Past projects


Autumn 2019

Spring 2019

Adapting to COVID-19

Adapting to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we will always put the safety of participants, non-profits and organisers first! Therefore, this edition will take place in an online-first format, with only some important events (e.g., Kickoff, Hackdays) taking place in-person. Of course we will have Corona specific adjustments for in-person events and will adjust our events to the level of risk, as communicated by the canton of Zurich, the BAG and ETH.

What is Hack4Good?

Hack4Good is a 8-week long pro-bono program that matches data science talents from ETH Zurich with non-profit organisations that promote social causes. In close collaboration with such a non-profit, small student teams develop and implement data-driven solutions to increase these organisations’ impact.

Why non-profits?

Non-profits frequently lack the time and resources to implement analytics projects. However, such projects can often greatly contribute to the ultimate goal of the organisation and thereby produce a positive impact on society. They either help beneficiaries directly or augment the reach of non-profits.

What is in for participants?

Hack4Good enables participants to simultaneously gain professional work experience in data science with high-profile organisations and to support a social cause. As a participant you will engage directly with non-profit representatives to get to know one of their pressing challenges and decide with your team how to solve the problem at hand. In doing so, you will be able to learn not only coding but also project management!

Key Facts

Project start
Sep 2021
Final eventNov 2021
Project Duration8 weeks
Event VenueTBD
Estimated Time Commitment8h / week
Team Sizes3 – 4




David Wissel
Hack4Good Organiser