CREATE and our partners hold a few hackfests/hackathons each year. These events are intended to be fun, challenging, and accessible opportunities to generate new research ideas, pursue solutions to accessibility problems, work with mentors and peers, and gain new skills.

Upcoming hackfests

Stay tuned for information on CREATE’s Spring 2024 hackfest.


  • CREATE AI+Accessibility Hackfest - Winter '24

    March 6, 2024 - post-event update In March 2024, CREATE gathered with industry and community partners for a hackfest to explore and invent the future of AI and Accessibility. The event featured invited speakers Heather Nolis, Ian Stenseng, and Shaun Kane and exciting workshops on building custom GPT and creating accessible Jupyter notebooks. See the full…

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  • Accessible & Inclusive Textiles Hackfest

    July 15, 2022 In July 2022, CREATE hosted a hackfest for anyone interested in exploring, generating, and working with a variety of textile artifacts that center access and inclusion. From knitting patterns that can be automatically modified to address specific access needs, to auxetic harnesses that can comfortably hold a child in a ride on…

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