All information about the event, including day-of schedule, sponsors, and Q&A are all available on our website: hackthis.hackillinois.org/.
Anyone 18 years of age or older is eligable to take part in our event!
All of our prizes should be detailed on our hacker guide!
HackThis Staff Choice
The staff choice award, voted on by our one and only HackThis staff!
Most Popular- Attendees' Choice
The attendees’ choice award! Attendees, vote on your favorite project after the submission deadline!
Best Accessibility / Disability Project
An accessible education tool geared towards solving an educational problem for those with disabilities. Find the disability guidelines in our hacker guide or at this link (https://web.accessibility.duke.edu/learn/wcag-guidelines/developer) - we will be judging accessibility projects based on this.
Best Tool For Students (Any Age)
Best educational tool for students, designed by students!
The tool can be fixing any issue, from scheduling to video conferencing to mental health!
Best Tool For Educators
An educational tool for educators, designed by students.
Your audience is educators, which includes issues like student engagement, or effective virtual classroom communication!
Best Data Science Visualization
Using any dataset, present the best visualization of a current education related issue!
This cannot be the same project as submitted to the data science challenge.
Open Educational Category
Do you have a submission that is an education hack, but doesn’t fall under any of the other categories? Submit here!
Best Beginner Project
Any educational project created by self-identified beginners.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Depends on the Category