The best education is experience.

That’s why we’ve started BuildChicago, a 24-hour student hackathon focused on mentorship and workshops. We realized that the best way to help as many people as possible learn and grow, is to provide experiences that allow them to experiment and collaborate.. Welcome to BuildChicago.

11/22 @5PM - 11/23 @5PM, TechNexus


How to build apps on Slack

Plan, build, and publish your very own Slack chatbot for your workspace.

Intro to Web Development

Build a personal portfolio site using basic HTML and CSS concepts.

Learn to design with Figma

Build a simple, responsive tax bill calculator app with React JS.

Learn to design with Figma

Design a basic messaging application in Figma with our starter kits.

Intro to Pusher channels

Build a realtime web application with Pusher using our starter kits.

Python for beginners

Learn basic python and programming while building a simple python application.

More workshops will be announced. Sign up for updates.

Sponsors & Partners

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BuildChicago is completely free! Swag, workshops, food, and workspace is all included.

That’s fine, we encourage students of all skill levels to attend BuildChicago. We’ve got plenty of beginner oriented workshops to help you learn everything from introduction to coding to advanced concepts.

The venue will be located close to public transportation. You can drive, walk, or take a train (with a short walk) to get to BuildChicago?

We reccommend bringing your laptop, chargers, phone, sleeping bag (if you plan on taking a nap), notepads, pens, and anything else you’ll need for a couple of days.

Have any other questions? Email the team.

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