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WildHacks is Chicago's largest intercollegiate hackathon that runs for 36 hours.

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Judges

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Garrett Meier
Coach, MLH

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Michael Marasco
Director, Farley Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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Neal Sales-Griffin
CEO, Starter League

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Mert Iseri
CEO, SwipeSense

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Jake Albaugh
Engineer, Codepen

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Trevor Austin
Senior Technical Lead, Civis Analytics

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Saurabh Gupta
Principal, Jump Capital

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Zack Johnson
CEO, Syndio

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Tom Schenk
Chief Data Officer, City of Chicago

Judging Criteria

  • Originality
    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.
  • Usefulness/Utility
    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.
  • Technical Complexity
    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.
  • Polish/Design
    Should look or work beautifully. The closer it looks and feels to a professional-grade application, the better.