Based on recommendations by the organizing committee, we have selected the following themes for the MIT App Inventor Hackathon 2020. The themes are intentionally broad to encourage creativity and allow diverse approaches.


We live in turbulent times rocked by events with wide global implications. We would like you to create an app that will empower your fellow citizens in your community and give us a hopeful vision of a better tomorrow. You can choose to focus on any of the current global themes below:

  • Better Resource Allocation (e.g., water scarcity, natural disaster response)
  • Climate Change
  • Ending Poverty
  • Health Care (e.g., COVID-19, mental health)
  • Learning and Working Remotely
  • Living Together
  • Social and Racial Justice
  • Social Impacts of Artificial Intelligence (e.g., biases, opportunities, equitability)

We look forward to seeing what you will create and the new connections you will make during this Hackathon week. Let the Hackathon begin!