UIOWA Hackathon 2018

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UIOWA Hackathon 2018

Challenge outline

Midwest Big Data Hackathon is a 2 day non-stop hackathon with 150 participants, and it will be held at University of Iowa in the heart of downtown Iowa City, USA. The event is open to all university students that have a passion for creating things with technology!

Students will form teams to work on their project (or 'hack') up to 4 members. Projects are open format, which means that you can hack on web, mobile, desktop, or hardware applications. Company mentors will be available throughout the event for questions to make sure beginners and experts alike will have the help they need to successfully develop their project. All teams will demo their hacks at the end of the event and winners will be chosen by company mentors.

How will my project be judged?

Both Academy and Industry experts will browse the demos at the end of the event, asking questions and choosing their favorites. From these selections, the best-of-the-best will be compared and a select few will get the chance to present in front of everyone at the closing ceremony.


Participation in the event is abcolutely free. Food is on us too!


Participating in will give you the opportunity to use new technologies and learn in a friendly and collaborative environment. Experienced mentors from world-renowned companies will help you make your project the best it can be!

Midwest Big Data Hackathon is also a great opportunity to meet and work with students from universities across the United States. Companies are always looking for new talent and this event lets you meet them face-to-face. Handing in your resume in person will increase your chances of securing an internship or full-time position!

Additional information

For more details click the button 'I want to participate', then 'Show details'. Find out more about hackathons in our hackathon section.

Where and when

University of Iowa Iowa City
Oct 6-7, 2018