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Hack Dibner

A technology and design competition that is offered at NYU's Dibner Library on a yearly basis.

Timeline

All deliverables must be submitted to dibner.contest@nyu.edu 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 dibner.contest@nyu.edu and the Hack Dibner mentors will work with you to schedule a make-up session.

Important Dates:

  • Friday, September 15: Kickoff Event
  • Friday, September 22: Initial concept due
  • Monday, November 6: Draft written proposals due
  • Monday, November 20: Final written proposals due
  • Friday, December 1: Hack Dibner Final Competition (pitches to judges)

Workshop and Check-in Dates (on Zoom):

  • Friday, September 29: Getting Started with Hack Dibner: Ideation, Project Management, Resources
  • Friday, October 6: Measuring and Evaluating User Experience      
  • Friday, October 13: Making a Case for Impact and Feasibility
  • Week of October 16: Mid-semester check-in with Mentors
  • Friday, November 17: Pitching & Presenting your Idea
  • Week of November 27: Practicing your Pitch with Mentors

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!