About the challenge

DSC @ NUS Computing presents Hack For Good, a student-run virtual hackathon which seeks to inspire students to learn and use technology for social causes. Our innovation challenge is unique in that we are posing real problem statements provided by NPOs in Singapore!

It will be happening online, from 4 and 11 Feb 2023. It is completely free to attend, and students from all institutions are welcome but there has to be at least 1 NUS student in the team.

A physical finale event will be held for the top 9 teams on 18 Februrary 2023, where they will present to a panel of judges.


Get started

More information will be revealed on our opening ceremony on 4 Februrary 2023.


What to Build

Participating teams are expected to create technological prototypes as part of their solution to choose and tackle one problem statement below.



Problem Statements


SG Enable

How might we, as a community empower, equip and co-create with persons with disabilities to enable them to access, use and enjoy places, services, produces and/or information, whether physical or virtual, so that persons with disabilities can connect to and be included in the wider community?


Kidney Dialysis Foundation

How can we get employers to empathise, understand, and hire kidney patients who have limited education levels and mobility due to their health conditions and treatment schedule?


Social Innovation Park

Develop and design a global tech-for-good innovation & collaboration platform, to enhance tech-for-good information sharing / transparency, learning, exchange and accelerate collaboration among tech for good ecosystem players.


Hackathon Sponsors


$3,600 in prizes

$1800 Capitaland eVoucher

$1200 Capitaland eVoucher

$600 Capitaland eVoucher

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Mr Uantchern Loh

Mr Uantchern Loh
Kidney Dialysis Foundation

Mr Justin Seow

Mr Justin Seow
SG Enable

Ms Alina Chia

Ms Alina Chia
Social Innovation Park

Judging Criteria

  • Usefulness (40%)
    Is the application addressing a real issue that the NPO is facing? How effective is this prototype at addressing this issue? Is the prototype easy to implement in real life?
  • Creativity (25%)
    Is the idea original and innovative?
  • Technical Accomplishment (25%)
    Is the prototype functional? Is the prototype bug-free? Is the prototype secure by design?
  • Presentation (10%)
    Does the README comprehensively describe the prototype and how it tackles the chosen problem statement? Is the README well formatted and easy to comprehend?

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