Come build with us.
WildHacks is Chicago’s largest intercollegiate hackathon. This November, the most creative and innovative students from the Midwest and around the country will come to Northwestern to ideate, develop, and launch novel hardware and software projects. In just 24 hours, 500 students will learn from top industry mentors, collaborate with talented teammates, and turn their wildest ideas into reality.
November 21-22, 2015 in Evanston, IL.
All full or part-time undergraduate or graduate students are eligible to compete, regardless of skill level or prior experience.
Executive Director, The Garage at Northwestern
CEO LiveWatch Security, Kellogg Adjunct Lecturer of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
CEO, The Starter League
Professor, Segal Design Center
Managing Director, BNY Mellon, Membership Chair, Hyde Park Angels
Head of Engineering, Packback
Technical Evangelist, Microsoft
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 24 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.