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Hack Dibner

A technology and design competition


All deliverables must be submitted to on or before the deadlines listed below

Unless otherwise specified, all Hack Dibner events and workshops take place in Dibner Library, 4th floor, room LC433.  If your team has a conflict and cannot attend an event or workshop, please email and the Hack Dibner mentors will work with you to schedule a make-up session.

Important Dates:

  • Friday, September 9                              –   Kickoff Event
  • Wednesday, September 21                   –   Initial concept due
  • Monday, November 7                            –   Draft written proposals due
  • Monday, November 21                          –   Final written proposals due
  • Friday, December 2                               –   Hack Dibner Final Competition (pitches to judges)


Workshop and Check-in Dates (on Zoom):

  • Friday, September 30                            –   Getting Started with Hack Dibner: Ideation, Project Management, Resources
  • Friday, October 7                                   –   Research methods and literature review        
  • Week of October 17                              –   Mid-semester check-in 
  • Monday, November 21                          –   Pitching & Presenting your Idea
  • Week of November 28                          –   Practicing your Pitch 



Grand Prize - $500

Runner up Prize - $250

Prizes will be split equally among all members of the team.  Prizes are subject to the terms and conditions of the contest.

Additional Incentives

  • Winning teams will be profiled on the Tandon website and in the NYU Libraries website.  These are great resume-boosters!
  • Meet faculty and learn about current research on campus
  • Practice developing and pitching a solution to a real world problem
  • Your Hack Dibner proposal might serve as the basis of your future capstone, thesis, or patent!