The 2022 hackathon is complete!

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Can Hack

Mission + vision

We envision a community where technology is never a barrier to doing good.


What is the hack?

Our annual three day hackathon impacts thousands around central Iowa.

The Hack

How can I help?

We need individuals with a variety of skillsets to fulfill the needs of our nonprofits.

How Can I Help?
Nonprofits Impacted
In-Kind Services


Amazing things can be accomplished in a mere 48 hours. The little amount of technical help we offer can go a long way in helping these non-profits better serve the people of our community. When you think about it, dsmHack is all about helping others help others. Talk about ripple effects!

- Azra Beganovic / Developer


The results from last year’s project at the Des Moines Charity Hack has been extremely pleasing. We received follow up help after the event so the “experts” made sure we knew what we were doing. The processes on Mail Chimp and on Google have saved immense amounts of time. I have sung your praises to several people…. Your help meant so much to our organization – thanks again.

- Teresa Bomhoff, President / National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Greater Des Moines