Hack Chicago was a great way for me to compete to create a project that I loved in a high-energy environment. With the resources we needed and plenty of mentors to assist us, it has been a blast! I hope to return next year. I plan on using my scholarship to obtain the resources I need for my future projects.

—— Dev Singh

Winner, Hack Chicago Scholarship

Our People

Hack Chicago is organized by...

Sean K.

Head of Logistics

Megan C.

Head of Finance

Mingjie J.

Head of Marketing

Zane D.

Head of Technology

With help from amazing mentors, volunteers, and chaperones like...

Eric F. Jiayi H. Michael P. Ken W. Victor T.
Ava S. Lachlan C. Ben B. Ervin C. Sridar P.
Mi S. Ping C. Nick G. Chris Z. Yev B.

And you, our attendee.

Thanks for everything at Hack Chicago this year. We'll see you again in the future!

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Bigger & Better

Last year, we hosted Chicago Hacks, Chicago’s largest high school hackathon. With over 130 attendees and 30+ projects presented, it would be an understatement to call that just a success. This year, we’re ramping it up a notch. Not only will we have more attendees, but we’ll have more workshops, events, and prizes.

See what happened last year »
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Photo by Stan Golovchuk @ Chicago Hacks

So much fun

We’re committed to making Hack Chicago the best hackathon you’ve ever attended. By partnering with Hack Club, a network of high school coding clubs, we can provide the best possible experience. We’ll have coding workshops for people who have never written a line of code before, as well as ones for those with years of experience. Plus, fun surprises, and of course, hacking galore.

What is Hack Club? »
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Photo by Janet Fang @ Los Altos Hacks

You are welcome here

Everyone is welcome. We aim to create a safe space for all, free of harassment and discrimination. Therefore, we take violations of our event code of conduct and Hack Club code of conduct very seriously. To report something, please email us at [email protected].

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Photo by Janet Fang @ Los Altos Hacks

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Working together to bring you the best high school hackathon in the nation!

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Meet the coolest people

Have your projects judged by these awesome people from the tech industry!

Our Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring? Read our prospectus to learn more about sponsorship!

Special thanks to Liz and Eric Lefkofsky for making this event possible!

With additional support from: