2022 Hacks with Friends

Hacks with Friends 2022 - June 2-3, 2022

2022 Hybrid Hacks with Friends Event

The 2022 Hacks with Friends (HWF) took place as a hybrid event June 2 and 3, 2022 at Arbor Lakes. Our 2021 HWF event was one of the last events to take place in person prior to the pandemic so holding the 2022 event with an in person option was significant.

Fourteen teams collaborated in a hybrid format to create hacks for the competition. A public vote following a livestreamed presentation of the completed hacks narrowed the field to the top four teams who went on to face our 2022 judges in the finals. Each team presented their hack in a 10-minute presentation. Judges awarded the first, second, and third place team. The 2022 People’s Choice award went to the team with the most votes from the public voting earlier in the day. And the winners are:

The 2022 Hacks with Friends Judges Awards

  • 1st place - Pitch 16: Enhancing Student Success through Early Warning Alerts
  • 2nd place - Pitch 15: Ready, Set, Tech
  • 3rd place - Pitch 5: Why Am I Sad? A Data Driven Analysis Framework
  • 4th place - Pitch 4: Analysis of Unutilized Scholarship Funds

The 2022 Hacks with Friends People’s Choice Award

  • Pitch 16: Enhancing Student Success through Early Warning Alerts

View the complete 2022 HWF livestream

Please note: The livestream recording contains a gap of time between portions of the competition. An edited version of the complete livestream with video links to individual team 3-minute and 10 minute presentations will be available soon.

Our 2022 Hacks with Friends Judges

Carrie Shumaker, Chief Information Officer at UM-Dearborn
Nik Jackson, Director for Information Technology for the School of Public Health, UM-Ann Arbor
Andre Zoldan, Senior Director of Technology for the U-M Michigan Alumni Association

What is Hacks with Friends (HWF)?

Hacks with Friends is an annual hack event sponsored by the U-M office of the vice president for IT and CIO. All IT and technology professionals and advocates from across U-M are invited to break away from their everyday activities and have some fun in a friendly competition. This year’s event took place in a hybrid format with virtual participants collaborating with in person attendees meeting at Arbor Lakes on Thursday, June 2 and Friday, June 3. See the results of the 2021 event and look at past Hacks with Friends events to discover how the event has evolved over the years.

2022 Hacks with Friends Planning Team

Joseph Lubomirski - UM-Dearborn ITS (Co-Chair)
Kenny Moore - ITS (Co-Chair)
Anitra Wells - UM-Dearborn ITS
Joel Iverson - ITS
Kim Wooton - ITS
Kunal Bansal - ITS
Mrunmayi Kokardekar - ITS
Samy Ali-Khodja - College of Engineering
Rick Getchell - ITS
Chris Rowland - ITS
Kat Hanchon - ITS

Questions and More Information

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