Major League Hacking 2021 Hackathon Season DemonHacks


DemonHacks is a 36-hour hackathon hosted by DePaul University that encourages students to investigate new ideas and develop new solutions. Teams of college students will work together to develop a hardware or software hack that they will present to judges for a chance to win prizes! If you have any questions check out the FAQ Section or feel free to email us.


Applications are closed! Please apply next year :)

Due to COVID-19, DemonHacks will be hosted online via Discord and Twitch for the safety of all our participants and organizers!

Of course! Hackathons are a great place to learn new technologies, meet new people, network with sponsors, add something to your resume, and hack something cool ;)

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

Nothing, attending a hackathon is free!

Though the details are still in development, we'll have an opportunity for hackers to connect with other hackers on Discord and/or Zoom. Teams are limited to four hackers.

Due to COVID-19, some swag will be digital (such as wallpapers). Any physical swag will be mailed.


Friday, Oct. 23rd

Time (CDT) (GMT-5) Event Links
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Check-in and socialize on Discord
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Meet the Sponsors: Round 1
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Meet the Sponsors: Round 2
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Meet the Sponsors: Round 3
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm Meet the Sponsors: Round 4
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Opening Ceremony! Twitch
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Team Building Zoom Link
9:00 pm Hacking begins!
10:00 pm - 11:00 pm Tech Talk: Intro to Devsecops With Abdel Fane From Protiviti Zoom Link

Saturday, Oct. 24th

Time (CDT) (GMT-5) Event Links
1:00 am - 2:00 am Jackbox Games Zoom Link
10:00 am - 11:00 am Tech Talk: Introduction to Git/Github with Artur Oganezov Webex Link
Meeting number (access code): 145 011 7047 Meeting password: 3PVkD5kx
11:00 am Capture the Flag with MLH Zoom Link
2:00 pm Bob Ross Painting with MLH Zoom Link
4:00 pm - 5:00pm Tech Talk: Making a Basic Website in Jekyll With Saundra Castaneda Zoom Link
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Skribble Tournament Zoom Link
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm Art Trivia Zoom Link
10:00 pm Minecraft building Tournament begins

Sunday, Oct. 25th

Time (CDT) (GMT-5) Event Links
1:00 am Minecraft building Tournament ends
9:00 am Hacking ends
10:00 am - 11:30am Judging block
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Closing Ceremony Twitch