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HackCulture 2019

Congratulations to our winners! See the fascinating final projects in IDEALS.


HackCulture is an interdisciplinary hackathon that will run from February 2nd to March 1st. We hope the longer format will encourage those new to the hackathon concept to apply and have adequate time to develop new skills.

Each weekend will include a different team-based challenge that will encourage participants to learn new skills. The last week will be spent working in teams to complete a final challenge, to be presented and judged at the March 1st finale.

If you will need disability-related accommodations in order to participate in HackCulture, please contact Mark McCarthy (mcmccar2@uillinois.edu; 217-300-3408). Early requests are encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.

View last year’s projects in IDEALS.


Through HackCulture, we’d like to make working with data more accessible to all, encourage interdisciplinary collaboration, and help to build a community of peers and mentors across campus.


HackCulture would not be possible without our generous sponsors.

CITL, the iSchool, Research IT, and Syngenta are sponsoring our Saturday lunches.

No Starch Press,  Adobe, and Wolfram are providing prizes and swag.

Thank you all for your support!