Hack off more than you can chew.

DemonHacks is a 26-hour hackathon hosted by DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. DePaul’s Loop campus is right next to the Art Institute of Chicago and Millenium Park.





9:00am-12:00pm   Check-in

9:00am-11:00am    Meet the Sponsors

10:00am                 Breakfast

11:00am                 Opening Ceremony

11:30am                 Teams building, Hacking begins

1:00pm                   "Git Better" by Saundra (DePaul Alumni)

2:00pm                   Lunch

4:00pm                   "Personal and Application Security" by Scott Goodwin

6:00pm                   Dinner

8:00pm                   Cup Stacking




12:00am                 Midnight Snack

1:00am                   Lip sync battle/games

9:00am                   Paper Plane tournament

11:00am                 Brunch 

11:30am                 Hacking Ends

12:30-1:30pm         Project Expo

2:00pm                   Closing Ceremony

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$930 in prizes

JPMorgan Chase & Co. Social Good Hack

This prize is given to best social good hack.
Bose SoundLink Wireless Headphones (1 per winning team member)

Donlen, Scalable Transportation Hack (2)

Amazon Alexa Dot will be given to each member of winning team for the best transportation hack, preference given to java, javascript and spring.

Brooksource Best 30 Second Pitch

Given for the best 30 second pitch at project expo.
$100 Uber gift card

Best Public Transit Hack

This category is for the best hack relating to public transit.

1st Place Winner

$50 Amazon gift card and a medal

2nd Place Winner

$25 Amazon gift card and a medal

3rd Place Winner

$10 Amazon gift card and a medal

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Only students who are currently enrolled at a college/university or have graduated within the past 12 months are eligible to attend.


Stay tuned for updates!

Stay tuned for updates!

Judging Criteria

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  • DevOps
  • Productivity
  • Social Good