HACK2IMPACT - A Hackathon for Social Good
Friday, Feb 23, 6-10pm
Saturday, Feb 24, 8am-10pm
Sunday, Feb 25, 8am-4pm
DePaul Universitty, Northwestern University, University of Illinois, Chicago, and other Chicago-area school college students and alumni
On February 23-25, students and alumni of DePaul University, Northwestern University, and University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois Institute of Technology, and other Chicago-area schools are invited 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. Starting at 6pm on Friday evening and working 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.
For more information, contact
Jay Margalus: email@example.com
Theresa Boyle: firstname.lastname@example.org