The Results of Our Amazing DREAMers’ Work

Posted by on November 22, 2013.

Congratulations to all of our amazing, talented, and inspiring DREAMer Hackathon participants! It was an incredibly busy couple of days at LinkedIn HQ in Mountain View, and the judges were absolutely blown away by strength of your work and your creativity. Each prototype was so impressive that we quickly realized we needed to recognize honorable mentions in every category – there were simply too many fantastic ideas to choose from.

As FWD.us founder Mark Zuckerberg noted about the remarkable designs, “Being able to pull this off in 24 hours... that’s something really impressive.”

Here are the overall winners in each category:

Best Advocacy
Winner: Push4Reform
Team Members: Luis Aguilar, Falls Church, VA | Justino Mora, Los Angeles, CA | Kent Tam, Los Angeles, CA

Push 4 Reform: We're an All-in-One Organizer Tool/App that allows community members to be more directly involved in the push for immigration reform. App will give info about your member of Congress: where they stand on immigration reform, provide updates on important actions, allow people to call/email their rep.

Best Design
Winning Team: I Have A DREAM
Team Members: DREAMer participating via web from NYC

I Have A DREAM - A viral Facebook app that lets people tell their personal stories for the most impact and connect them to larger causes. Not specific to immigration reform, but reform would be the featured cause.

Best Storytelling
Winner: #Undoculife
Team Members: Erick Garcia, Mesa, AZ | Celso Mireles, Phoenix, AZ | Carlos Vargas, New York, NY

#Undoculife: #Undoculife serves to educate the undocumented immigrant community about their rights in a virtual world with real life scenarios.

As Mark noted on Team #Undoculife’s game design, “This is one of the most impressive things I have seen in awhile.”

We hope to continue working with teams to use what they build at the DREAMer Hackathon to continue FWD.us' work of helping to pass immigration reform. Congratulations again to every participant, and thanks for everything you’ve done and continue to do to help move immigration reform forward!

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