The White House, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Think of Us hosted the first ever White House foster care and technology hackathon. This two-day long event during National Foster Care Month. The two-day long event brought together child welfare leaders, non-profit organizations, philanthropies, attorneys and foster care families and alumni, as well as engineers, technologists and other leaders from the technology sector. At the convening, they discussed ways to improve our foster care system through the use of technology and highlight best practices. Additionally, those involved with child welfare had the opportunity to team up with technology experts to “hack” challenges in child welfare and explore 21st century solutions.