Hack 4 Queer Youth

A chance for Queer youth & students to start creating social change

Hack 4 Queer Youth is our amaz­ing year­ly event where our atten­dees tack­le 5 LGBT+ top­ics over 3 days across 10 dif­fer­ent cam­pus­es. At its cul­mi­na­tion, we’ll present 10 new tech solu­tions for cre­at­ing social change for Queer Youth & Students!

How this Works

Step 1: Reg­is­ter Campus

Step 2: Each LGBT+ Cam­pus Cen­ter encour­ages stu­dents, alum­ni, fac­ul­ty and com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers to reg­is­ter (Com­put­er sci­ence, dig­i­tal artists, LGBT+ advo­cates, any­one affil­i­at­ed with your edu­ca­tion­al insti­tute who is need­ed to help build a tech solution.)

Step 3: On March 17 – 19th host space for your team to meet and build. (nation­al con­fer­ence meet­up with all the cam­pus reg­is­tered host­ed by Maven & oSTEM)

Step 4: Your team will build a tech tool with one of the 5 LGBT+ Top­ics assigned to your team on Fri­day evening.

Step 5: Teams will show­case their tech tool to LGBT+ Tech Pro­fes­sion­als from Google, Pan­do­ra, Pin­ter­est on Sun­day. Judges will announce the win­ner that day.

Winning Team wins $2,500 for their campus LGBT+ Pride Center and Win the 2016 National LGBT+ Campus Hacker Title.

Participants Registration opens in December.

Teams will be assigned at ran­dom one of the fol­low­ing topics/​issues:

  • Inclusion/​Opportunity
  • Cam­pus Violence
  • Back 2 School Readiness
  • Gen­der Education/​Awareness
  • Iso­la­tion