Major League Hacking 2020 Hackathon Season
Uncommon Hacks
Feb 15-16
Chicago, IL
uncommon hacks is a weekend-long celebration of technology where college students from everywhere come to chicago to make fun, random, and innovative tech-related projects with friends old and new. you'll work in a small team to design and build a creative project from start to finish in a weekend, learning and having fun in the process.
+ what's a hackathon?

hackathons are invention marathons where attendees are encouraged to collaborate on a project. hackers will be in a fun, supportive environment with the necessary tools provided to create excellent projects. newbies encouraged, normies aren’t. this is a safe space to create the weirdest, quirkiest, and most amazing projects ever.
college students from anywhere are welcome, even if you’re not a computer science major or have never been to a hackathon before!

+ how do I apply?

click the registration button above! due to space constraints, we’re unable to accept everyone, but we’re looking for students with a broad variety of interests and backgrounds who are excited about building crazy things and learning in the process. if you’ve never been to a hackathon or don’t have tons of software development experience, that won’t disadvantage you in the review process!
we’ll review the first wave of applications starting january 1st, and send out decisions mid-january.

+ when and where is uncommon hacks?

february 15 - 16, 2020 at the polsky exchange, 1452 e 53rd st, 2nd floor, chicago, il, 60615.

+ how much does it cost?

nothing! uncommon hacks will provide wifi, meals, swag, and workspace.

+ do you offer travel reimbursement?

this year, we will not be offering travel reimbursement for uncommon hacks. if you have any questions or concerns about travel, feel free to message us or email us at!

+ what does the application process and timeline look like?

the process starts out with the hackathon application, which consists of basic personal questions as well as a few short answer ones. the uncommon hacks team will be reviewing the applications in waves, and the results of your application should show in your application portal. if you’ve been accepted, you will have an RSVP link to complete as confirmation of your attendance. from there, you’re all set - see you in Chicago!

+ what exactly happens at a hackathon?

we’ve written a more detailed guide about what uncommon hacks is like from a hacker’s perspective.

+ do you have other rules?

yes, we follow the major league hacking code of conduct .

+ what if i have another question?

email or shoot us a facebook message.
saturday, february 15
09:00 am – Doors Open
09:30 am – Breakfast available
10:00 am – Sponsor Fair starts
11:00 am – Team Formation
11:30 am – Opening Ceremony
12:00 PM – Hacking starts
12:30 PM – Lunch: sponsored by IMC
01:30 PM – VR Workshop
02:00 PM – Sponsor Fair ends
02:45 PM – Workshop #2
03:45 PM – MLH: Slideshow Karaoke
05:00 PM – Intercontinental Battleship
06:30 PM – Dinner
07:30 PM – MLH: CTF
07:30 PM – La Croix Taste Test
08:30 PM – Pictionary
10:00 PM – ;)

sunday, february 16
12:00 am – Soylent Pong
08:00 am – Breakfast
08:30 am – Origami Class
11:30 am – Submit to Devpost
12:00 PM – Hacking ends
12:00 PM – Lunch
01:00 PM – Judging Expo
03:00 PM – Top teams present
03:30 PM – Prizes
04:00 PM – Closing Ceremony
Hacks 2020
FEB 15-16
chicago, il