The first ever collegiate reverse hackathon.


Phones, apps, and the web are so indispensable to our daily lives that we've become a captive audience.
Center for Humane Technology

What is a reverse hackathon?

We established the reverse hackathon to encourage dialogue in and support the development of creative solutions that allow for greater and healthier relationships between people and technology.

Using principles in human-computer interaction, humane design, software development, and tech ethics, Rehack urges participants to think deeply about their interactions with technology and redesign consumer tech products in a more meaningful, socially responsible way. No coding experience is necessary!

This year, Rehack and the Princeton Student Climate Initiative are collaborating to organize the first-ever virtual reverse hackathon on climate action. Project tracks include consumerism, transportation, food, and education.

How It Works

Step 1


Identify a problem within existing consumer tech—whether it's unintentional bias, an interface flaw, or other areas in need of attention—and start exploring how you can redesign it.

Step 2


Work with a design tool or code to prototype your proposed solution. Don't have any experience with prototyping tools? Don't worry, we have workshops and mentors to help guide you along the way!

Step 3


Demo your finalized prototype to our panel of judges in a format of your choice to get feedback and win prizes!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where and when is Rehack going to be held?

All Rehack events will be held virtually in Spring 2021. Stay tuned for future details!

Who can apply?

Rehack is here to help students critically examine technology through an interdisciplinary lens while familiarizing themselves with the product development process of consumer software. All students (undergraduate + graduate) of all academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply! Unlike a traditional hackathon, being technical is not required to succeed at Rehack.

Can I attend if I'm not a student?

Unfortunately, Rehack is currently only open to students.

What does it cost to attend Rehack?

Rehack itself is completely free!

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