Do you think virtual education could use an upgrade (or a MAJOR overhaul)? Register for HackThis 2020, a virtual week-long (Aug 7-15) hackathon focused on fixing virtual education. Presented by HackIllinois. Learn more & register.
What kind of projects can I work on?
We have two different project tracks! The first is the traditional hackathon style project, where you have a week to come up with a new solution related to improving virtual education/collaboration. The second is bring a project that you may have worked on previously, and work on fitting that project to the theme of education!
What if I don’t have that much programming experience?
People of all programming levels are welcome! You’ll have the chance to gain technical experience through workshops and work with mentors who can guide you with your project idea.
How do applications work?
There is no application! Just register using hackthis.hackillinois.org/register and we will send you more information about our event - everyone is accepted! Registration is open until the end of the event. In order to join our Discord server and submit a project, you will need to register! You must be 18+ to register.
Where can I go for more information?
Take a look at our website for more information about our event! If you have any further questions, feel free to reach out to us through our social media channels, or email us at email@example.com!
What do I need as a virtual hacker?
You won’t need much to get the most out of your HackThis experience. All it’ll take is:
- A Github account, to share and collaborate on your code with others.
- A Discord account to work and engage with teammates, mentors, and other attendees.
Why is HackThis a week long?
With an ambitious goal of solving wide-reaching problems in the area of virtual education, we believe that a longer hacking time of a week will help each project and group go through the full development cycle to create the most refined prototype—or complete product—as possible. An online event is also free of the time and space constraints of a physical event, meaning that we’re able to host and maintain a unique experience for all hackers throughout the week.
Can I work in a team? Alone?
Yes! HackThis allows teams of up to size 8. While teamwork is highly encouraged to ensure the most effective ideation and development over the span of the event, with a discord channel dedicated towards finding teammates, individual submissions are also allowed.