Building a movement where we can safely be our whole selves.

Building Inclusively

Code2040 will be hosting its annual Hack4Diversity the weekend of Saturday, July 15 - Sunday, July 16, 2017 for it's Portland and Silicon Valley Fellows. Code2040 Fellows will be creating projects that address a real need/ problem/ opportunity focused on creating safer spaces and scalable systems that welcome those from every background and encourage all to contribute their distinct gifts. Building Inclusively is about building a movement where we can safely be our whole selves.



9:00 AM - Registration and Breakfast

9:40 AM - Review Rules/ Judging Criteria

10:00 AM - Hacking begins!

12:30 PM - Lunch (mandatory no-hack)

6:00 PM - Dinner (mandatory no-hack)

6:30 PM - A/V testing with individual groups


8:30 AM - Breakfast 

10:00 AM - Hacking ends/one hour to nap and test A/V for presentations

11:00 AM - Judges arrives

11:15 AM - Welcome

11:30 AM - Groups 1-6 present

12:35 PM - Lunch

1:00 PM - Groups 7-12 present

2:00 PM - Presentations end; judges deliberate

2:30 PM - Honors

CODE2040 is a nonprofit organization that creates pathways to educational, professional, and entrepreneurial success in technology for underrepresented minorities with a specific focus on Blacks and Latino/as. CODE2040 aims to close the achievement, skills, and wealth gaps in the United States. Our goal is to ensure that by the year 2040 - when the US will be majority-minority - Black and Latinx people are proportionally represented in America's innovation economy as technologists, investors, thought leaders, and entrepreneurs.


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Hack4Diversity: Building Inclusively is only open to Code2040 Portland and Silicon Valley 2017 Fellows.

If you have any questions, please contact Alyshia Macaysa at


Shola Oyedele

Shola Oyedele
Walker & Company

Craig Davis

Craig Davis
Founder/CEO Agent IQ

Jesse Martinez

Jesse Martinez
Founder/CEO CareerForce

Sarahi Espinoza Salamanca

Sarahi Espinoza Salamanca
Founder/CEO Dreamers Roadmap

Judging Criteria

  • Community Impact
    Does this idea really tap into the big picture? Is this team going to highlight the unique gifts and perspectives that our community brings? Is the team addressing these problems or building opportunities in a fresh new way?
  • Ready to Launch
    Does the feel of this product match the use case? Are the visual elements high quality? Did the team do something impressive technically? Was the demo and/or content presented in a meaningful and understanding way?
  • People's Choice
    Did the team display their understanding of what it means to build inclusively, not necessarily through their technical project, but the presence and energy that they brought to the hackathon? (This category will be voted on by ALL hackathon attendees).