App Challenge Chi { hackathon you should probably join }

Build something awesome and win this.Apple 15" MacBook Pro with Retina display.

Explore APIs. Create Apps.

We are bringing together the Chicago tech community for a weekend of hacking – but not just hacking. This event is about taking an idea from pitch to launch in one day. Our judges are looking for shippable products – ones we'd be proud to show to our investors.

Chicago's best and brightest developers, designers and entreprenuers will be at App Challenge Chicago. Join them – along with some really cool sponsors, speakers and judges – for a weekend of working, playing, eating and drinking. And, of course, tons of cool prizes.

How does it work?

Whether you have a team locked in or you're flying solo, you'll have time Saturday morning to pitch your idea and recruit the talent you need. Whether you're building a viral web app or a cross-platform enterprise startup, the competition's going to be stiff, so you're going to need talent. Once teams and ideas are formed, you'll have about 24 hours to build an app that's ready for judging.



Overall Winner:

MacBook Pro with Retina Display

Best use of Singly's API:

iPhone 5 + $50 Uber credit + $1,000 in Singly credit

Best use of Braintree/Venmo:

Nexus 7, $100 Uber credit, $50 LevelUp credit, 1 Year of Github and 2 books of your choice from Pragmatic Programmers

Easter egg prizes throughout event:

RC Helicopters, Spheros, t-shirts + stickers

Saturday, September 29

10:00 AM – Registration + Coffee

10:30 AM – Pitches!

11:00 AM – Form teams and start hacking

1:00 PM – Lunch

6:30 PM – Dinner, provided by Path.To

Midnight-ish – You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here.

Sunday, September 30

10:00 AM – Doors open + coffee

12:30 PM – All projects must be submitted

1:30 PM – Demos

3:00 PM – Judging

3:30 PM – Winners announced