Register NOW for Hacks with Friends 2018

Hacks with Friends March 1-2, 2018

Register today for Hacks with Friends 2018—a fun-filled event where you have two days to break out of your confines, form a team, build a project (or hack) from scratch, and show it off in a competition! This “hackathon” is all about collaboration, making new connections, and exploring new technologies and ways of doing business or improve an existing service. The only limit is your imagination.

Hacks with Friends 2018 will take place March 1-2 at the Ross School of Business and is open to all U-M IT professionals. Developers, analysts, UX, service center specialists, designers, security specialists, trainers, desktop support, project manager, or whoever else you are… We want you to be a part of it!

Hacks with Friends is an evolution of an idea that began in 2013 with “MSIS Hack Day.” The energy created from having a hack event for campus IT professionals grew. In the spring of 2015 an expanded Hacks with Friends event was tested with participants from ITS, MCIT, MSIS, and the School of Dentistry. The success of that event paved the way to open the invitation to the entire Michigan IT community in 2016, 2017 and again this year. This year’s Hacks with Friends is sponsored by the U-M Office of the Vice President for IT and CIO and made possible by the efforts of volunteers from across the Michigan IT community.

Do you have an idea for a hack? Pitches for hacks can be submitted online the week of February 12. You will need to briefly describe the concept, create a short video, list out the skill sets you are looking for to be successful, and fit your pitch into one of the six 2018 Hack themes.

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Academic Innovation
  • Healthcare and BioSciences
  • Research
  • IT Operations (Improve quality or efficiency of existing IT processes)
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

Visit the Hacks with Friends page for specific information. If you would like contribute to making the event a success, please consider volunteering.