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Friday: March 8, 2019: 6 pm – 8 pm

We will review the problem, the data and the IBM software package. You will have opportunity to learn to use the software from IBM professionals! You can either use a lab computer or your own laptop.

Saturday: March 9, 2019: 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday is our work day. You will arrive on Benedictine’s campus ready to work in our trading lab! You and your team will capture the entrepreneurship spirit and develop your solution to the problem. Throughout the day you’ll have access to mentors as well as other teams as you develop your solution.

Sunday: March 10, 2019: 9 am – 3 pm

Sunday morning allows you and your team a few more hours to put the finishing touches to your project. At noon, you will submit your projects and enjoy a few hours’ rest! During this time, you will be encouraged to spend time checking out the entire Benedictine University campus. Tours will be available.

We will reconvene at 2 pm for an awards ceremony in which family and friends are encouraged to participate. During this time, the top three teams will have the opportunity to present their findings and solutions to the problem. Everyone who completes the project will receive a certificate and prize. The top three teams will receive monetary prizes. At this time, we will also discuss the one-time $500 tuition grant.

Hackathon Registration

What do I need to bring?

Yourself, your teammates, your ideas and your computers!

Do I need any experience in Business Analytics or coding?

You do not need experience! There will be training and coaches all weekend long.

How do I get the $500 Tuition Grant?

Bring your transcripts from your most recent college. You will have the opportunity to apply on Sunday to become conditionally admitted. If you are admitted, you will receive a one-time grant for tuition for either Spring 2019 or Fall 2019.

How are teams selected?

You select your team ahead of time. Each member of the team must register themselves.

What if I have more questions?

Reach out to us! We’re happy to answer any and all questions at: 

Goodwin College of Business
benedictine university
Phone: (630) 829-6018

Conference Questions:
Larissa Adamiec, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
(630) 829-6471

Goodwin Hall
5700 College Rd.
Lisle, IL 60532