University of Notre Dame
April 12 - 14

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Welcome to the University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Libraries Hackathon, where teams of developers, graphic designers, subject specialists, and strategists come together to reimagine solutions to everyday problems related to this year’s theme: Unity in Diversity for an Inclusive Tomorrow.

This competition offers cash awards and is open to all Notre Dame undergraduate students. Register today!

2024 Winners

First Place - $3,000


VoxMe helps people struggling with voice identity by providing training through tracking and understanding a variety of voice metrics.

Mathew Mjaess, College of Arts & Letters, Economics
Andrew Vittiglio, College of Arts & Letters, Economics, Computer Science

Second Place - $2,000


A11yVate makes campus more accessible and inclusive to everyone by serving as a crowdsourcing information space.

Meng Chen, College of Engineering, Computer Science
Leyang Li, College of Engineering, Computer Science
Renee Shi, College of Arts & Letters, Computer Science, Political Science
Danny Tong, College of Engineering, Computer Science

Third Place - $1,000

Survive the Semester

A VR game, Survive the Semester, fosters understanding of lower-income students by immersing players in lived experiences.

Amy Do, College of Arts & Letters, Visual Communication Design
Eva Gorzkiewicz, College of Engineering, Computer Science
Julia Kim, Mendoza College of Business, Finance

Honorable Mention - $500

Team Equality Explorer

Equality Explorer helps users examine their biases and maximize their impact through daily opportunities to connect with their community.

John Battaglia, College of Engineering, Computer Science
Anthony Flanagan, College of Engineering, Computer Science
Aidan O’Connor, College of Engineering, Electrical Engineering
Thomas Oblepias, College of Engineering, Computer Science

Honorable Mention - $500


MixStir aims to enhance global culinary exploration and cultural connectivity with daily recipe challenges, interactive cooking guides, and social features.

Jeremy Arellano, College of Engineering, Computer Science
Deep Brahmbhatt, College of Engineering, Computer Science
Gabriel Sheikh, College of Engineering, Computer Science

When & Where

April 12 – 14 at Hesburgh Library

April 12 6:00pm – 7:00pm: Orientation & Pizza

Noon: Team Roster & Project Summary Due
6:00pm: Dinner

Noon: Lunch, Presentation Files Due
1:00pm: Lightning Talks, Judging, Raffles, Awards

See the full schedule.

Team Awards

1st Place – $3000

2nd Place – $2000

3rd Place – $1000

Honorable Mention – $500

Read the judging criteria.

Themes & Teams

The 2024 theme is Unity in Diversity for an Inclusive Tomorrow.

Teams can have 2 to 4 people.

Form your team in advance or meet up through our #find-a-team Slack channel.

Learn more about finding and registering your team.


Space is limited. Register today!

2024 Judges

Karla Badillo-Urquiola

Karla Badillo-Urquiola

Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor,
Computer Science and Engineering


Ashlee Bird<

Ashlee Bird

Assistant Professor,
American Studies


Danielle' McGhee

Danielle' McGhee

Web and Digital User Experience Librarian,
Hesburgh Libraries


Amanda Gray Perry

Amanda Gray Perry

Web and Digital User Experience Librarian,
Hesburgh Libraries


Erik Runyon

Erik Runyon

Technical Director,
Notre Dame Creative


Judging Criteria

Hesburgh Libraries Hackathon Code of Conduct

Social Practices

In keeping with the codes of conduct set forth in du Lac: A Guide to Student Life, our Hackathon is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, previous hackathon attendance or computing experience. We do not tolerate harassment of hackathon participants in any form.

In order to foster a positive and professional learning environment we encourage the following kinds of behaviors:

  • Use welcoming and inclusive language
  • Be respectful of different viewpoints and experiences
  • Gracefully accept constructive criticism
  • Focus on what is best for all of us in the community
  • Show courtesy and respect towards other community members


All participants understand that the Hesburgh Libraries Hackathon may be photographed, videotaped, and or recorded by the Hesburgh Libraries, and grant the Hesburgh Libraries the right to use or refrain from using their name and/or likeness without their approval or compensation. Photography by participants is encouraged, but other participants must be given a reasonable chance to opt-out from being photographed. If they object to the taking of their photograph, comply with their request. It is inappropriate to take photographs in contexts where people have a reasonable expectation of privacy.

Inappropriate Behavior

If you witness or experience any transgressions of this Code of Conduct at the Hackathon, please tell a member of the Hackathon staff immediately, or email


The competition is open to Notre Dame undergraduate students. Teams may have as few as 2 but no more than 4 members who bring unique talents to help shape the vision and navigate through the phases of project work.

You'll work with your team to:

  • Identify a problem or need
  • Imagine and plan an innovative project
  • Design and build that project
  • Present the project in a lightning talk


Great! Each team member should register individually and indicate on the registration form that they already have a team. Be sure to note any individual accommodation and/or dietary needs in the online registration form.


When you register, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the Hackathon Slack workspace. Use the #find-a-team channel to post a brief bio and connect with potential teammates. If you are not able to find a team this year, we invite you to participate in a future event!


We are dedicated to providing a fun and harassment-free experience for everyone. Learn more from our Code of Conduct.


Participants must register online before 6:00pm on Friday, April 12.