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About this event

Want to build stuff that matters? Want to have a fun time meeting new interesting and creative people from the Savannah area? Want a chance to win up to $2,500 doing it? Here’s your chance…

Code for America local brigade Open Savannah’s first-annual “Hack for Savannah”hackathon (see What is a civic hackathon?") is absolutely free to participate in, and the civic apps you build could end up being officially adopted by the City of Savannah or Chatham County.

The first place team will take home $2,500 (split equally among teams), while the second and third place teams will each take home $1,500 and $1,000, respectively. Additionally, the team with the best functional prototype (MVP) will receive a separate cash award of $1,000. The hackathon is being held in tandem with Code for America’s annual National Day of Civic Hacking, an annual day of action to convene coders, bureaucrats, data scientists, journalists, user experience designers, and community activists to tackle big problems. Join us at Hack for Savannah/

How will it work?

Participants will work in teams over two days to develop product and startup ideas that make a difference, with an additional prize bracket for the team with the best functional prototype. Winning teams will receive a total of $6K in cash prizes, courtesy of the generosity of Savannnah Economic Development Authority (SEDA).

You may form your own teams in advance provided that the team is made up of no more than four (4) individuals, and that all four individuals register separately.

If you don’t have a team ahead of time, no fears; most participants won’t. We’ll attempt to assign teams based on roughly equitable skillsets, and additionaly provide each team a “Team Mentor” well-versed in programming to help you along the way and keep teams within scope and time limits.



  • Home-1st
  • $2500.0
  • First Place



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