Are you a passionate technologist looking to innovate in the mental health industry? You can build your own product in the span of 24 hours, or attend workshops, lectures, and check out the final presentations by all of our hackers!

Not tech-focused? Are you a big-thinker looking to share your ideas about how to improve mental health in the 21st century? Come to see workshops, network, and partner with computer science experts to brainstorm an innovative mental health care product!

Are you a mental health care provider, student, administrator, or patient interested in understanding ways to challenge the current system’s model of healthcare? Share your knowledge with the teams as a mentor, or partner directly with teams to come up with a novel solution to age-old problems.

Overall, if you’re passionate about improving our current model of mental health care , attend this hackathon to connect with similar minds and work on a project over the span of 24 hours. We don’t expect everyone to be able to directly contribute to code. 

Why should I come to the reverse hackathon?

Can I participate?

Yes! This hackathon is open to everyone, both students and non-students, from any background.

But, I don't know how to code! 

Don’t worry! No coding is necessary at all during this event. In fact, there will be no coding! This isn't a traditional hackathon.

when is it?

Saturday, June 9th, 2018.

Where is it?

We’ll be in the center of SOMA at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), 1453 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103.

A laptop, charger, ID, and a bright smile :). 

What should I bring?

Nope! There will be ways to match up with teams at the event. 

Do I need a team?

You have a set amount of time to build a final presentation that showcases a comprehensive plan for a technology redesign leveraging ethical, design, psychological, and other humanities principles. You must start your work on this project at the actual hackathon (no pre-existing projects!). We also expect attendees to behave respectfully to all other participants.

Any rules?

Click the "Join Now" button at the top of this page :). Our application will be available soon - but for now, join our listserv!

How do I sign up?

Email us at if we haven’t answered a question! 

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