DemonHacks is a 36-hour online hackathon hosted by DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.


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 Protiviti
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Meet the Sponsors: Round 2 Protiviti
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Meet the Sponsors: Round 3 Protiviti
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm Meet the Sponsors: Round 4 Protiviti
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
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


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


When submitting your project you may attach files which explain your project such as a powerpoint or word document explaining your project.
Videos are REQUIRED with submission. Make sure to budget time to be able to record and upload the video for your submission. YouTube is suggested for video uploads.

Hackathon Sponsors


$725 in prizes

1st Place

$100 Amazon Gift Card

2nd Place

$50 Amazon Gift Card

3rd Place

$25 Amazon Gift Card

Hack the Arts

Create a project designed to push innovation in the arts and entertainment field. Prize is a $50 Amazon Gift card for the members of the winning team.

Best Hack for Social Good by Protiviti

Best Hack for Social Good - Build your project to help address or bring awareness to a social challenge of your choosing. Each winning team member will receive an Amazon Echo Dot. Protiviti is proud to sponsor this as part of our committment to social responsibility and community involvement.

Best Domain Registered with

Register a .tech, .space, or .online domain name using during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Charger & Backpack.

Best use of Google Cloud

Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: Each winning team member will receive a Google Home Mini.

Best Hardware Hack Sponsored by Digi-Key

Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with Arduino Uno R3 included. 1 prize for each winning team member with 2 winning teams!

Best Use of CockroachDB

Build your hackathon project on CockroachDB's open source and indestructible SQL database. PostgreSQL compatible and easy to use. Utilize CockroachDB in your hack for a chance to win a 3D printing pen for each team member. What's more, ALL projects submitted that use CockroachDB will receive a free t-shirt!

Most Innovative Hack by ThoughtWorks

$50 Starbucks or Amazon gift card

Build the best AR/VR Hack by echoAR

$50 Amazon Gift Card

Best Transportation Hack by Donlen

$100 Amazon Gift Card for members of the winning team!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:










Judging Criteria

  • Technical Complexity
  • Polish
  • Originality
  • Usefulness

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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Hackathon sponsors

Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Bronze Sponsors

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