Leave It Better Than You Found It

July 27 - July 29, 2020

Do you have a project you never had time or space to work on? Something you see a dire need for? Something that can benefit your community? Join Futureforce for a multi-day Hackathon to solve challenges and create solutions for businesses to be a platform for change in our communities and around the world.

This year, we are bringing together Black and Latinx computer science/engineering students from across the US for a chance to:

  • Gain new skills through projects and demos
  • Learn about Salesforce
  • Network with Salesforce engineers
  • Lean about Futureforce career opportunities
  • Win great prizes

About Salesforce
Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. The company was founded on three disruptive ideas: a new technology model in cloud computing, a pay-as-you-go business model, and a new integrated corporate philanthropy model. These founding principles have taken our company to great heights, including being named one of Forbes’s “World’s Most Innovative Company” eight years in a row and on the FORTUNE ‘100 Best Companies to Work For®’ List twelve years in a row. We are the fastest growing of the top 10 enterprise software companies, and this level of growth equals incredible opportunities to grow a career at Salesforce


Monday, July 27 - Hackathon Kick-Off

  • 10:00AM PST: Event Kick-Off and Challenges Announced
  • 11:00AM PST: Hackathon Overview + Mentor Assignments
  • 12:00 PM PST: Hacking Begins! Get Your Hack On.

Monday, July 27 - Wednesday, July 29

  • Hackin' Away

Wednesday, July 29 - Due Date

  • 11:59PM PST: Projects due in the Lighting Platform and All Demo submissions uploaded to Google Drive!

Thursday, July 30 - Preliminary Judging

  • Top 20% submissions will be announced and moved to finalist round

Friday, July 31 - Closing Ceremony, Winners Announced, and Prizes, Prizes, Prizes

  • 10:00AM - 2:00PM PST: Equality Summit
  • 1:30PM: Top 3 Presentation Pitches
  • Winners Announced, Award Ceremony and Prizes

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Contest runs from 10:00am PT on July 27, 2020 to 11:59pm PT on July 29, 2020. Open to legal residents of the U.S. (incl. D.C.). Must be 18+. See rules here


The Hackathon is open only to participants / team of participants who are:

  • 18 years of age or older (or who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence as of the date of entry)
  • Legal residents of the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia
  • Actively enrolled full-time in a U.S college or university.  
  • Teams are limited to 5 members maximum

All members of a Participant team must meet all eligibility requirements or the Participant’s team will be disqualified.


Hackathon Theme & Categories

Theme: Leave It Better Than You Found It


  • Reopening with Work.com: Create solutions that will help safely reopen businesses and enable them to invest in making sustainable changes to address inequality and inequity through analytics and integrated solutions.
  • Recruitment/Leadership Development: Create solutions that address Diversity & Inclusion, empowering companies to create an equitable workforce.
  • Non-Profit Advocacy: Create Salesforce solutions that can empower customers and partners to better support non-profits that are moving the needle on diversity and inclusion efforts in their communities and globally.
  • Ethical AI Practice: Create accessible and inclusive Salesforce AI solutions that respect the values of all of those impacted, not just those of its creators.


To be considered for prize selection in this hackathon you must submit a demo video including:

  • Short description of your idea
  • Category of your submission
  • First and Last names of all your team members
  • Link to your Lightning Platform profile
  • Uploaded a two (2) minutes or less demo video to Google Drive!

All content must be submitted by 11:59PM PT on Wednesday, July 29 2020

Hackathon Sponsors


$7,300 in prizes

1st Place

Winners will receive: $600 each + $500 collectively to donate to their charity of choice

2nd Place

Winners will receive: $400 each + $300 to donate collectively to their charity of choice.

3rd Place

$200 each + $200 to donate collectively to their charity of choice.

Most Creative

Winners will receive $100 to donate collectively to their charity of choice.

Most impactful

Winners will receive $100 to donate collectively to their charity of choice.

Best Demo Delivery

Winners will receive $100 to donate collectively to their charity of choice.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Lola Banjo

Lola Banjo
Innovation Partner

Ron Pereira

Ron Pereira
Sr. Director, Product Marketing

Chris Garinger

Chris Garinger
Talent Advisor

Luis Campos-Guajardo

Luis Campos-Guajardo
Software Engineering PMTS

Kylie Fuentes

Kylie Fuentes
VP, Product Management

Andrea Leszek

Andrea Leszek
EVP & COO, Technology

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity/Innovation
    Is it original and exciting?
  • Usability
    Is it useful? Can it be implemented?
  • Demo Delivery
    Clear, concise, polished and creative delivery pitch.
  • Impact
    How does it positively impact users?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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