Hacks with Friends 2020


Thursday, March 5, 2020 - Friday, March 6, 2020


8:00am - 4:30pm


Ross Business School


Register today to participate in Hacks with Friends (HWF) – a fun-filled event where you have two days to break out of your normal routine, form a team, build a project (or hack) from scratch, and show it off in a competition.

Sponsored by the U-M Office of the Vice President for IT and CIO, Hacks with Friends is open to any and all IT and technology professionals and advocates who work at the university, regardless of role. Project managers, analysts, developers, UX designers, documentation specialists, designers, security specialists, trainers, desktop support specialists, cheerleaders or whoever else you are… We invite you to be a part of this “hackathon.” Pick up new skills, make new connections, and explore new technologies and innovative ways of providing IT services.

Schedule overview

Submit Your Pitch: 8 a.m., Monday, February 10 – Noon, Monday, February 17 (online)
HWF Day 1 – Kick Off: Thursday, March 5; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
HWF Day 2 – Judging and Awards: Friday, March 6; 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Look for full details, including location and tips for pitches, on the Hacks with Friends page on the VP-IT and CIO website.

Hacks with Friends will require a two-day commitment. Please check with your manager that workload and schedule allow your participation.

If you have any questions or would like to contribute to making Hacks with Friends a success, please email hackswithfriends@umich.edu.

We’re looking forward to a fun and exciting event!

Hacks with Friends Planning Committee

Accommodations: Please let us know how we can ensure that this event is inclusive to you or if any accommodations or access needs will be required. If any accommodation or access needs will be required either day, please reach out to hackswithfriends@umich.edu by February 20. Thank you.