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HackDuke is about

Collaboration, not competition
HackDuke is not just about building meaningful projects. It's also an open forum to discuss, share and bring to life ideas that aim to make a positive impact on social issues. Look forward to working with experts from non-profits and coding alongside mentors from tech companies!
Exploring the intersection between technology and social good
HackDuke welcomes anyone who has passion. If you don’t know how to code, fret not! We are open to people of all majors who are interested in how technology can be used to promote social change.
Giving back
HackDuke encourages students to venture beyond the classroom. Learn how your skills can be used to make a difference other people’s lives.
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When? Where?

HackDuke is on Saturday, March 29th to Sunday, March 30th. It is hosted on Duke University's West Campus, Gross Hall.

What is the application process like?

If you're a Duke student, fill out this form. If you're not a Duke student, fill out this form.

What can I make?

We welcome all software and hardware hacks that align to our tracks for impact. We will also have lab space for hardware hackers.

Anything I should remember to bring?

Bring your own ethernet cables (or you can just WiFi) and bring any Nerf gun arsenal you have!

How can I help? I want to volunteer!

If you're a Duke student and you want to help out day of, please fill out this form! You'll get a free hack kitty t-shirt. :D

How do I get in touch?

Contact us at [email protected].

What are the tracks of impact?

  • Education
  • Inequality
  • Health & Wellness

I don't know how to program, can I still attend?

Of course! HackDuke is for people who are interested in applying the power of technology to solve an issue in the world or create an impact. If you are an expert in one of the tracks, we would love to have you participate!

Besides, it wouldn't hurt to learn a little bit of programming :)

Who can I work with?

Anyone! Get to know your fellow programmers better from your own and other schools!

The only request that we have is that you make a new friend by talking to each other, our mentors and our experts!

Did someone say prizes?

Yes, but there's a little twist! The prizes are donations under your name to our local charities! Go here for more information.

Who can participate?

You can participate as long as you're a student (undergraduate or graduate)! If you're a new grad, we'd love to have you too.

If you want to be a mentor, see here!


Anyone from across the nation is welcome to come! We will be providing buses for certain universities.

For those who are not coming by a bus that we provide, a maximum of $200 will be reimbursed. We will be sending out the forms necessary for this reimbursement to expedite the process, so if you're coming, check your email!



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