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March 4th - 5th

virtually on discord/zoom
 nc state university




Get inspired by the latest technological advancements


Incorporating new ideas and discoveries into your work can be exciting and rewarding. Maybe you design solar powered coffee makers or a new heat insulating glass for your home. Whatever the solution, innovation is at the center!


Social Impact

Make the world a better place for someone else


Tackle inequalities in gender, education, health, and more! You might design a website for education tailored towards students with color blindness. Make an easy to navigate digital map of health resources in cities. There are so many ways you can make a difference so get to it!



Set us on a better path towards sustainability.


Build a mobile app that identifies local farmers markets in your area or create a tool that recommends sustainable fashion brands personalized for your taste. Get creative with how you can help us reduce our environmental footprint in our day to day lives!



Best in
social impact

1 winning team*
Mini Projector
Best in innovation***
1 winning team*
Polaroid Camera
Best in sustainability
1 winning team*
Amazon echo dot
Best first-timer hack
1 winning team**
JBL speaker
Workshop Raffle
2 winners
Apple Watch

*Up to 4 prizes will be awarded to each winning team

**All team members must be attending their first hackathon

***This will be awarded to the team with a creative, outside of the box project design. Completion will not be considered. This prize will be assessed solely on the delivery and explanation of your teams design and projected project execution.



Event Times Displayed in EST 


Time                     Event 1                                                   
Event 1

Intro, Keynote, Q&A

Team time & brainstorming

Intro to Github

Web Dev Workshop (React)


Game Development

UX/UI Design

Hacker to Full-Timer: A guide on finding your unique path in the field of software


9:00 - 9:45 AM

9:45 - 11:00 AM

11:00 - 11:30 AM

11:45- 12:30 PM

12:30 - 1:00 PM

1:15 - 2:00 PM

2:15 - 3:00 PM

3:15 - 4:00 PM


10:00 - 10:30 AM

10:30 - 2:30 PM

3:00 pm

3:00 - 5:00 PM

5:30 PM

Event 1

How to Film and Submit

Team time

Project Submission due


Winner Announcements

Time                     Event 1
Keynote speaker: Shreeya Dhakal

Shreeya is passionate about improving language technologies and increasing Nepali participation in tech. Currently she is working as an Applied Scientist at AWS AI Labs, where she is working on R&D for Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR). She is also the Founder and a co-Advisor of Nepali Women+ in Community, a global network of Nepali women and under-represented individuals in tech. As a Co-Advisor she looks over the overall operations of the community. She graduated with a Masters in Computer Science from North Carolina State University in 2019




What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is a weekend of code where students can come together in a supportive, fast-paced environment to create innovative and meaningful projects.

In this weekend-long event, you will have access to workshops, mentors, and industry professionals to support you and your team throughout the event!

Will DiamondHacks be online or in-person?

DiamondHacks '23 will be completely virtual. See the Schedule section of the website to read more about the schedule and hosting platforms.

Who can participate?

DiamondHacks is open to any university or high school student, regardless of gender, age, or experience.

How much prior coding experience is expected of participants?

None, we welcome beginners! This is a great opportunity to learn about coding and start practicing. There will be intro workshops and mentors available to help those with little experience.

Will there be prizes?

Yes! Multiple prizes will be awarded, and there will even be a special category for beginners. Check out the Prizes section above to see what your team could win!

What if I don't have an idea?

There will be time at the beginning of the event for brainstorming. We'll have mentors around to help think of ideas as well. We encourage you to create a project based on one of our three Categories: Social Impact, Innovation, and Sustainability.  Check out DevPost for ideas!

How many people are allowed per team?

There is no maximum or minimum team size. However, we have a maximum of 4 prizes to award to each winning team. If your team is fewer than 4 people, you will only receive the number of prizes equal to the people on your team. If your team is greater than 4 people, you will receive only 4 prizes to share amongst your team. 

What if I don't have a team?

No worries! We'll have time for networking and team forming leading up to the event in the Discord. You can find people with similar interests to work with and build something awesome.

How much does it cost?

DiamondHacks is completely free for all participants. Thanks to our generous sponsors, we will even provide prizes to participants.



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