Major League Hacking 2018 Hackathon Season

Disregard Sleep; Pursue Greatness;

October 27th - 29th — Chicago, IL, United States

DemonHacks is a 36-hour hackathon hosted by DePaul University in Chicago, IL. DePaul’s Loop campus is right next to the Art Institute of Chicago and Millenium Park.


Are applications still open?

We have hit capacity on the number of people we can accept at the moment, but odds are people won’t show up and we do accept walk-ins starting at 6PM.

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?

Click Here to find out

What is Major League Hacking?

Major League Hacking is the official student hackathon league in North America & Europe. We work with over 200 Member Events and empower over 70,000 students every year.

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 starting at 6pm.

Do I need to bring any hardware?

MLH will be lending out hardware from their hardware lab, so you’re all set!

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].



5:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Check-in (Lobby)

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Meet the Sponsors (4th Floor Lab)

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Dinner (9th Floor)

8:15 pm - 8:30 pm - Opening ceremony (924)

8:30 pm - Hacking starts

8:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Team Forming Activity (924)

9:00 pm - 9:30 pm - Tech Talk: Motorola Solutions (708)

10:00 pm - Sleeping Floor Open (5th Floor)


12:00 am - 1:00 am - Midnight Snack (9th Floor)

2:00 am - 2:30 am - Tech Talk: Blockchain Education Network (708)

7:00 am - 9:00 am - Breakfast (9th Floor)

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Lunch (9th Floor)

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Tech Talk: GitHub (708)

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm - Dinner (9th Floor)

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Cupstacking (924)


12:00 am - 1:00 am - Midnight Snack (9th Floor)

7:00 am - 9:00 am - Breakfast (9th Floor)

8:30 am - Hacking ends

10 am - Project Expo (924)

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - Closing Ceremony (924)


More Sponsors coming soon!
If you’re interested in sponsoring, please email us at [email protected]