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HackDuke: Code for Good
November 2-3 2019 | Durham, NC
Come Code for Good with us!
Day-of Info

What is HackDuke?

HackDuke is the nation's premier hackathon for tech and social good. We unite students that are passionate about changing the intention and narrative behind how technology is used today to create meaningful hacks in a 24-hour sprint. Come learn, come discuss, and come code for good!

Exploring the intersection between tech & social good

The core principle behind hacking for social good is collaboration, and HackDuke's project tracks provide an avenue to collaborate with each other, with initiatives at their university and with community organizations.

Collaboration not competition

HackDuke is not just about building meaningful projects. It's also an open forum to discuss, share and bring to life ideas that aim to make a positive impact on social issues. Look forward to working with experts from non-profits and coding alongside mentors from tech companies!

Giving back

HackDuke encourages students to venture beyond the classroom. Learn how your skills can be used to make a difference in other people's lives. Tracks enable members to collaborate while providing an alleyway to partnership with peers, local organizations, nonprofits and universities to continue working towards the cause.
Health & Wellness



Energy & Environment

Sat, 11/2
Sun, 11/3
9:00AM - 10:45AM
Schiciano Foyer
11:00AM - 12:15PM
Opening Ceremony
Page Auditorium
12:30PM - 1:00PM
Track Talks
Schiciano A - Education, Schiciano B - Health, Hudson 207 - Energy, Hudson 208 - Inequality, Hudson 201 - Nonprofits
1:00PM - 1:30PM
Team Formation Mixer
Track Talk Rooms
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Schiciano Foyer
Hacking Commences
2:00PM - 8:00PM
Hudson Hall, Various Rooms
3:00PM - 5:00PM
Harrington Quad
3:00PM - 7:00PM
Spikeball & Frisbee
Harrington Quad
6:00PM - 7:00PM
Mixer for Female-Identifying and Non-Binary Hackers with Houzz
Innovation Co-Lab
6:30PM - 8:00PM
Schiciano Foyer
7:30PM - 8:00PM
Pie an Organizer
CIEMAS 1st Floor
8:00PM - 9:00PM
MLH Minigame
CIEMAS 1st Floor
10:00PM - 10:45PM
Nerf War
Twinnie's 2nd Floor
11:00PM - 11:45PM
Spicy Noodle Challenge
Schiciano Foyer


Yes, but there's a little twist! The grand prizes are donations under your name to charities and causes! There will be grand prize winners for each track, novice prizes and many other company sponsored prizes as well.

When? Where?

HackDuke starts Saturday, November 2nd at 9:00 AM EST and ends on Sunday, November 3rd at 5:30 PM EST. It is hosted on Duke University's West Campus, in and around the Fitzpatrick Engineering Building, Durham, NC 27705.

Who can participate?

You can participate as long as you're a student (undergraduate or graduate) over 18 years old! If you're a new grad, we'd love to have you too.

I want to volunteer or mentor! How can I help?

To help with logistics day of, sign up to volunteer. If you're looking to mentor hackers with tech or track knowledge, email us! Both mentors and volunteers will get a special HackDuke T-shirt!

How can I become a sponsor?

Who can I work with?

Anyone, in a team of three to five! Get to know your fellow programmers better from your own and other schools! The only request that we have is that you make a new friend by talking to each other, our mentors and our experts!

Anything I should remember to bring?

Bring your laptop, chargers, ethernet cables (or use WiFi), toiletries/sleeping bags if you plan to stay the night, any Nerf gun arsenal you may have, as well as a spirit to Code for Good!

What can I make?

We welcome all software and hardware hacks that align to our tracks for impact. We will also have lab space for hardware hackers.


We will be sending two buses: one to UVA and VTech, and one to Georgia Tech, UNC and NC State. The max capacity of each bus is 60 people. Travel reimbursements will be taken on a case-by-case basis but carpoolers will be given priority. Learn more here and apply for reimbursements here.

Isn't Datathon on the same day?

Yes, but you can definitely participate in both and we encourage you to! Any projects done using Datathon's dataset can be submitted to our Energy & Environment track on Sunday.
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