Little sprints. Big impact.


30.5K Blog Views. 10 Workshops. 25 Hackathons. 250.3K Twitter Impressions. 1.7 Civic Hackers Supported. 14 Public Appearances. 1,283 Laughter Sessions. 355 High Fives. 3 Podcast Seasons. 21 Audio Chapters. 3 Book Ideas. 100 Percent Passion. 33 Years to Go. 1 Mozilla Grant Achieved.


First-ever life science hackathon in Austin

66.7% learned about interoperability for the first time

91.7% validated the hackathon format to solve challenges

Increased Awareness - on the challenges in open science, biotechnology, and bioeducation.

Increased Opportunity - graduate and undergraduate students can understand in-depth industry struggles and can develop cross-functional skillsets to tackle:

  • Bioinformatics

  • Biophysics

  • Computational Biology

  • And countless emerging fields


300+ students hacking 6 challenges for accessibility and inclusion

Increased Awareness - on the challenges around accessibility, product design shortfalls, and engagement with marginalized community

Better Human-Centered Design - interviews with the challenge experts provided a real, human-centered design experience for the hackathon projects


McCombs School of Business

3P Hackathon

78% loved the organic style of this hackathon

Increased Awareness - on the challenges around affordability to diversity & inclusion

Increased Knowledge - sets the amount of space between each navigation link. 


8,000 Humans <18 Years of Age

502 Civic Design Ideas Submitted

More minds engaged with STEM - hides the template specific (non-social icon block) social icons links.

Diversity in STEM fields - Working at UT Girl Day is a powerful way to provide diverse talent to the industry down the pipeline

Greater economic mobility in workforce - We want to inspire our future engineers, designers, and scientists to reach their potential professional and personally.

SLA Foundation

92.6% of 40 High School Students scored the workshop as an “A” experience


Increased Awareness of Design Thinking - teaching and then walking the students through hands-on activities sparked their imagination

Increased Awareness of Social
- sharing the story of Experimental Civics and these workshops triggered students to imagine other career paths