Little sprints. Big impact.


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1.7 Civic Hackers Supported

14 Public Appearances

355 High Fives

21 Podcast Episodes

100 Percent Passion


First-ever life science hackathon in Austin

66.7% of participants learned about interoperability for the first time

91.7% of participants loved the hackathon as a way to solve challenges

Increased Awareness of 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 many other emerging fields


300+ students hacking 6 challenges around accessibility and inclusion

Increased Awareness of the challenges around accessibility, product design shortfalls, and engagement with marginalized communities.

Human-Centered Design facilitated through interviews with the challenge experts, providing a true, human-centered design experience for the hackathon participants.


McCombs School of Business

3P Hackathon

78% of participants loved the organic style of this hackathon

Increased Awareness of the challenges around affordability of diversity and inclusion.


8,000 participants <18 years old

502 civic design ideas submitted

Diversity in STEM fields by inspiring young women at UT Girl Day to pursue STEM careers and providing diverse talent to the industry down the pipeline.

Greater economic mobility in workforce through encouraging future engineers, designers, and scientists to reach their potential.

SLA Foundation

92.6% of 40 high school student participants scored the workshop as an “A” experience



Increased Awareness of Design Thinking through instruction and subsequent guidance in hands-on activities aimed to spark students’ imagination.

Increased Awareness of Social Entrepreneurship by sharing the story of Experimental Civics and related workshops to help students imagine other career paths.