This year's theme: "Who Should I Vote For?" Come up with a new way for voters to learn about candidates and make informed choices at the ballot box.

The Young Democrats of Washington's Nerd Caucus proudly presents our first-ever statewide hackathon! We'll be hosting from several locations all across the state, and all are welcome!

We believe that tech has the power to transform politics, lowering barriers and increasing participation. If you agree with us, then sign up and help us show the world!

We'll have several locations set up all around the state, with a live video feed between locations during the event. Wherever you live in Washington, there's a place for you to go hack!

Here is our list of locations (all open at 6:30 PM):

  • King County
    • Joe Crump Hall at UFCW Local 21, 5030 1st Ave S #200, Seattle, WA 98134
  • Spokane County
    • GeeksNGlory Gaming Bar, 6710 E Sprague Ave, Spokane Valley, WA 99212
  • Whatcom County
    • Bellingham Makerspace at The Foundry, 1000 F St, Bellingham, WA 98225

View full rules

Prizes

First Prize: Selections of winners' choice from The Vault

Each first prize winner will be granted a selection of their choice from The Vault, a collection of rare trinkets and one-of-a-kind pieces to add to any nerd's collection. Highlights include signed memorabilia, prototype tech, and more!

Second Prize: Selections of winners' choice from The Grab Bag

Each second prize winner will be granted a selection of their choice from The Grab Bag, a collection of novelties and goodies from across the nerd spectrum, such as posters, plushies, and more!

Third Prize: Selections of winners' choice from The Prize Pile

Each third prize winner will be granted a selection of their choice from The Prize Pile, a random assortment of geeky knick-knacks and tchotchkes, such as pins, lanyards, buttons, and apparel.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

  • Open to any Washington state resident between the ages of 16-36
  • Teams may consist of 1-5 members

Requirements

  • A brief description of your project.
  • Images. Please submit at least one image/screenshot of your project.
  • A way to access your working project for judging and testing.

How to enter

  1. Register for the hackathon here on Devpost
  2. Fill out the signup sheet
  3. Join the conversation on our Slack workspace
  4. Find a teammate (optional) by reaching out to other developers on the Participants tab or joining the #ineedateam Slack channel

Judges

Mike DeVine

Mike DeVine
Tech Director, Young Democrats of Washington

Maddie Vonhoff

Maddie Vonhoff
Community Organizer/Activist

Franchine Ninh

Franchine Ninh
Chair, Western Washington University Assocation for Computing Machinery

Judging Criteria

  • Quality of Idea
    Creativity and originality of the idea.
  • Implementation of Idea
    How well the idea was executed by the team.
  • Potential Impact
    The extent to which the solution can be widely adopted.