Analytics for Good Hackathon

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.

The winning team will receive a cash prize of $1,000.


May 9-10, 2022

Monday & Tuesday

Carlson School of Management Atrium

MSBA student team

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.

Meet Emerging Analytics Talent

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.

Veronika Torapp

Become a Client

We're seeking mission-driven organizations with data and a business problem to become the clients and beneficiaries of this event.

Event Schedule

*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.


Hack Begins!

12:00 p.m.

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.


Pizza Dinner

7:00 p.m.


Hack Continues

Hack continues overnight at home.


Breakfast Mixer

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.

Organizing Team

Organizers of the 2022 hackathon include current analytics students, with the support of the Analytics for Good Institute.

Please email event questions to

Gayathri Ramanathan MSBA '22
Gayathri Ramanathan
Sridhar Iyer MSBA '22
Sridhar Iyer
Brandon Seokwoo Park MSBA '22
Brandon Seokwoo Park
Eeshita Kumar MSBA '22
Eeshita Kumar
Garett Carlblom MSBA '22
Garett Carlblom
Yu-Chun (Robin) Peng MSBA '22
Yu-Chun (Robin) Peng
Pranitha Peddi MSBA '22
Pranitha Peddi