Techweek is proud to host a 24-hour hackathon - join developers and hackers for an all-day frenzy of fun, camaraderie and coding. At the end, each team will have created an entirely new application that they will showcase to a panel of judges in the hopes of being crowned the winners!

Techweek Chicago Hackathon



 Saturday, June 20th: 

  • 12PM - 1PM Kickoff/Lunch - Arrive, Eat, Socialize, and Form Teams.
  • 1PM - 3PM Sponsor Hosted Workshops (Corvisa, Zebra Technologies, Raise, Insurance Auto Auctions,, .CO), open to the public
  • 3PM - Midnight - Hackathon (7PM - Dinner Provided)

Sunday, June 21st:

  • Midnight - 12PM - Hackathon (8AM - Breakfast Provided)
  • 12PM - Projects Must Be Submitted to ChallengePost no later than Noon on Sunday, June 21st. 

Friday, June 26th: 

  • 3PM - 4:30PM - Hackathon Teams Demo Projects on Stage at Techweek Conference.
  • 4:30PM - 5:00PM - Winners & Awards Announced. 
  • 5:00PM - 6:30PM - Happy Hour at BarTechweek Sponsored by Insurance Auto Auctions






Zebra Technologies


Insurance Auto Auctions


** Techweek invites all hackathon registrants to our Techweek Chicago events throughout the week. You will receive a registration code in the confirmation email from ChallengePost **

Information on Developer Tools and APIs:

Zebra Mpact Beacons




Teams can consist of one but no more than five.


  • What to create: functioning software application; demonstration video; screenshots
  • Platforms: iOS; Android; Mobile Web; Web; Mac Desktop; Windows Desktop

Hackathon Sponsors


$10,700 in prizes

1st Place

A cash prize of $5,000 will be given to the 1st place team.

2nd Place

Each member of the 2nd place team will receive a round trip plane ticket to anywhere in the continental United States.

3rd Place

5 Vip Passes to any future Techweek will be awarded to the team that comes in 3rd place.

Zebra Technology Prize

The team with the best use of Zebra Technology's platform will be awarded one DJI Phantom Aerial UAV Drone Quadcopter:

Corvisa Prize

The team with the best use of Corvisa's Summit Platform will be awarded $1000.

.CO Prize $500 Amex Gift Card

The top team on a .CO domain (TBD by the judges) will be awarded a $500 Amex Gift Card.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Tej Brar

Tej Brar
Senior Director of Development /

Martin Logan

Martin Logan
CIO / Guaranteed Rate

Milo Todorovich

Milo Todorovich
CTO / Raise

David Jelinek

David Jelinek
Founder & CEO / Creatix

Andy Abbott

Andy Abbott
Co-Founder & SVP Engineering / BookedOut

Judging Criteria

  • Are you solving a real problem in an interesting way?
    You are not required to explain how your app makes money, unless that is part of the problem you solve.
  • How well did you present?
  • How much progress did you make on your application?

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