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Coding for Good

October 23-25, 2020



The Palm Beach Tech Hackathon is a virtual event where participants form teams, vet ideas, create a project, then present their work to an expert panel of judges.

Teams will consist of developers, designers, project managers, and entrepreneurs, with successful teams having a mix of these areas of expertise and winners walking away with a combination of cash and in ­kind prizes!

Our theme this year is Coding for Good, with each project supporting Feeding South Florida (hunger relief) and Gift of Life (bone marrow registry).


Friday @ 5:30PM

Virtual Kickoff and Team Forming

Saturday @ 8AM

Hacking Officially Begins

Sunday @ 8AM

Judging & Presentations

First Place

$2,500 Cash Prize

Second Place

$1,500 Cash Prize

Third Place

$1000 Cash Prize


What is a Hackathon?

A hackathon is a virtual 24-hour competition where participants form teams, create a project, then present to judges.

What makes it unique?

Our Hackathon is intended to serve our community, specifically the ways we connect with our local nonprofits.

How does it work?

First you register, then form a team at the kickoff, build your solution, and lastly present.

What do I need?

A laptop, phone, stable Internet connection, headphones, a great attitude, and a strong cup of coffee.

What’s provided?

Event platform, coaching, and a hackathon box that includes awesome virtual platform, t-shirt, tips guide and fun promotional items.

Do I have to be a developer?

Definitely not! We welcome designers, writers, creatives, project managers, and anyone with an idea to participate.

The Rules

Code of Conduct


Alex Price

Director of Community Investment @ Office Depot

Michael Fowler, VP at FPL

Michael Fowler

Business Unit CIO @ FPL

Leigh-Ann Buchanan

Executive Director @ Venture Café Miami

Alan Shimel

CEO & Founder @ MediaOps


Damián Montero

IT Architect
@ Nations Benefits

Alexander Lokshin

Innovation Alchemist @ Office Depot

Sarah Nohe

Head of User Experience @ REEF Technology

Shawn Genoway

Senior VP of Operations @ DedicatedIT

Todd Albert

Founder & Lead Instructor @ Boca Code

Sreedhar Allani

Director of Digital Project Management @ Office Depot


Thuy Tran-Korns

Director of Cybersecurity @ Carrier

Christopher Kunney

Chief of Strategy @ DSS, Inc.

Mark Volchek

Founding Partner @ Las Olas Venture Capital

Max Kanter

Sr. Architect @ Office Depot

Organizing Committee

Parry - Palm Beach Tech Association 2019 Board of Directors

Andy Parry

VP of Application Development @ Office Depot

Michelle Bakels

Software Developer @ NextEra Energy

Aileen Alon

Associate Director @ Venture Café Miami

Cari Perez

Community Manager @ General Assembly

Frank Conrad

Sr. IT Manager @ Office Depot

David Duitsman

Sr. Manager, IT @ Office Depot

Johanna Mikkola

CEO & Co-Founder @ Wyncode Academy

Patricia Kneski

Managing Director @ General Provision

Joe Russo

President & CEO @ Palm Beach Tech

Nikki Cabus, VP of Development - Palm Beach Tech Association

Nikki Cabus

VP of Development @
Palm Beach Tech

Monica Rojas

Monica Rojas

Membership & Inclusion Specialist @ Palm Beach Tech


Presenting Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors



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