The Idea Realization Lab will be hosting a Jeopardy game January 26th in preparation for Hack2Impact, a DePaul and Northwestern BuildAThon to collaborate on better solutions for our community.
Stop by the IRL, 14 East Jackson room 310, from 5-7pm on January 26th, to test your knowledge in categories like Memes, Music, and Movies! Get first pick at the team you will be competing with, and win a bundle pack of materials to aid your problem solving.
After awards have been distributed, we will reveal the sponsoring companies AND prize pool of Hack2Impact. See you there!
What is Hack2Impact?
Over the last weekend in February, students and alumni of several Chicago-area schools will come together and form teams of diverse talents, from developers and engineers, to designers and business students. Assisted by the Chicago Community Trust and DePaul?s Office of Mission and Values, area professionals will each present issues facing the Chicago community. Over the weekend, professionals will mentor their team to develop a prototype or other solution to address the need. The hackathon will conclude on Sunday with each team presenting their creation, judged by representatives from the community partners. Winners will receive money and work space at the Idea Realization Lab to continue their project.
Participants will gain a broader understanding of real-world problems and how they can address them, as well as developing skills through the hands-on practice of working as a team to create a solution that can benefit their community.