FAQwhat is uncommon hacks?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 is a hackathon?hackathons are hacking 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, the quirkiest, and the 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 register?you can apply here! 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're looking for people interested in learning more!
when and where is uncommon hacks?february 10 - 11, 2018 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. We anticipate being able to offer partial travel reimbursements.what exactly happens at a hackathon?we’ve written a more detailed guide about what uncommon hacks is like from a hacker’s perspective, available here!do you have other rules?yes, we follow the major league hacking code of conduct.what if i have another question?email firstname.lastname@example.org or shoot us a facebook message.
ScheduleWELCOME TO UNCOMMON HACKS!! WOULD YOU LIKE INSTRUCTIONS?› yesSOMEWHERE NEARBY IS UNCOMMON HACKS, WHERE OTHERS HAVE FOUND FORTUNES IN HACKING AND BUILDING, THOUGH IT IS RUMORED THAT SOME WHO ENTER ARE NEVER COMMON AGAIN. MAGIC IS SAID TO WORK IN THE POLSKY CENTER. I WILL BE YOUR EYES AND HANDS. DIRECT ME WITH COMMANDS OF 1 OR 2 WORDS.› show scheduleSATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1009:00 AM – Registration starts10:00 AM – Breakfast11:00 AM – Interacting with sponsors @ Spectre room11:00 AM – Team formation11:30 AM – Opening ceremony12:00 PM – Hacking starts12:00 PM – Workshop: Hack-A-Tips @ Meltdown room01:00 PM – Lunch12:30 PM – Team formation02:30 PM – 3D printing workshop @ Spectre room05:00 PM – Mini-event @ Spectre room07:00 PM – Dinner08:00 PM – Cup stacking @ Spectre room10:00 PM – 👻SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1112:00 AM – Midnight snack01:00 AM – Soylent pong @ Spectre room07:30 AM – Morning yoga @ Spectre room09:00 AM – Breakfast12:00 PM – Hacking ends12:00 PM – Lunch01:00 PM – Expo02:45 PM – Top teams present03:30 PM – Closing ceremony03:45 PM – Prizes are awarded04:00 PM – Event ends