Hack for Impact: UD Hackathon
Saturday - Sunday, February 18 - 19, 2017
Calling all designers, creators, innovators, dreamers, thinkers, coders, engineers, social advocates and problem solvers: Join us in an intensely creative 2-day experience, where you will work together in teams to develop collaborative solutions that impact real world issues of sustainability.
The Hackathon is open to current UD undergrad or graduate students of any major. Register by Feb 16 as space is limited; you can register as a student team or as a free agent (individual).
What do I get for participating?
$1,000 in prizes will be awarded to the winning team(s). Prize value will be divided among team members; prizes subject to change without notice.
ArtStreet is located on the 300 block of Kiefaber Street in the heart of the South Student Neighborhood. Directions and Parking Information >>
Saturday, Feb. 18
9:30 -10:00 AM: Check in
10:00 AM: Welcome, Challenges announced, Team formation
10:30 AM: Idea Building, and Rapid Prototyping session
11:30 AM: Team work time
12:00 PM: Lunch
2:00 PM: Check in with Mentor/Judges, validation, and questions
3:00 PM: Team work time (Makey Makey Mini Tech Hack Battle starts)
5:00 PM: Dinner
5:30 PM: Team work time (Hacky Sack Challenge starts)
11:30 PM: Wrap up
12:00 AM: Doors close
Sunday, Feb. 19
9:00 AM: Doors open
10:00 AM: Finalizing designs / presentations
12:00 PM: Lunch
1:30 PM: Presentations
2:00 PM: Judges Meeting
2:00 PM: Reflections and lessons learned
2:30 PM: Winners announced
3:00 PM: Doors close
- Dr. Tam Nguyen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science
- Craig Boman is an Applications Support Specialist in the UD Libraries
- Dr. Kevin Hallinan is a professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Dayton
- David Wright is the Director of Academic Technology and Curriculum Innovation and an associate professor in the Department of Biology
On Sunday, participants will share their projects with the judges, who will score the project based on several criteria: technical difficulty, functionality, intuitiveness, usefulness/impact, sustainability, creativity, teamwork, and overall wow factor.
- Institute of Applied Creativity for Transformation (IACT) at ArtStreet
- Hanley Sustainability Institute
- KEEN/UD Visioneering Center
- Learning Teaching Center
Brought to you by:
- Craig Boman, UD Libraries
- Mike Puckett, Institute of Applied Creativity for Transformation (IACT) at ArtStreet
- Tam Nguyen, Department of Computer Science
- Kevin Hallinan, Department of Engineering
- David Wright, Learning Teaching Center / UDit
- Karen Velasquez, Office of Experiential Learning
- Mehdi Zargham, Department of Computer Science
- Adrienne Ausdenmoore, Institute of Applied Creativity for Transformation (IACT) at ArtStreet
- Katy Kelly, UD Libraries
- Ryan Wray, Institute of Applied Creativity for Transformation (IACT) at ArtStreet
- Emily Hunt, Institute of Applied Creativity for Transformation (IACT) at ArtStreet
- Emily Brady, Institute of Applied Creativity for Transformation (IACT) at ArtStreet
- Brett Bass, RCL Graduate Student
- Theresa Issenman, MEE Undergraduate Student
Why Hack for Impact? Visit the IACT blog to learn more about our process and how this event began >>
Do I need to know code in order to participate? No, but coders are welcome to contribute their skills.
Does it cost money? No, this year’s event is free to participate.
What do I need to bring? A laptop, pen, and any other tech you think would be useful.
Can I leave the building? Yes, for a short time if you need to bring something back that helps.
Is there food provided? Yes, but feel free to bring your own snacks.
What if I don’t have a team? You are welcome to register as an a free agent/individual, and we will help connect you to a team.
How big are the teams? Teams can have a minimum of 2 people, and a maximum of 5 people.
How will prizes be awarded? Prizes/prize value will be divided equally amongst members of a winning team. Prizes may be received after the event.
Contact Craig Boman at email@example.com.
Information subject to change.Save
2017 Hackathon Photos
Students, faculty and staff gather in the Creator Space at ArtStreet for the Hack for Impact kickoff.
Judge Kevin Hallinan addresses the students as they prepare to start their challenges.
Judge Kevin Hallinan and his student consultants go table to table to assist individual teams in their efforts.
Students dive right in with a rapid prototyping session using Lego blocks.
Teams attempt to bridge the prototyping session to their own ideas.
In this prototyping session, teams foresee possible obstacles to their individual challenges.
Teams brainstorm sustainability solutions, applying what they’ve learned from the rapid prototyping session.
Event Leader Mike Puckett tests one group’s solution to the Mini Tech Hack Battle.
Participants use a “Makey Makey” to turn everyday objects, such as this bagel, into a controller for a video game.
Teams outline their strategic visioning plans.
With their finalized concepts, students give their business presentations to their peers and judges.
Winning team of the Social Impact Award for their project “Fridays for the Future” - Ashley Brown, Samantha Rennu, Smit Mistry
Winning team of the Technical Impact Award for their project “Situalis” - Evan Kurtz & Tyler Berkshire
Hack for Impact judges, facilitators, and student consultants gather together.
Group photo of all Hack for Impact student, faculty, and staff participants. Photos by Maddy McCabe.