Our Services

We currently support Web based and data science projects but we are open to other different types of projects. Historically, we’ve found that the impact we can make, the amount we can learn, and the time and effort needed to build these kinds of projects fit well with our constraints and goals.

Please keep in mind that because one of our core focuses is on software engineering and developer education, our offerings currently do not include:

  1. Basic website design and development. We do not build websites that are purely content-based, such as Wordpress blogs or landing pages.
  2. Technology integration or consulting. We do not set up or integrate existing solutions such as Salesforce or Drupal.

That said, if you’re looking for help with that sort of thing, we might be able to recommend some other tools or services that fit your needs. So feel free to reach out anyway!

We absolutely recommend working with Hack4Impact. We needed to address English competency in Cambodia, and Hack4Impact was the actual organization who helped us get it done. Hack4Impact gives nonprofit organizations an opportunity to collaborate and support their mission in ways they even may not have considered.

Kelly Wolfe, Love Without Boundaries Managing Director of Strategic Partnerships

Application Process

Our application process is designed to be as straightforward as possible. As long as you fill out an application before January 16, 2019, we will carefully consider your submission and reach out to you if our goals align. Some aspects of the application we pay close attention to include technical complexity, impact, and mission. Our application link is https://forms.gle/KTrdEyyet2vb15VPA

Frequently Asked Questions

Each project has a Product Manager, who will be responsible for communicating with the client, leading the team, and delivering a successful product as well as a team of software engineers to build the technology. They will be leading a team of 7-8 developers with a possibility of a designer as well. They will start off diving even deeper into your idea and problems and come up with a Product Requirements Doc (PRD) specifying your requirements and timeline. Development will start shortly afterwards and they will maintain contact with you throughout the entire process to gather feedback. Notable dates will the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) demo, which will happen around the middle of the semester and the handoff, which will be around the end of the semester. For more information, look here.

Meeting frequency is very dependent on the team and client. Generally, teams hold weekly or biweekly meetings with their clients. Other checkpoints include initial calls to scope out and define the project with our project leads, an MVP demo, and a Final Handoff presentation.

Since we are currently a new chapter and we're are still growing, we do not currently charge a development fee. However, this may change in the future to align with how other Hack4Impact chapters operate.

Fill out our interest form and come in with some initial project ideas. Don’t worry about the validity of those ideas - we simply use them as a starting point for deeper conversation regarding your organization during our initial call! A detailed application would be extremely helpful! Sample Application

Our Past Projects are the best examples! Some other examples include:

  • A platform that displays your organization’s resources for the public on a map.
  • A system to communicate with and collect data from users via text message surveys.
  • A tool to automate a time-consuming manual process.
  • An application that allows you to keep track of the organization's activities and see where cost cutting can occur.
  • An application to keep track of the people you serve and better assess your overall impact.
  • Or anything else that will empower you to broaden your impact!