The Daily Illini

Third annual hackathon draws biggest crowd yet

Future developers cultivated during HackIllinois. Urbana, IL. Photo by Lily Katz

By Lilly Mashayek

February 22, 2016

Cases of energy drinks and sleeping bags were scattered around the Electrical and Computer Engineering Building and Siebel Center this weekend as teams of student coders and developers competed in the 2016 HackIllinois hackathon.AGHackIllinois is a timed 36-hour technology competition,AG where stude...

Illini Hackers named season winners by Major League Hacking

Members of Illini Hackers, an organization officially formed in fall 2014, pose outside the Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science. 

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...