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MIT Policy Hackathon + HUBweek!

The Hackathon and MIT's Institute for Data, Systems, and Society are excited to be partnering with HUBweek, a leading ideas festival founded by institutions from the greater Boston area. We're running a special version of our hackathon focused on HUBweek's theme: "We the Future."

While HUBweek has concluded, we’re looking forward to future collaborations and hope that all participants enjoyed their time with us at HUBweek.

What topics were covered during the Hackathon?

We're excited to be working with the City of Boston and City of Cambridge on challenges that impact communities and citizens in the area. Specifically, we're focusing on three challenges that involve the:

  • Future of Cities: analyzing data from Boston 311 and Vision Zero for safe and inclusive transportation while remaining responsive to the needs of citizens

  • Future of Health: seeing how we can better understand public health issues at the intersection of climate change and health

  • Future of Work: looking at how the Boston area can support future modes of work with empowerment and inclusion


Thank you for an amazing first year at MIT Policy Hackathon: Data to Decisions!

We'd like to thank all of our participants, sponsors, judges, and staff for an amazing first hackathon in April 2018.

Interested in Spring 2019?

Get in touch if you would like to propose a challenge or sponsor the event! Interested in participating? Please reach out to us!.

MIT Policy Hackathon: Data to Decisions is a new hackathon convened by MIT’s Institute for Data, Systems, and Society that aims to address some of today’s most relevant societal challenges while fostering an interdisciplinary spirit. This hackathon is a place for us to gather participants who will be able to work together in teams to propose creative policy solutions using a combination of robust data analytics and domain knowledge. As such, we’re looking for people from a wide range of backgrounds – from public policy to data science to engineering and more.