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Georgetown Hackathon 2012

Designing the Future(s) of the University Initiative

Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 8:30 AM - Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 3:30 PM (EST)

Georgetown Hackathon 2012

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Type End Quantity
Student (Participant - Storyteller, Ideas Person, BizDev)
Students and alumni will form teams to design and build a tool, product or app that will transform Georgetown.
Ended Free  
Student (Participant - Designer)   more info Ended Free  
Student (Participant - Developer)   more info Ended Free  
Alumni (Participant - Storyteller, Ideas Person, BizDev)
Students and alumni will form teams to design and build a tool, product or app that will transform Georgetown.
Ended Free  
Alumni (Participant - Designer)
You have experience in front end development (HTML, Java etc.) and / or in graphic design / user experience design (create magical digital experiences).
Ended Free  
Alumni (Participant - Developer)
You have experience in native development (iOS / Android) and / or back-end development.
Ended Free  
Staff / Faculty (Collaborator)
Share your experiences! Advise teams on opportunity areas / their products and ideas.
Ended Free  
Mentor (Designer)   more info Ended Free  
Mentor (Developer)   more info Ended Free  

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Event Details


Georgetown Hackathon 2012
"Striving for the Magis (the more)"

100 students & alumni | 30 faculty & staff | 20 teams | 36 hours | $2,000

Hacking: "Taking something apart and rebuilding it to make it better or give it a new function"

The Challenge:
 Design an app, product, or service that will transform the University and enhance the way students live, learn, work, and play at Georgetown.

The Mission:
 To turn "data into information" and create a more social and mobile Georgetown.

Georgetown staff, faculty, and designers and engineers from innovative companies will participate as mentors for these 20 teams during the Georgetown Hackathon.

Teams will present 3 minute pitches on Sunday to a panel of Georgetown senior administrators as well as other leading industry thinkers. The winning teams will get to incubate their ideas directly at the University.

Hosts: The CIO's Office & University Information Services (UIS)

Collaborators: The President's Office | The Provost's Office | The COO's Office



November 17 (Saturday)



Georgetown h.Lab Doors Open



Opening / Introduction / Lightening Keynotes



Immersion Activity: Identification of Hacking Opportunity Areas



Team Formation



Team Hacking Begins



Lunch Served



Office Hours with Mentors (Optional)



h.Lab Doors Close






November 18 (Sunday)



h.Lab Doors Open, Team Hacking



Presentations Due / Lunch Served



Final Presentations



Judges Deliberation / Break



Winner Announcements



Recap / Celebration / Surprise




  • Robert Groves (Provost, Georgetown University)
  • Chris Augostini (Chief Operating Officer, Georgetown University) 
  • Lisa Davis (Chief Information Officer, Georgetown University)
  • Victor Reinoso (Senior Adviser to the President, Georgetown University -- former DC Deputy Mayor for Education)
  • Rohit Bhargava (Global Marketing Professor, Georgetown University -- former Senior Vice President of Global Strategy and Marketing, Ogilvy)
  • Emily Dalton Smith (Program Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)
  • Larry Irving (Principal, Irving Group -- former Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, U.S. Dept of Commerce)

Advisers & Collaborators

  • Trae Stephens (Forward Deployment Engineer, Palantir Technologies)
  • Arvind Gupta (Senior Design Leader, IDEO)
  • Dawn Taylor Gunderson (Managing Director, Teach for America)
  • Neal Gorevic (Strategy Director, Razorfish)
  • Anthony Buatti (Recruitment Director, Teach for America)
  • Andrew Yu (CEO, Modo Labs)
  • David Ambrose (Senior Director - Mobile & Social, Travelzoo)




 Hoya Hackers

Clara Gustafson | Michael Crouch | Alex Podkul | Brian Moran | Jack Appelbaum  James Li | Justin Mercer | Keaton Bedell | Swedian Lie | Tyler Sax | Mark Vather  Welles Robinson | Anupam Chakravarty | JJ Jiminez |  Michael Wang | Dan Mathis  James Niu | Ava Arroyo | Kevin Tian | Brady Fowler | Scott Stirrett | Jennifer Chiang Philip Wong | Sam Schneider | Joe Mcihattan| Andi Debellis | Neal Gorevic | Tom Zorc | Charlie Harrington | Brian Cain | Dave Ambrose | Adam Fernandez | Anne Marie Dinardo | Carrie Gladstone | Mark Anderson | Scott Anderson | Rob Mathis | Cristina Cardenal | Austin Imperato | Tim Huether

Have questions about Georgetown Hackathon 2012? Contact Designing the Future(s) of the University Initiative

When & Where

Fisher Colloquium (McDonough School of Business- Rafik B. Hariri Building)
3700 O St NW
Washington, DC 20007

Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 8:30 AM - Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 3:30 PM (EST)

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Designing the Future(s) of the University Initiative

Office of the President | Office of the Provost | h.innovation

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Georgetown Hackathon 2012
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