Hack IT

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We are inviting middle school and high school students to attend an amazing event to learn more about information technology. We are hosting our first hackathon, Hack I.T., and the theme is the “Internet of Things (IoT).” Want to learn about IoT and use your creativity to develop a new IT innovation? Attend our hackathon to learn more.

Curious what I.T. can do for you?

Join us for Hack I.T. in February 2018, and experience it yourself.



Welcome to Hack I.T.

This is a great opportunity for middle school and high school students to get exposed to building something new using technology tools. The Naveen Jindal School of Management at UT Dallas is a great supporter of STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — and home to a nationwide leading undergraduate program in Information Technology and Systems.

Experience what it takes to earn a degree in a technology field. Learn about technology and then apply it to create something innovative. Present your work to industry professionals, network with faculty and students. All this capsuled into two days. We look forward to seeing you.


Schedule for Friday, February 9, 2018
Time Item
4:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Check-In – JSOM Atrium
5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. Welcome and Orientation – JSOM Atrium
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. IoT Workshop – JSOM 2.801
7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Dinner – JSOM Atrium
7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. IoT Module – Computer Lab 1, JSOM 1.211
10 p.m. Check-Out – JSOM Atrium
Schedule for Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time Item
8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Check In and Breakfast – JSOM Atrium
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. IoT Building – Computer Lab 1, JSOM 1.211
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Grab-and-Go lunch in JSOM Atrium
3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Presentations and Judging – JSOM 1.212, JSOM 1.217
4:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Closing and Awards – Davidson Auditorium
5 p.m. Checkout – JSOM Atrium

Cost and Payment

The cost to attend the event is $45 for both days and includes meals. Please register for the event using the green “Register” button above and complete the required registration forms using the “Forms” tab.

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Did you know?

Nearly three-quarters of STEM workers have at least a college degree, compared to slightly more than one-third of non-STEM workers.


Instructions for completing the forms

  • Filling out forms is mandatory. Registration will not be complete without the return of forms. Download and complete the forms manually. You can either bring completed forms or scan them and email to itsacademy@utdallas.edu.
  • Please note there are forms labeled ADULT or MINOR. Only fill out appropriate form.

Arrival Information

On Friday, Drop off and pick up will be at the JSOM Atrium, Jindal School of Management.
On Saturday, Drop off and pick up will be at the Undergraduate Lounge, Jindal School of Management, JSOM 11.105.

You may park anywhere on campus, Lot M, Lot Q, and the Garage Parking Structure will be the most convenient.

Jindal School of Management
800 West Campbell Road, Richardson, TX

Printable Campus Map

JSOM Map/Parking Information

UT Dallas Parking Map

Check-in Location

JSOM Atrium


Registration is open!



  • How do I apply to attend?

    Register for the event by going to the Register Now tab.

  • Who is eligible to apply for the event?

    7th- though 12th-graders who are interested in the future of IT. Eligible students must meet the following criteria:

    • Be in 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th,11th or 12th grade at the beginning of the 2017 academic school year
    • Obtain parental/guardian consent for participation
    • Be able to provide their own reliable transportation to campus
  • What does it cost?

    The cost to attend the event is $45 for both days and includes meals.

  • How many spots are available?

    Due to limited seating, register now to ensure your spot at the event.

Meet your Instructors

Libni Wheeler

Libni Wheeler is an alumnus of the BS in Information Technology and Systems program at UTD. She is currently working at USAA as a Software Development Engineer.

Click here to learn more about Libni

Memories from February 2018