Come build with us.
WildHacks is Chicago's largest intercollegiate hackathon that runs for 36 hours.
$5,000 in prizes
WildHacks 2016 1st Place Prize
WildHacks 2016 2nd Place Prize
WildHacks 2016 3rd Place Prize
Trustwave - Best alternative multi-factor authentication mechanism (2)
(4x) Sonos Play-1 Compact Wireless Smart Speakers for Streaming Music
Come up with a new and unique way to help authenticate users. Avoid variations on common techniques like TOTP, tokens, or certificates.
Tanvas - Most innovative use of Tanvas Touch in a digital experience
Remote drone with HD camera and early access to Tanvas developer kit
JP Morgan Chase & Co - Best Social Good Hack
4x Bose SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless Headphones
Twilio - Best use of Twilio API
(4x) Amazon Echo Dots
IMC Financial Markets - Best use of Data Visualisation
Prize - (4x) Apple watches
Clarifai - Best Use of Clarifai API
The hack that makes the best use of the Clarifai API will be awarded a DSLR Camera and a skateboard for each team member from Clarifai!
Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS
1 TB Hard Drives
Best Domain Name from Domain.com
Domain.com Swag Bags
Watch Dogs® 2 Best Device Privacy Hack
Everything is part of the internet of things now - from your phone to your fitness band to your thermostat. Build a hack that utilizes private data being collected from your devices, and show how you can turn potential vulnerabilities into something constructive. Prize: Collector's Edition of Watch Dogs 2
Use your tech skills for good and hack online harassment. Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment. Win a HackHarassment Swag Bag.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Director, Farley Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
CEO, Starter League
Senior Technical Lead, Civis Analytics
Principal, Jump Capital
Chief Data Officer, City of Chicago
The hack should be unique and interesting. This can range from a new spin on a known idea to completely outlandish ideas. The hack should be something damn cool you’ve never seen before.
Doesn't have to be business-ready, but should have the potential to be a useful in everyday life. Should also be intuitive and easy to use.
The hack should be technically impressive for 36 hour project. They should have code and a functioning prototype. Anything from frameworks, apis, algorithms to interesting languages can add to the technical difficulty of the project.
Should look or work beautifully. The closer it looks and feels to a professional-grade application, the better.