Come to the Americas Datafest to work with computer programmers, policy researchers, designers, local non-profits,  and data scientists to address some of the biggest challenges and opportunities related to migration.

Build web applications, mobile apps, tools and resources that will help migrants to manage their daily lives, experts to examine existing patterns and emerging trends, NGOs to provide services, journalists to report migration news and societies to combat human trafficking.

In addition to Stanford, the Datafest will also be taking place in more than 20 cities and 12 countries around the world. There will be food, and prizes for the winning teams. The projects from the top two teams will be submitted as entries to the international competition.

The event is hosted by the Stanford chapter of Code the Change.


Visit this eventbrite page to register.

November 2nd:
10:00am - 10:30am: Breakfast and Registration
10:30am - 11:00am: Introductions and Welcome
11:00am - 12:00pm: Expert Consultation and Team Formation
12:00pm - 3:00pm: Break out for Work Session and Lunch (provided)
3:00pm - 3:30pm: Come together for Tea
3:30pm - 7:00pm: Work Session

November 3rd:
1:00pm - 2:00pm: Presentations and Judging
2:00pm - 3:00pm: Prizes and Closing

Judging criteria
Judging will be based on the following 3 criteria, all scored on a 10-point scale: 
  •    Usefulness: Project’s potential to help individuals, communities, NGOs, researchers, journalists, or policy makers. 
  • Innovation: New ideas and new thinking shown in the project. Creative design aimed at maximizing impact. 
  • Usability: User-friendliness, easy interactivity and simple updates. In the case of data-analysis projects, we’ll also be looking at easy-to-understand explanation of the results.

Prizes for global winners

Best Overall Project - $2,000
Best Mobile App - $2,000
Best Website/Web app - $2,000
Best Insight - $2,000
Best Data Visualization Project - $2,000
Popular Choice - a non-monetary recognition to the project that receives the most votes in a public voting

Studio 1
416 Escondido Mall #550

Stanford, CA 94305

November 2nd: 10am-7pm
November 3rd: 1pm-3pm

Joel Kek (
Andrew Suciu (