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Teams set to ‘hack’ societal problems at upcoming Arizona State event

Source: Daily Independent Date: Thursday, September 10, 2020

The annual gathering of minds aims to cut through the clutter and controversy to discover unforeseen shortcuts to cope with society’s pressing challenges, according to Neal Lester, Ph.D., who founded and leads ASU’s Project Humanities.

Project Humanities’ 7th annual Hacks for Humanity goes virtual

Source: Daily Independent Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Project Humanities’ annual Hacks for Humanity: Hacking for the Social Good draws participants from different professions, ages, communities, and backgrounds for a weekend of creating solutions to big social challenges.

Annual Hacks for Humanity showcases how diversity fosters creation

Source: ASU Now Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019

A nuclear physicist, a high school student and three undergraduates find themselves sharing a table at Arizona State University. Fueled by energy drinks, late-night snacks and a break for silent disco, their mission over the next 36 hours is to identify an issue impacting society and hack their way to a solution.

In 36 hours, these Arizonans built tech solutions for everyday problems

Source: azcentral Date: Sunday, October 20, 2019

People from a variety of backgrounds took part in Hacks for Humanity, a 36-hour competition at Arizona State University to create technological solutions to everyday problems.

Hacks for Humanity - ASU Magazine 2017 Year in Review

Source: ASU Magazine Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Sometimes changing the world involves fun and games - and innovative thinking. For the 36-hour hackathon in October called Hacks for Humanity, participants from all over the world gathered, utilized their technology and teamwork skills to create apps and websites to better the community.

Photo gallery: Hacks for Humanity 2017

Source: ASUNow Date: Monday, October 16, 2017

When people think of hackers, a picture of someone slumped over a computer in a dimly-lit room often comes to mind; but who knew hacking skills could be used for good? A 36-hour hackathon at Arizona State University, Hacks for Humanity, encouraged participants to do just that. Oct 7–8, teams of hackers from all over the world gathered together, utilizing their technology and teamwork skills to create apps and websites to better the community.


Source: AZ Culture Date: Friday, October 6, 2017

In less than 48 hours from now, ASU based Project Humanities kicks off its 4th Annual Hacks for Humanity. Did you sign up to participate yet?  If not, WHY NOT??!! Remember, you don’t have to be a “techie” to participate.  This is for ALL types; artists, free-thinkers, humanitarians, computer experts, students, magicians, entrepreneurs, office-workers, ANYONE!  The magic in this event is diversity and different perspectives.  The desire to do good in the world is all that is required.

Hacks for Humanity participants seek to crack the code of a better future

Source: Arizona PBS Date: Thursday, October 5, 2017

Arizona State University’s Project Humanities hosts a 36-hour hackathon this weekend, inviting participants to find ways to hack into the status quo and bring about societal good. Hacks for Humanity is an annual event on ASU campus where participants are given resources to create new technologies that can address local and global issues.

Ahwatukee Professor stresses humanities in unique 'Hackathon'

Source: Ahwatukee Foothills News Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Ahwatukee Professor Neal Lester has come up with a novel way to brainstorm technological innovations. Lester, Foundation Professor of English at Arizona State University, will hold a 36 hours Hack For Humanity conference this weekend aimed at "challenging participants to create technologies to address local and global issues".

ASU Hacks for Humanity looks to find solutions for societal good

Source: ASUNow Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Hacks for Humanity, now an annual signature event sponsored by ASU’s award-winning Project Humanities, is a 36-hour entrepreneurial marathon in which participants are challenged to create technical solutions and initiatives to address local and global issues. This weekend's event, which is open to the public, starts at 8 a.m. Saturday and ends late afternoon Sunday at Stauffer B Building on the ASU Tempe campus.