Eat; Hack; Chicago;

DemonHacks is hungry and ready to boom with exciting innovation. In just 26 hours, students will be able to showcase their talents to a group of judges, expand their tech skills, and hear about opportunities through different companies! Not only are we located in the heart of Chicago, we also have the best Chicago meals ready for you. Bring your empty stomachs to be filled with great experiences and, of course, Chicago pizza.

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Prizes

$2,698 in prizes

Best use of Algolia

Use Algolia's search API in your project. Each winning team member will receive a Casio Calculator Watch.

Best use of Authorize.Net

Use Authorize.Net’s payment solutions (API, SDK, etc.) in your project. Each winning team member will receive an L20 Gaming Headset.

Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

Register a domain using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit.

Best use of Google Cloud Platform

Use Google Cloud Platform in your hack. Find a full list of GCP products & services at https://cloud.google.com/products. Each winning team member will receive a Google Home Mini, max 4 per team.

JPMorgan Sponsorship Prize

Winning team will receive Bose SoundLink Wireless Headphones for each team member!

1st Place

MLH will provide shiny medals, and $100 Amazon gift card per person! Judged on creativity and technical abilities.

2nd Place

MLH will provide shiny medals, $50 gift card per person! Judged on creativity and technical abilities.

3rd Place

MLH will provide shiny medals, $25 gift card per person! Judged on creativity and technical abilities.

Food Hack

Winning team will receive $50 Amazon gift card per person! Any hacks incorporating food qualify!

Best use of Clarifai’s API Weekly Challenge

Snap Kit Weekly Challenge

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Collegiate students 18 and up, or those who have graduated within the last 12 months.

Teams of 1-4.

Requirements

You must completely fill out and submit a devpost project before October 21st at 1:30pm to be considered for any prizes.

How to enter

Please register on the demonhacks.com website to attend and to learn more about our Hackathon.

Judges

Robert Giron

Robert Giron
Data Engineer at Discover Financial Services

Sammy Gorbett

Sammy Gorbett
Technical Recruiter/Brooksource

Marisa Gomez

Marisa Gomez
MLH Rep

Winston Ballard

Winston Ballard
JPMC

Collin Peterson

Collin Peterson
JPMC

Kevin Clauson

Kevin Clauson
JPMC

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity of Idea
  • Technical Accomplishments