Analytics for Good Hackathon
Join the Fun & Join the Cause
The first-ever Analytics for Good Hackathon will bring the Carlson School analytics community together in a high-energy event to help a mission-driven community organization.
All Carlson students are welcome to join in the competition. Participating teams will have two days to crunch the data and devise a solution to our partner organization's business problem. This is an opportunity to apply your business-thinking and analytics skills to a real-life problem. It's experiential learning for students designed to help people and communities prosper.
May 9-10, 2022
Monday & Tuesday
Carlson School of Management Atrium
Register a Team
All Carlson School Students are welcome to participate. Teams should consist of 4-5 students. Interdisciplinary teams are encouraged.
For details on participating, view this information session recording.
The deadline for registering a team is Monday, April 25, 2022.
Volunteer as a Mentor or Judge
Analytics professionals and Carlson alumni can get involved too. Sign up to mentor students, or to serve as a judge.
*subject to change
Introductions & Orientation
10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
After checking in for the event in the Carlson School atrium, participants will learn basic information about the event format, timing, and rules.
Kick-off with Partner Organization
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Teams meet representatives from the client partner organization (a non-profit, community group, foundation, or other mission-driven organization). Clients will provide some background on the organization and discuss project goals and challenges.
Lunch & Learn Session
11:30 a.m. onward
Industry and alumni mentors will offer some initial ideas on on the problem, where teams can start, what to try, etc.
Teams begin working. We'll keep the coffee flowing!
End of Day 1 Meetup
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Meetup with project mentors to discuss progress and ask for advice.
Hack continues overnight at home.
Grab and go.
Final 4 hours
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Teams complete and submit video presentations and other deliverables.
Hack closes at 12 Noon
Lunch & Learn
Time to discuss learnings and insights. Networking.
Presentations & Awards
3.30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Hack ends with finalists presentations and awards.
Organizers of the 2022 hackathon include current analytics students, with the support of the Analytics for Good Institute.
Sponsored by the Analytics for Good Institute, the hackathon aims to harnesses the power of data and use it to boost the positive impact of the chosen community partner.