Founder/CEO, David Jelinek will be judging Chicago's Techweek 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! Winners have over 10k in prizes waiting for them!

I would like to encourage all of those are are interested to definitely participate!
Register for this Hackathon - Submissions open June 20

Your team and app will be judged based on 3 criteria:
1) Are you solving a real problem in an interesting way?
2) How well did you present?
3) How much progress did you make on your application?

You are not required to explain how your app makes money, unless that is part of the problem you solve. If you build using a sponsor’s technology then you are also eligible for the sponsor prize! Hackathon projects can be any type of design / technology project.


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

About Techweek
Techweek hosts a 7-day series of events with a 2-day technology conference and expo to bring together a mixture of entrepreneurs, visionaries, and thought leaders. This weeklong celebration of technology and innovation brings the local community together and we then shine a large global spotlight on the exciting developments in that community.