Adventure awaits at HackIllinois – where every coder is a creator.
Win prizes. Join the Midwest's largest hackathon in person on February 23-25!
Register for HackIllinois, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's premier international collegiate hackathon, for a weekend of innovation, learning, and competition. Immerse yourself in a creative hub where coding meets ingenuity.
- Open to anyone over 18.
- Participants from all backgrounds and skill levels are welcome!
- From coding novices to seasoned developers, there's a place for you here.
- Embark on a 36-hour coding journey from Friday evening to Sunday morning.
- Collaborate, create, and compete in an environment that fosters learning and innovation.
- Compete for cash prizes across various categories!
- Winners will receive monetary rewards and recognition in this prestigious event.
Beyond project development, HackIllinois offers an array of fun activities:
- Gaming tournaments
- Crafting breaks
- Coding challenges
- Frequent snack times to keep your energy high.
This year, introducing HackIllinois Knights:
An exclusive, competitive path for those seeking an extra challenge. Aimed at experienced coders, this track provides a heightened hackathon experience with increased prize values, including a grand Knights prize of $2,000. Knights enjoy special privileges like networking opportunities with sponsors, a chance to present in a Shark Tank-style showcase, and access to exclusive events.
Application for Knights includes a coding challenge. Spots are limited!
While HackIllinois Knights cater to advanced coders, the standard HackIllinois path remains a welcoming space for all skill levels. All attendees can enjoy vibrant events, workshops, company Q&As, and the Company Expo. Our commitment to inclusivity and learning ensures a fulfilling experience for everyone.
Ready to code, create, and conquer? Register today for HackIllinois and choose your path. Whether as a budding coder or as a valiant Knight. Embark on this coding adventure and be a part of an event where creativity, code, and competition collide to create something extraordinary.