Applications for DH are now open!

October 19th - 20th — Chicago, Illinois


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.


Are applications open?

Applications are now open. Please click the “apply” button at the top of the page. If you’re a local student, feel free to come by as a walk-in. Chances are we’ll be able to let you in! Email [email protected] with any concerns.

I'm a beginner; am I welcome?

Of course! Hackathons are a great place to learn new technologies, meet new people, network with sponsors, add something to your resume, and eat some free food ;).

Where is Chicago?

Right here

What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is an invention marathon. Students come together to build cool software & hardware hacks over 24-48 hours. It’s very beginner friendly.

How much does it cost?

Nothing, attending a hackathon is free!

Do I need to be a student to attend?

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

Where is the event?

The event is being hosted at DePaul University’s loop campus in our College of Computing and Digital Media building located at 243 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60604.

Will there be travel reimbursement?

Stay tuned. Minor gas or train reimbursement may be provided.

Is there a Code of Conduct?

Yes there is, you can find it here.

Are walk-ins allowed?

If you were unable to register, we will take walk-ins on a first-come, first-serve basis.

What should I bring to a Hackathon?

We recommend that you bring anything you'd need for an extended stay away from home:

  • toiletries (deodorant, toobrush, toothpaste, etc...);
  • Laptop and charger;
  • Phone and charger;
  • Sleeping bag;
  • Thermarest;
  • Appropriate changes of clothes (remember, you're in the Windy City!);

Any more questions?

Email us at [email protected].


Previous Sponsors

Our previous sponsors. More coming soon.
If you’re interested in sponsoring, please email us at [email protected]