HackIllinois is the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's premier collegiate hackathon.
Join us in-person from February 23rd to February 25th at the Siebel Center for Computer Science! Participants can work individually or in teams to submit projects to a specific track for a chance to win prizes.
What is a Hackathon?
A hackathon is a collaborative event where teams utilize their skills to create projects that solve problems or identify new opportunities! They typically run for a short and continuous period of time. For HackIllinois, all meals will be provided.
Who can participate?
Anyone 18 years of age and over may participate!
How long does the hackathon last?
HackIllinois runs for 36 hours total, from Friday evening to Sunday morning.
Are there any prizes or incentives?
Yes! Cash prizes will be offered for winning teams in several different categories, including our brand new path HackIllinois Knights. Additionally, there are various mini-games and events that offer plenty of opportunities to win prizes!
What should I do if I need help on my project?
Both in-person and virtual mentors will be available to assist teams. Mentors are recruited from companies across the country and in many technical specialties.
What resources or tools will be provided to attendees?
We provide technical workshops, mentors, a GitHub student developer pack, and more! Additional resources will be provided as sponsor/event details are finalized.