Interdisciplinary solutions. Problems that matter.
UC Berkeley fosters incredible talent across various disciplines – engineering, public policy, city planning, business. But these communities are siloed. Together, the knowledge and skills we hold can solve critical challenges facing cities, governments, and societies.
With the support of the Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership, the Goldman School of Public Policy, and the Center for Community Innovation, Cal Civic Hacks aims to change that.
Our goal is to build a cross-functional community of urbanists, technology leaders, and policy experts interested in solving our most pressing urban and civic issues through an Ideathon.
And that’s where you come in. We need fearless thinkers who want to solve social and civic problems in a new way, using technology, data and digital tools.
We’ll connect you with a balanced team of other tech-savvy students such as yourself as well as students with more policy and planning-focused backgrounds. Then, over the weekend, you’ll work with this team to ideate and pitch a solution for one of our problem tracks.
Your team will be competing for cash prizes, and opportunities to actually implement your ideas!
$1,490 in prizes
Presenter at a Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative Webinar (2)
Present at a Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative Webinar (A joint initiative between Microsoft, the University of Washington, and the University of British Columbia)
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) 2021-2022 student membership (2)
Become a Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) 2021-2022 student memberships and receive free registration for the annual meeting ($95+ total value)