Welcome to Uncommon Hacks, the official hackathon of the University of Chicago! Spend 24 hours working on a project and meeting cool people in this one-of-a-kind experience! In our 2023 edition of Hacks, we're excited to bring you the biggest event since the pandemic, including the overnight component that makes for a truly unforgettable experience.

Although Hacks will have prizes, we place more emphasis on learning and collaboration than some kind of competitive aspect. So even if you've never coded before, please do sign up! A successful Hacks team needs people with different skill sets, and if you would like to learn how to code, we'll have workshops to help you do so.



    • 3/24 Friday Workshop night
    • 6:00-8:00 PM Game development with Python and Pyxel
    • 7:00-9:00 PM Web development with React and Typescript
    • 3/25 Day 1
    • 9:00 AM Doors open
    • 10:00 AM Opening ceremony
    • 10:30 AM Hacking begins
    • 12:00 PM Lunch
    • 1:00 PM Workshop: Vim: Ya Gotta Know it
    • 2:00 PM Activity: "The Caterpillar" (TypeRacer Showdown)
    • 4:00 PM Activity: "RRT" (Robot Rumble Tournament)
    • 6:00 PM Dinner
    • 8:00 PM Activity: "TTT" (Tank Trouble Tournament)
    • 10:30 PM PREMIER ACTIVITY: "Sydney in Wonderland: A Generative-AI Theater Challenge"
    • 11:59 PM Mad Hatter's Tea Party (Insomnia Cookies and Tea)/Play Performances
    • 3/26 Day 2
    • 8:00 AM Workshop: "I Give Myself Very Good Advice" (Meditation Primer)
    • 9:00 AM Breakfast
    • 10:00 AM Projects due, project fair
    • 11:00 AM Judge deliberation
    • 12:00 PM Awards, closing ceremony


Meet the team behind Uncommon Hacks 2023 here!