The Elastic Cause Awards

Your work, your cause. Live, on stage.

We are thrilled to announce the Elastic Cause Awards Program for Elastic{ON} Tour 2018.

The Elastic Cause Awards celebrate organizations and individuals who are using the Elastic Stack to do good, like bringing libraries to the underserved or fighting tuberculosis. Honoring these groups is part of our philanthropic pursuit — one that has always been central to who we are as individuals and as a company.

As part of Elastic{ON} Tour 2018, we will be transitioning the previously annual and global honors to local awards, recognizing honorees in their own backyards by selecting outstanding projects to celebrate in each city. As Elastic{ON} Tour is an ongoing adventure, the application deadline for each respective local award will be one month prior to its corresponding local event date, and we will notify all applicants two weeks before the event.

City Event Date Application Due Date
Melbourne August 14, 2018 July 14, 2018
Sydney August 16, 2018 July 16, 2018
Boston September 6, 2018 August 6, 2018
Minneapolis September 20, 2018 August 20, 2018
Chicago September 25, 2018 August 25, 2018

Raise Your Hand...

If you’re using the Elastic Stack to make a positive impact in the world — from aiding a local population in need to improving the global environment — you’re a great candidate for this award. Tell us more in your application below.

Honorees Will Receive:

  • 3 tickets to the respective Elastic{ON} 2018 Tour stop for project team members
  • A featured booth and a main stage spotlight to present your cause at the event
  • An Online Elastic Training Subscription valid for one year
  • Access to a discounted Elastic Cloud offering

Elastic{ON} San Francisco 2018 Cause Awards Honorees

Representatives from each 2018 Elastic Cause Award winning project took the stage and accepted their awards during the keynote at Elastic{ON} in San Francisco.

Here is more information about our 2018 Honorees:


Dimagi is helping to fight the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic in India—which accounts for 23 percent of TB cases worldwide—with an integrated mobile and web application that helps healthcare workers keep track of TB patients. Built on Dimagi's software platform, CommCare, the app leverages the Elastic Stack to follow beneficiaries from the time of their initial diagnosis and throughout the course of their care, providing actionable data throughout. The app currently aggregates real-time data to track 150,000 patients in select districts.

Libraries Without Borders (Bibliothèques Sans Frontières)

Libraries Without Borders facilitates free, open access to information and education, equipping vulnerable communities around the world with the tools and skills to learn and to thrive. The organization is rolling out digital libraries (KoomBook) as well as portable, “pop up” digital media centers (Ideas Box) that provide educational and cultural resources to communities in need, including refugees and displaced persons in camps around the globe and underserved communities in developed countries. Log analysis and dashboards delivered through the Elastic Stack provide instantaneous insight into digital resource usage and users' browsing habits and interests, enabling the organization to more effectively assess impact and relevance, and improve the user experience.

Refugee Datathon Munich

Amidst a massive wave of support for refugees in Munich, Refugee Datathon Munich was started in autumn 2015 to provide up-to-date and reliable numbers for pro-refugee activists across Europe. The organization's software extracts statistical data on asylum seekers from official websites, then relies on the Elastic Stack to visualize the data before publishing the information. The software helps activists stay on top of current trends in asylum (e.g. approval rates by countries of origin), while serving the general public by disproving erroneous statements and biased reports about refugees.

Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children

Co-founded by Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, Thorn builds technology to defend children from sexual abuse. Every moment counts when it comes to finding and saving more kids.Thorn uses the Elastic Stack throughout its products to streamline features that help law enforcement search through millions of records and quickly find the small pieces of information to identify a child. In 2016 and 2017, Spotlight, which accelerates identification of child victims of sex trafficking, helped identify 5,791 child sex trafficking victims (eight per day.) Thorn's other product, Solis, has been used by law enforcement in 17 countries and has rescued 72 victims of child sexual abuse whose images were being distributed on the dark web.

Thank you, again

Our community astonishes us on a daily basis. Cheers to your projects (and the new ones brewing) that are doing good in the world.

The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.

Jane Addams