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PROMOTED EVENT: Hacks with Friends 2020

March 5, 2020 8:00 am - March 6, 2020 4:30 pm
Ross School of Business

Join in a spirited two-day hack event, sponsored by the U-M office of the vice president for IT and CIO, where you are encouraged to break out of your normal routine and have fun doing what you do best. Form a team, build a project (a.k.a. “hack”) from beginning to end and show it off in a fun, friendly competition. You never know—you might start something that could develop into a new technology that would benefit the entire university!

Do you have an idea for a hack? Do you, your department, your discipline, or the university have a problem that could be solved through technology? Can you see a solution to that problem that could benefit from the fresh input and perspective of a pool of highly skilled and creative technology professionals? Submit a pitch: February 10 – February 17

Hacks with Friends is open to any and all IT and technology professionals and advocates who work at U-M. It is a great opportunity to meet new people, build something new, and strengthen the Michigan IT community. Whoever you are… Whatever your passion… brainstormers, visionaries, developers, project managers, analysts, UX designers, service center specialists, security specialists, trainers, desktop support, designers, or cheerleaders… We want you to be a part of it!

HWF Day 1: Thursday, March 5

  • 8 a.m.  •  Check-in and light breakfast
  • 9 a.m.  •  Welcome and opening remarks; Teams form; and Hacks begin
  • Noon  •  Lunch
  • 1 p.m.  •  Hacks continue
  • 5 p.m  •  Official end of Day 1

HWF Day 2: Friday, March 6

  • 8 a.m.  •  Regroup; Announcements; Hacks continue
  • 11:30 a.m.  •  Lunch
  • 12:30 p.m.  •  3-minute presentations and voting
  • 2:30 p.m.  •  Final presentations and judging
  • 3:30 p.m.  •  Awards presentation
  • 4:30 p.m.  •  “After event networking” (location TBD)

Questions and more information

Send questions, ideas, and feedback to hackswithfriends@umich.edu

The planning committee would appreciate your help promoting the Hacks with Friends. Download our PDF flyer and post it in common areas in your department. Encourage your colleagues to register.