Hack Chicago 2018 is the Midwest's largest high school hackathon, bringing together 300 of the Midwest's most talented and driven high school students for 24+ hours of coding, swag, and fun!
Last year, we hosted Chicago Hacks, Chicago’s largest high school hackathon. With over 130 attendees and 30+ projects presented, it would be an understatement to call that just a success. This year, we’re ramping it up a notch. Not only will we have more attendees, but we’ll have more workshops, events, and prizes.
We’re committed to making Hack Chicago the best hackathon you’ve ever attended. By partnering with Hack Club, a network of high school coding clubs, we can provide the best possible experience. We’ll have coding workshops for people who have never written a line of code before, as well as ones for those with years of experience. Plus, fun surprises, and of course, hacking galore.
Everyone is welcome. We aim to create a safe space for all, free of harassment and discrimination. Therefore, we take violations of our event code of conduct and Hack Club code of conduct very seriously. To report something, please email us at email@example.com.
Saturday, July 21
|11:00 AM||Registration Opens|
|12:00 PM||Opening Ceremony|
|1:00 PM||Hacking Begins|
|1:30 PM||Workshop: Intro to HTML/CSS|
Sunday, July 22
|12:00 AM||Midnight Snack|
|1:00 PM||Hacking Ends - Submissions Due to Devpost|
|3:15 PM||Closing Ceremony|
|4:00 PM||Event Ends|
- Entering or just graduated from high school (incoming 9th graders through graduated seniors from the class of 2018)
- Any high school, state, or country is invited
- Up to 5 people, though select prizes require less
$9,185 in prizes
Most Likely To Succeed | Best Startup
- Lunch/Video call with Zach Latta, Thiel Fellow and Forbes Top 30 Under 30, and all of Hack Club HQ
- BoseBuild headphones
Most Likely To Save The World | Greatest Social Impact
- Lunch with Neal Sales-Griffin, CEO of CodeNow (a Y Combinator-backed non-profit)
- BoseBuild headphones
Eye Candy | Best UI
- Sketch license
- Balsamiq license
- Roku Streaming Sticks
Most Likely To Sell Literally Everything | Best Presentation
- BoseBuild speaker
Coolest Kid On The Block | Most Popular
- Cards Against Humanity Basic, Green, College, and Science packs
Virtu-code-so | Best Beginners
This is for groups that are at least 50% new to coding.
- Something cool!
Groovy Gamer | Best Game
- Lunch with Trinket Studios
- Tour of War Gaming
- Tour of Jackbox
- BoseBuild headphones (winner) and BoseBuild speakers (runner-up)
Most Outta This World | Best Use of NVIDIA Technology in a 3D or VR Game
- NVIDIA GeForce 1060
"Repl" it up with Repl.it | Best Repl.it Hack
- Repl.it "Hacker" plan, year-long subscription
Machinery Masterminds | Best Hardware Hack
- NVIDIA TX2 Developer Kits
Domain Game | Best .TECH Hack
$250 Amazon Gift Voucher
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Co-founder, Cards Against Humanity
Web Developer, Robbin & Co.
U.S Digital Field Marketing Supervisor, McDonald's
Digital Optimization Supervisor, McDonald's
Business Optimization Supervisor, McDonald's