Hack for the Community Program


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April 12 & 13, 2018

8:00 AM Thursday – 8:30 PM Friday

Tech Hill Commons
500 Interstate Boulevard South
Nashville, TN 37210


Nashville's best IT professionals will gather together at a 36-hour hack-a-thon on October 13-14 to help nonprofits improve their impact through technology. HCA and the Nashville Technology Council are partnering with the following local businesses to recruit volunteers.

  • Cisco
  • C3/Consulting
  • Asurion
  • HealthStream
  • Deloitte
  • ENA
  • Jackson National Life Insurance
  • Books-a-Million
  • HealthTrust Purchasing Group
  • The General Insurance
  • Centresource
  • Digital Reasoning
  • Dave Ramsey

If you would like to volunteer for Hack for the Community on October 13 & 14, please select your area of expertise below to review Hack for the Community projects. Registration is first come, first serve. Please register to volunteer by September 9 to put your expertise to work for the betterment of our community, one nonprofit at a time.

Code of Conduct

Hack for the Community is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form.

All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks.

Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees. Behave professionally. Remember that harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate for Hack for the Community.

Attendees must be 21 years of age or older. Alcohol will be provided at this event, please drink responsibly. Attendees may be asked to present photo identification to verify age at any time, for any reason.

Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the conference at the sole discretion of the conference organizers.

Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly event for all.

Frequently Asked Questions


The challenges our Middle Tennessee community is facing everyday are evolving — and the solutions will require creativity and innovation. We recognize that it takes more than just financial contributions to make change. Finding elegant solutions takes inspiration, it takes ideas, and it takes a team.

Today, it usually takes technology too. HCA and Nashville Technology Council (NTC) are excited to announce the 2016 Hack for the Community, a program that brings together Nashville's best IT professionals for the singular purpose of building the technological capacity of local nonprofits and developing solutions to community problems.

Unlike other civic or non-profit hackathons, Hack for the Community has the financial backing of The HCA Foundation, benefits from the business partnerships of HCA and Nashville Technology Council, and has partnered with Hack Tennessee producers Avery Fisher and Brendan Wovchko. This combination ensures that the best ideas will be connected with organizations that can powerfully leverage them to help people throughout Middle Tennessee.

Non-profits will be selected by Hack for the Community partners. Event producers will coach non-profits in identifying the "right size needs" for the event, solicit solutions from Nashville's community of visual designers and software developers, and facilitate the matching of volunteers and projects during the event.

The event will conclude with a hacker’s choice ceremony, where the crowd favorite will receive $2,500 in additional financial support for the continued development of their idea.