem. When a workforce does not represent the communities it serves, it causes harm and hampers vibrant solutions. SDG is working to change this; come and help us.

Building a Smarter, More Connected Tampa Bay

Developers understand both sustainability and problem-solving. Harness our power by solving a Smart City challenge that will elevate us all. Can we build IoT and Smart City solutions that help our region’s residents without hurting their privacy?

Cash Prizes

Main Prize

Teams are strongly encouraged, but solo participation won’t be prohibited. 1st and 2nd place prizes will be awarded to teams of 2 or more, there will be a separate prize for solo entries. There will be three cash prizes for each theme, that's nine awards total!

Event Schedule

Friday, June 19
4:00 pm

A virtual reception for employers, sponsors, and devs will be held to introduce the challenges, rules, and providing basic information to participants1

5:00 pm

Participants begin working on challenges

Saturday, June 20
5:43 pm

Celebrate Solstice!

Sunday, June 21
2:00 pm

Solutions must be submitted/tagged on Github

Begin presentation by teams

4:00 pm

Conclude presentations by teams

Judges begin deliberations

6:00 pm

Award Ceremony

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