Awaiken Hacks 2023

Machine LearningAIEducationSocial Impact




Are you passionate about technology and eager to explore the world of Artificial Intelligence (AI)? Do you belong to a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) or underserved community, or are you a beginner looking for opportunities to harness the power of AI? Look no further! Awaiken presents the Empowerment Hackathon: Bridging the AI Divide, a transformative event that welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and skill levels to embark on a journey of innovation and learning. This is the first year of Awaiken Hacks, in which each participant will identify a prevalent issue faced by BIPOC and underserved communities and develop a creative and practical solution. Awaiken Hacks is split into three sectors: Ideathon, Novice Hackathon, and Advanced Hackathon.


Awaiken is an student-run education initiative committed to Empowering Vulnerable Communities in the AI Era. We believe that AI should be accessible to everyone, regardless of their background or expertise. Our mission is to bridge the digital divide and ensure that BIPOC and underserved communities have the knowledge and tools to thrive in the AI-powered world.


Ideathon: The Ideathon provides students with the opportunity to showcase and present their ideas. Judging will be based on creativity, effectiveness, feasibility and presentation. Novice: The Novice hackathon is intended for new programmers with less than a year of experience in programming, but are still interested in implementing their ideas. Submissions are expected to be a working prototype. Judging will be based on creativity, implementation, and presentation. Advanced: The Advanced hackathon is for experienced programmers with 1 or more years of experience in programming. Submissions are expected to be a final working product. The advanced hackathon has a larger prize pool due to the elevated expectations. Judging will be based on creativity, implementation, and presentation.

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