TechCon is set to officially take place on Tuesday, February 19th at the Illinois Institute of Technology. However, prior to the event, a three day “Hackathon” will be taking place in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. A Hackathon, sometimes referred to as a “Codefest” is an event in which computer programmers and other software development professionals spend time collaboratively working on a software project. It’s an intense, often weekend-long event where “hackers” work 24-7 in one room living off RedBull and Pizza. All to come up with a new solution to a given request.
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