UndocuMedia Presents:


Building Bridges, Breaking Borders

September 8 - 10, 2017

Codesmith, Los Angeles, CA


UndocuHacks 2017 will be the first of its kind immigrant youth-led hackathon in the country! UndocuHacks will serve as a collaborative meeting platform and bring together professionals in the tech industry and people directly affected by immigration policies to develop technology tools of protection, education, healing, and empowerment.

While everyone is welcome to apply, we highly encourage people who are currently affected by the country’s immigration policies and the lack of health insurance to apply. If you are an immigrant and have been using social media platforms and technology tools to organize your community and advocate for immigrant rights, we would love for you to join us on this amazing journey!


What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is a place where people turn ideas, food, and coffee into magic (a.k.a. code). People with different experiences and technical backgrounds work together in teams to code a solution to a specific problem. These solutions generally take the form of mobile apps, robots, and websites. More broadly defined, a hackathon is a multi-day event where people come together, ideate, and work intensively on ideas and products to change the world!

Who can attend?

Everyone is welcome! This includes immigrant rights activists, allies, DACA recipients, and anyone interested in using their skills to protect and empower the immigrant community. Whether you’re building your first website, barely learning how to code, learning Photoshop, or hacking with an Oculus Rift, UndocuHacks welcomes you!

How much will it cost?

Admission is free for all hackers as long as you live in the United States. We will cover all costs - that includes food, lodging, and transportation.

When is the application deadline?

Application period will close on August 5th, 2017. Apply today and please share this with others!

I would like to volunteer as a mentor, where do I apply?

The Mentor Application is up and ready! Click on the "Apply (Mentor)!" above to learn more and start the application!

Where will I sleep?

For those coming in from out of town, we will be providing room and lodging but we recommend you bring a sleeping bag and basic toiletries so you can hack all night long and not be too far from your team!

But I know nothing about coding?!

If you don't know nothing about coding or engineering, not to worry - learning is the objective! UndocuHacks will have workshops and pair teams with mentors in the tech industry to offer some guidance! You will never be alone in the process! :-)

What if I have an unanswered question?

We’re here for you! Send us an email at undocuhacks2017@undocumedia.org and we will reply to you as soon as humanly possible!



We strive to foster a supportive environment that is welcoming for people of all backgrounds, ethnicities, immigration status, experiences, technical backgrounds, and political opinions.

Community Empowerment

Connect and collaborate with other like-minded people and take action.
We believe in the power of compassion, understanding the hardships in our communities, and using our voice and resources to speak up against injustices and bring about long-lasting change. United we stand, divided we fall.


We will do our best to provide a conducive learning environment. You will get personalized help and guidance from an amazing group of mentors comprised of the best and brightest in the tech, health advocacy, and immigrant rights fields.


Any questions?

Send us an email at undocuhacks2017@undocumedia.org

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