Hack for good

When the nights get longer and the weather outside is frightful, we need some warmth in our hearts. Many people sacrifice their time and energy to create this warmth by giving and contributing to the benefit of those less fortunate and in need.

Many NGOs, associations and individuals also work hard to give to social, environmental or other sustainability causes. We believe that they should not only give but also receive, that society should give back to them.

This is why we are collaborating on a hackathon to support these organizations with solutions to help them focus more on delivering impact.

We're gathering not for profit organizations doing work on social, environmental and economic sustainability to share their work, frustrations and goals. With this information, attendees will form teams to build solutions for the non profit of their choice.

This is the idea behind the Hackolaus hackathon that premieres this year from December 6th to December 8th at Urbn Jungle.

Candy Up


Code Camp Leipzig Open TechSchool Leipzig Google Developer Group Leipzig


Glocal Leipzig


Friday, December 6th

  • 18:00 - Doors open
  • 19:00 - Welcome & NGO panel session
  • 20:30 - Drinks and socializing
  • 00:00 - Charging batteries 🛌

Saturday, December 7th

  • 10:00 - Doors open
  • 11:00 - Keynote
    Good(!) Design, Elisa Haubert
    How to design more sustainable,
    inclusive and non-intrusive
  • Hacking all day

Sunday, December 8th

  • 00:00 - More hacking
  • 12:00 - Presentations
  • 14:00 - Award ceremony


URBN JUNGLE Leipzig - Raum für urbane Ideen und nachhaltigen Konsum
Brühl 64-66
04109 Leipzig


Adaption Leipzig (IGB e.V.)

"Abstinence is not everything, but without abstinence everything is nothing." Adaption Leipzig encourages and empowers their clients aged 16 and above to abstain. They see extensive abstinence as the best way for addicts to lead a satisfied, independent and self-determined life.

Gleichwürdig. Miteinander. Lernen. e.V.

Gleichwürdig.Miteinander.Lernen e.V. is a non-profit association founded in Leipzig with the aim of creating liberating educational and experiential spaces. The aim is to create an educational landscape that contributes to the transformation of the educational system.

KulturLeben Leipzig & Region (VILLA e.V.)

KulturLeben Leipzig & Region procures unsold tickets for cultural and sporting events free of charge to people with particularly low incomes - in other words, places for enthusiasm. Culture is too valuable to leave places free. It connects people and should be accessible to everyone. KulturLeben Leipzig & Region helps to overcome financial borders.

Stadtsportbund Leipzig e.V.

The Stadtsportbund Leipzig e.V. is part of the structure of the German Olympic Sports Federation (DOSB) and is responsible for the sports self-administration in the city of Leipzig. As a regional umbrella organisation, it is responsible for almost 400 sports clubs and 15 trade associations in Leipzig and looks after around 99,500 sportsmen and women of all ages.

Theatrium Leipzig (großstadtKINDER e.V.)

The Theatrium is a social-integrative theatre-project for children and youths. Together with professional theatre trainers, fashion designers and media-teachers, the young people here develop their own theatre plays, costumes, make-ups and short films. There's no participation fee or casting, everybody is invited to come and dream, play, learn, explore and have fun at the Theatrium!


Neo4j Stadtwerke Leipzig


Support this event! We have several options how you could get involved. Please reach out!


e-dox Leipzig PRISMA Leipzig Urbn Jungle Leipzig

Skills to bring

You don't need to have any specific skills to participate – any help is welcome! Here's some ideas on how to get involved:


You enjoy working on the visual? Go ahead and create a logo, design mockups or imagine ways of interactions.


It's easy for you to get engaged in project? Bring that spirit to the rest of your team and help them push through the hackathon.


You like to get your hand dirty on some code or want to play with new technologies? Well, then the hackolaus will be a a great opportunity to dive into the matter while getting inspiration and help from others.

Idea Giver

The team is stuck and doesn't know how to continue? That's where you come in and give some new directions.

Super Hero

You want to do your bit to help change the world? Then you already got all it takes.

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Is there a Code of Conduct?
Yes, you can find it HERE.

Will the venue be open overnight?
Yes. The venue will remain open for hackathon participants through the weekend to support the event.

I can’t stay the whole time, can I still participate?
Of course! We realize that a weekend is a long time and people may need to attend to other commitments. We do, however, strongly encourage you to be present on Friday to see the NGOs pitch ideas and find a team.

What if I don't know how to code?
You are still welcome! We have several challenges that don’t require any coding skills. As long as you come willing to learn and contribute ideas.

What do I bring?
Bring your laptop, mobile phone, scratch paper and curiousity. We will provide food, drinks, wi-fi, power and some christmas treats.

I have another question, how can I contact you?
Just send us an email.