HACK2IMPACT - A Hackathon for Social Good

HACK2IMPACT - A Hackathon for Social Good

When:
Friday, Feb 23, 6-10pm
Saturday, Feb 24, 8am-10pm
Sunday, Feb 25, 8am-4pm

Who: 
DePaul Universitty, Northwestern University, University of Illinois, Chicago, and other Chicago-area school college students and alumni

What:
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.

Why:
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.

Cost:
Free!

For more information, contact
Jay Margalus: jmargal@cdm.depaul.edu
Theresa Boyle: tboyle2@depaul.edu

Sunday, February 25 at 8:00am to 4:00pm

Richard M. and Maggie C. Daley Building, 310 - Idea Realization Lab
14 E Jackson Blvd

Event Type

Workshops & Conferences

Departments

College of Computing and Digital Media

Website

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hack2imp...

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