The Daily Illini

Y-Combinator offers students chance to share ideas

By Joe Longo

October 3, 2015

Champaign-Urbana resembled Silicon Valley Thursday when Y Combinator, an American seed accelerator, held a panel about entrepreneurship.The panel — held at the Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science — consisted of Kat Manalac, Y Combinator director of outreach, Kevin Hale, Y Combina...

Illini Hackers named season winners by Major League Hacking

Illini Hackers named season winners by Major League Hacking

By Sarah Soenke

February 11, 2015

On the night of Jan. 27, the long wooden tables of Siebel Center’s room 2405 were nearly filled by 8:15 p.m. With a Pandora station pumping music through the hall’s speakers, students pulled out takeout containers, laptops — one even had a desktop monitor — and plenty of soda for fuel until midnig...