Hacks With Friends 2018

Hacks with Friends 2018

The 2018 Hacks with Friends was a fantastic event! More than 125 IT professionals from across Michigan IT gathered at the Ross School of Business to create 22 amazing hacks. The teams were diverse with skill sets from across the entire IT career spectrum, including developers, web designers, data analysts, user experience experts, and business analysts—just to name a few. Participants came from units across campus including HITS, ITS, Michigan Medicine, the University Library, LSA, Ross School of Business, Student Life, CAEN and the Office of Development. Each hack/project was built from scratch to completion during the two-day event, March 1–2, and presented for final judging on Friday afternoon.

Welcome by Dr. Andrew Rosenberg


2018 Hacks with Friends Group Photo

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And the Winner is…

Note: The audio and video are out of sync.

Pitch 2: MPressive Support (GETTING HELP: By a Push of a Button!)

HWF2018 Pitch 2 Team

  • Team members:
    • Greg Benn, ITS - Service Mgt
    • Will Burns, ITS - EIS Mobile/Web
    • Matthew Chess, ITS - Infrastructure
    • brian cors, ITS - Infrastructure
    • Brian Hobbs, ITS - Service Mgt
    • Steven Kolasa, ITS - Infrastructure
    • Jeff Kopmanis, ITS - MiWorkspace
    • John Simpkins, ITS - Infrastructure
    • Aaron Stark, ITS - eReasearch
    • Chris Stockbridge, LSA - Research Support
  • Theme: IT Operations (Improve quality or efficiency of existing IT processes)

Runners Up

Pitch 9 Incentivizing Spirometry - 2nd place

HWF2018 Pitch 9 Team

  • Team members:
    • Shawki Atassi, LSA CS (student)
    • Paul Bigler, DART, EAS-ITS
    • Michael Burns, Anesthesiology, MPOG
    • Mikele Garrett, Anesthesiology
    • Jay Jeong, Anesthesiology, MPOG
    • Tomas Medina, Anesthesiology, Office of Research
    • Luke Palnau, Office of University Development
    • Abbey Roelofs, LSA, IT
    • Anik Sinha, Anesthesiology, MPOG
    • Sheetal Sonar, DART, EAS- ITS
    • Nancy Waters, SPECS, Office of University Development
    • Amanda Wright, Health Information Technology Services
  • Theme: Healthcare and BioSciences

Pitch 18 Stroke Alert - 3rd place

HWF2018 Pitch 18 Team

  • Team members:
    • Ajitha Devarajan, Office of University Development
    • Charlene Eagle, ITS Strategy and Planning
    • Ben Ibach, HITS MiChart
    • Gloria Kim, Michigan Medicine
    • Ramya Kommareddi, Office of University Development
    • Dan McClenaghan, HITS Desktop Support
  • Theme: Healthcare and BioSciences

Pitch 22 Enterprise Apps (A library of Relationships: Capturing and Visualizing our Enterprise Applications) - 4th place

HWF2018 Pitch 22 Team

  • Team members:
    • Mandie Chapman, Information Quest
    • Jeff Jenkins, Information Quest
    • Amber Madden, Infrastructure System
    • Mark McManamay, Enterprise Application Systems
    • Chris Rowland, Information Quest
    • Michael Sheppard, Information Quest
    • Brandon Swickerath, Systems Support
    • Leticia Valdez, Information Quest
  • Theme: IT Operations (Improve quality or efficiency of existing IT processes)

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Our 2018 Hacks With Friends Judges

  • Andrew Rosenberg, M.D.
    • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology & Internal Medicine
    • Chief Information Officer for Michigan Medicine
    • Interim Vice President for IT, and CIO for University of Michigan
  • M.S Krishnan, PhD
    • Associate Dean for Executive Programs, Stephen M Ross School of Business
    • Accenture Professor of Computer and Information Systems
    • Professor of Technology and Operations
  • Stephen Stefanac, DDS.
    • Senior Associate Dean for the School of Dentistry

Hacks With Friends Planning Team

  • Kerry Flynn, Ross IT
  • Javan Thompson, HITS
  • Christopher Visel, Ross IT
  • Joel Iverson, ITS
  • Gretchen Kopmanis, LSA
  • Rodney Nelson, HITS
  • Mandie Chapman, ITS
  • Mark Personett, ITS
  • Dan Burgess, ITS
  • Tom Amerman, ITS
  • Thomas Murphy, ICPSR
  • Daniel Fessahazion, Emerging Technologies Group

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