building ethics & empathy into innovation

Low-Code Hackathon

archived event site from 2022-02

The inaugural Low-Code Hackathon was a smashing success!
If you participated or missed this event, be sure to register for the current event.

8Hack Teams

“clicks, not code”

this is how Citizen Developers build apps

Non-Profit Partners

A Precious Child

"Empowering Kids to Succeed"


A Precious Child assists children and families facing difficult life challenges such as abuse and neglect, crisis situations and poverty. A Precious Child provides disadvantaged and displaced children with “Cradle to Career“ support to break the cycle of poverty by reducing socioeconomic inequalities, connecting them with needed resources, services, opportunities and educational support.

Potential Hack Projects

  • SMS notifications for Fundraising and Volunteer Events
  • Campaign tracking and email automation for Fundraising


"Powering Entrepreneurs to End Poverty"


iDE is a global team of 1,200 change-makers coming from diverse backgrounds within international development and the private sector. What we all have in common is the belief that one entrepreneur can change their community and millions can change the world. The role of technology at iDE is to field products that serve our people and processes so we can unlock new business models, be more efficient and deliver impact at scale.

Potential Hack Projects

  • Tactics Explorer for rapid searching & filtering of 50+ records
  • Project Builder to link multiple Tactics to an Opportunity

Keynote Speaker

Ken McElrath

Founder & Chief Strategy Officer

Ken is a design thinker, author, artist, and a serial entrepreneur. Before launching Skuid, he founded or helped launch at least a dozen other startups. He spent his early career leading marketing for various divisions of MicroAge Inc. Ken co-authored two best-selling books, The Ascent of a Leader, and Beyond Your Best. He earned two bachelor's degrees from Grand Canyon University and an MFA degree from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. When he's not traveling, he lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee with his wife, Donna.

Learn More: Upside Down App Design & Development | Utility, Efficiency, Clarity, & Delight | Skuid + Salesforce

Watch the Keynote

Award Decisions

Teams will be judged on multiple criteria reflecting creativity, execution, design thinking, feasibility and scalability... all based on the low-code application they developed during the hackathon. Judging will be conducted by a panel of industry and academic leaders, using an innovative new Decision Science platform called Volley built with low-code technology!

Read about how the hackathon judging used collaborative decision optimization
with qualitative criteria to select the winning teams...

Low-Code Platforms

use any or all of these leading tools


The Low-Code Hackathon is
an exclusive new event developed & curated by
Matthew John Brady, Entrepreneur & Educator
working in close coordination with the
University of Colorado – Leeds School of Business
and the Salesforce CU Student Group.
The inaugural event was launched in Q1 2022.
Future events are being planned now!


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