OYW x Facebook: Social Impact Hack | 30 June, London

One Young World Social Impact Hack x Facebook

Saturday 30 June |  Facebook London

Registration is now full. Please contact the organiser with any questions: [email protected]

About the Hack

We're pleased to invite you to our first ever Social Impact Hack in collaboration with Facebook! We're bringing together young leaders to ideate and collaborate on innovative solutions to tackle one of 3 topics in a competitive & inspiring setting. 

Be prepared to pitch your idea at the end of the day to a number of judges! You could leave with a project idea you can continue leading beyond the hack. No prize will be awarded to winners - but winners will receive support from OYW to further develop the solution with the overall aim of implementation.

No coding experience necessary. We're looking for socially conscious individuals with different interdisciplinary backgrounds and skills to work as a team and come up with a solution. There will be a number of mentors on the day on hand to help.

Catering will be provided by Facebook. 

The Social Hack Themes:

As a team, come up with a creative social impact solution that helps tackle one of the areas listed below. There is no limit to the solution - this can be anything! Whether its an app, a service, a campaign, an initiative, a business model, a product invention. An added bonus is if the outcome can be delivered via one of Facebook's several products. 

The deliverable: a thought through social impact solution that the team can present within a 3 minute pitch to the Jury. 

1.  Mental Health:

2.  Pollution:

3.  Diversity & equality: 

The Judges:

  • Sian Sutherland. Founder, A Plastic Planet
  • James Wallis. Director of Strategy, GoodBrand
  • Chrissy Levett. Founder & Creative Director, Creative Conscience
  • Julia Ognieva. EMEA Platform Partnerships, Facebook
  • Jonathan Andrews. Board Member, Ambitious About Autism & Stonewall. Sits on UK Parliament Autism Commission 

The Mentors:

Who can register?

This event is open to all One Young World Ambassadors and guests.

We are looking for participants of all skillsets and backgrounds to work as a team - coding experience isn't necessary. 

How to register:

Please fill in our form ahead of the Hack and pick which challenge you wish to work on. Based on your skills and abilities, we'll divide participants into teams accordingly.

Think about some potential solutions ahead of time. We'll send some stimulus beforehand about the challenges to ensure we make the most out of the day itself. 



NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER/WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. INTERNET ACCESS AND A VALID EMAIL ACCOUNT REQUIRED.  Open only to legal residents of any country, state, or province where the laws of the United States or local law do not prohibit participating or receiving a prize in this Promotion, who are at least 18 and the age of majority, and who are One Young World Ambassadors or guests. Residents of Brazil, Quebec, Cuba, Sudan, Iran, North Korea, Syria, and any other country designated by the United States Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control are not eligible to participate in the Hackathon.  Void where prohibited by law. To be eligible, the Participant and all related participation must comply with the governing Official Rules or participation will be void.  See Official Rules for judging criteria.  Sponsor: Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland.