Hesburgh Libraries Hackathon 2020

(part of a series)

Location: 231 Hesburgh Library

The Hesburgh Libraries Hackathon challenges teams of developers, graphic designers, subject specialists, and other creatives to reimagine solutions to everyday problems.

We provide food, resources, and technical assistance. You collaborate, create, and innovate to bring new solutions that help with this year’s theme: Bridging conversations. Building connections. Teams will develop ideas that leverage technology to encourage more conversations, particularly among individuals or groups with diverse perspectives. 

The Hackathon competition is open to all Notre Dame undergraduate students. 

Schedule Overview

Friday, 5:30pm – 7:00pm  |  Orientation/Sign-In (107 Hesburgh Library, Carey Auditorium)  

Friday, 7:00pm – Sunday, 1:00pm  |  Competition (231 Hesburgh Library)  

Sunday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm  |  Lightning Talks, Judging, Raffles, Awards (107 Hesburgh Library, Carey Auditorium)


During the event, students identify a challenge or need, design and build an innovative solution, and present their solution to a panel of judges. Teams showcase their projects in 4-minute lightning talks, with the top entries garnering awards.

  • 1st Place Team Prize – $3,000  
  • 2nd Place Team Prize – $2,000  
  • 3rd Place Team Prize – $1,000  
  • Honorable Mention(s) – $500
    • Up to 6 honorable mention prizes will be awarded

Visit the Hesburgh Libraries Hackathon website for more information.