MOIT presents the Abilities Hackathon, a collaborative effort to enable the Baltimore community to solve and address problems that those with disabilities face. 

Participate in one of four tracks

  • Transportation/Mobility
  • Wearables
  • Leisure/Entertainment
  • Open Software/Hardware

April 22nd: 5pm - Midnight

  • Kickoff and Presentations
  • Team Formation
  • Dinner
  • Hacking all day

April 23rd: 9am - Midnight

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Hacking all day

April 24th: 9am - 8pm

  • Breakfast until 10pm
  • 1pm - Projects Due
  • 1:20-2pm - Lunch
  • 2-3:30 Project Presentations - Judging
  • 3:30-4:10pm - Snacks + Judge Deliberation 
  • 4:15-4:30pm - Winner Announcement + Closing 


  1. Each participant may compete individually or as part of one team, but not both, and not on multiple teams/projects.
  2. Volunteers are eligible for prizes as long as they are not working with the judges. This includes defining judging rules, criteria, selection, and concierge services.



  1. Projects are only eligible to submit their projects to win in one of the following categories:
    • Hardware/Software
    • Transportation/Mobility
    • Wearables
    • Leisure/Entertainment
  2. Please list all team members that contributed to your project on your presentation in the “Team Members” slide, even if they did not officially sign up for the hackathon. Judges must be aware of all team members that contributed to the project. 
  3. Include one of the following with your submission

    • Pictures
    • Videos
    • Screenshots

Hackathon Sponsors


$9,000 in prizes

Transportation / Mobility


Leisure / Entertainment

Open Software / Hardware

Fan Favorite

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Nollie Wood

Nollie Wood
Mayor's Office on Disabilities

Amy Hurst

Amy Hurst

Patricia Turlington

Patricia Turlington
Kennedy Krieger Institute

Linnley Moore

Linnley Moore
Kennedy Krieger Institute

Judging Criteria

  • Impact - 50%
  • Innovation- 20%
  • Implementation - 20%
  • Presentation - 10%

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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