Change the Face of Tech in the Next 25 Years

HACK2040 is a 24 hour hackathon organized by CODE2040 staff and alumni that will bring Black and Latino/a students from local colleges and coding programs together to come up with ways to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in the tech industry. The goal is to create ideas that will diversify the tech workforce in the next 25 years, when people of color will no longer be the minority in the country.

Students expected to bring their own laptops.


8:00 a.m. - Registration and Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - Opening with Wifredo Fernandez
9:15 a.m. - CODE2040 Welcome & Orientation
10:00 a.m. - Finalize and register teams
11:00 a.m - Begin hacking!
12:30 p.m. - Lunch
3:00p.m. - Talk Block
5:00 p.m. -  Dinner
9:00p.m. - Talk Block
12:00 a.m. - Activity


3:00 a.m. - Meal
8:00 a.m. - Pitch Practice
10:00 a.m. - Breakfast and then some
11:00 a.m. - End of hackathon! Submit.
11:10 a.m. - Debrief and CODE2040 video
12:00 p.m. - Words of encouragement with 'Toya East from Github
12:00 p.m. - Group presentations / Sponsor Judging (constructive)
1:00 p.m. - Judges deliberate & networking hour
2:00 p.m. - Closing ceremony
3:00 p.m. - End of HACK2040

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. Learn more about CODE2040 here.

For more information about this hackathon, contact Julian Gutierrez at

Special thanks to our HACK2040 sponsors and supporters!


Marc and Laura Andreesen

Knight Foundation



Code Fever

Code for Miami



Refresh Miami

Tech Miami

The LAB Miami

The Idea Center

Women in Technology


Kairy E.J. Walker

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This hackathon is targeted to Black and Latino/a students in college and coding programs.

You MUST be 18 years or older to participate. 

How to enter

In order to participate in HACK2040, you must register online through our Eventbrite site. This is an in-person hackathon, so hacking will take place onsite. Teams must submit a project through DevPost by the end of the 24 hours.


Felecia Hatcher

Felecia Hatcher
Co-Founder Code Fever/Black Tech Week

Joshua Martinez

Joshua Martinez
Manager - RefreshMiami, CTO Startjobs, On The Map

Nizar Khalife Iglesias

Nizar Khalife Iglesias
Lead Instructor at Ironhack

Pirate Dunbar

Pirate Dunbar
Director of Engineering at Rokk3r Labs

Judging Criteria

  • TBD