San Francisco
Hackathon 2019

Code for Venezuela and AlumnUSB invite all developers, designers, and product builders to join us this April.


The Event


Code for Venezuela SF is a Hackathon that will take place in San Francisco from April 12th through April 14th, 2019. We will host 50 participants locally and the event will also be open to remote participants.  

Through this event, we want to leverage technology and tech talent towards solving real challenges presented by our partner organizations.

We also hope that this serves as a way to foster a community of individuals that are interested in using technology for social good and care about the current situation of Venezuela.


We will also host concurrent meetups in several countries:

  • Santiago, Chile (RSVP)

  • Barcelona, Spain (RSVP)

  • Bogotá, Colombia (RSVP)

  • Buenos Aires, Argentina (RSVP)

  • Toronto, Canada (RSVP)

  • Caracas, Venezuela (RSVP)


If you want to join remotely apply here and sign up in the Eventbrite page for the main event.

The Format

In order to work in projects that will have a direct impact and continuity after the event, we have partnered with institutions from Venezuela to create a set of challenges to work on during the event.

You can expect challenges in the following areas:

  • Using data to analyze, understand and communicate the Venezuelan crisis.

  • Digital products and platforms to connect the diaspora with the country.


Mentors & Panel


Here is a glimpse of the challenges that we will be working on during the event:

  • Work with Dr. Julio Castro to detect and predict epidemic outbreaks using social media data.

  • Help AlumnUSB automate their scholarships and grants program.

  • Find the most optimal way to distribute medicine supplies and humanitarian aid for Médicos por la Salud.


Address: Airbnb HQ

5:30PM Welcome night - Happy Hour


8:00AM: Check-in begins
8:30AM: Breakfast served. Power up!
9:00AM: Presentations and Workshop
10:30PM — 12:30PM: Coding time!
12:30PM: Lunch
1:30PM — 4:00PM: Coding time!
4:00PM: Workshop
1:00PM — 7:30PM: Coding time!


8:30AM: Breakfast
9:00AM — 12:30PM: Coding time!
12:30PM: Lunch
1:00PM — 4:30PM: Coding time!
4:30PM: Presentations and closing remarks
7:00PM: Happy hour and Wrap up




Airbnb HQ
888 Brannan Street
San Francisco, CA 94103



What is a Hackathon?

A hackathon is an event where the participants spend the whole weekend designing and developing a project from scratch.

Teams of 4-6 people will collaborate over the duration of the event to solve the challenges proposed by our partner organizations.

How do I sign up?

If you are in the Bay Area, sign up here.

If you are participating remotely, sign up here.

When is the application deadline?

April 10, 2019

How can I become a mentor or judge?

Please reach out to

How much does it cost?

Code for Venezuela is a completely free event for participants. All the food and resources for the entire event will be provided free of charge.