Bakersfield College

Health and Social Justice Hackathon

About the Hackathon

Bakersfield College hosts an annual open competition on the Panorama Campus in which event organizers gather information about technology needs in the local community related to public health and provide this information to various competing teams. The teams then submit a group presentation of a technical prototype to solve the issue and a community impact report showing how the prototype will help address a community public health need.

The goals of the competition are to increase awareness of public health, augment student learning, foster interdisciplinary collaboration, improve community and industry partnerships, and further develop local talent capable of meeting local needs.

All disciplines are welcome to participate in the competition. For more information about the Hackathon rules and a breakdown of the scoring system, visit the Hackathon Rules and Scoring page.

Overview of Hackathon Event


Past Winners


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First Place:
Project Kern Air
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Second Place:
Renegade Against Human Trafficking
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Third Place:
Sex Shouldn't Make You Next

Photo Galleries

2018 Hackathon

2017 Hackathon

The Health and Social Justice Hackathon is hosted with support from the following sponsors:

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Bakersfield College Student Government Association logo
logo for Student and Health and Wellness Advisory Committee


MESA logo
Logo for Kern Family Health Care: The Friendly Face of Kern Health Systems
Adventist Health logo


logo for Building Health Communities South Kern
Logo for Doing What Matters
Logo for The Center for Gender Sexuality and Diversity


Social Justice Institute logo
Logo for Claude and Shirley Family Charitable Fund
The National Endowment for the Humanities
Kaiser Permanente logo