Join us at WeWork for the Techweek Chicago Hackathon

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

 

Schedule:

 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, Cars.com, .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

 

Sponsors:

Cars.com

ChallengePost

Corvisa

WeWork

Zebra Technologies

Raise

Insurance Auto Auctions

.CO

** 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

Corvisa

Facebook
Twitter
Yelp
Paypal
Square
Uber
Squarespace

View full rules

Eligibility

Teams can consist of one but no more than five.

Requirements

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

Judges

Tej Brar

Tej Brar
Senior Director of Development / cars.com

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?