HackIllinois is the primary hackathon at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. This year, it returns as the first Open Source Hackathon from February 24th-26th: hackillinois.org.

More information coming. 

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Attendees must be College students over the age of 18.


HackIllinois Judges

HackIllinois Judges

Judging Criteria

  • Impact
    We want attendees to work on projects that contribute back to the open source projects they are working with. A highly beneficial submission fills a gap in their project or addresses relevant documented issues.
  • Sustainability
    We are looking for projects that are well-built and organized for future contributions in the open source community. This includes proper coding style and documentation that thoroughly outlines what the group worked on and how others can add more.
  • Wizard
    Participants must have a solid understanding of the open source project that they have been working on to indicate their ability to continue working on the project or to guide others in contributing to the project.
  • "It" Factor
    There are certain hacks that just cause you to say “WOW.” It is up to the discretion of the judges to identify this intangible quality of a hack that just amazes people.