Registration is Open for the 2017 Hesburgh Libraries Hackathon

Author: Tara O'Leary


Are you a developer, UX enthusiast, big-ideas person, or effective team leader? Register now for the 2017 Hesburgh Libraries Hackathon – a timed, competitive event where teams with diverse skills and talents create innovative digital solutions.

This year’s theme is Information Overload. Do you have creative ideas to deal with the 24/7 problem of information overload? Do you want to create innovative solutions that will have an impact on research, academic, or student life? Find a two to four-person team and register for the event.

“In this Hackathon, there is an emphasis on technological innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration. Students at every level with varied skills come together to surface problems and create real solutions,” said Library Information Technology Director, Mark Dehmlow. “It’s a fun and creative experience that empowers student learning and research here at Notre Dame.”

During the event, students identify a challenge or need caused by “Information Overload”; plan, design, and build an innovative solution; and document and present their solution to a panel of judges. Teams showcase their projects in 5-minute lightning talks, with the top entries garnering awards.


1st Place Team Prize – $1,000

Runner Up Team Prize – $500


The 2017 judges represent expertise from several areas across campus.

— Shreya Kumar, Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

— David Seidl, Senior Director for Campus Technology Services, Office of Information Technologies

— Aaron Striegel, Associate Chair, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

— Ruth Tillman, Digital Collections Librarian, Hesburgh Libraries


Learn more and register.

Download the 2017 Hackathon flyer.

Originally published by Tara O’Leary at on March 17, 2017.