Due to the cancellation of the annual Code211 Hackathon hosted by D211 schools, there is a lack of opportunities for computer science students of the district to interact with each other and gain from an educational experience. Hackathons are timed coding competitions where students are given a set amount of time to code their own project, and though the process of collaborative development and educational activities provided throughout that timeframe, students are able to form a deeper connection with the computer science community, gain a stronger knowledge of the field, and partake in an enjoyable competition that allows them to meet new friends and win prizes.

CougarHacks will be a hybrid hackathon, so participants have the option to join all events virtually and, if they choose, join the opening ceremony and awards in person.

Visit our website at https://www.cougarhacks.site for more information.


Fill out a devpost submission with all of the relevant fields filled out. Make sure we have access to your Git repository if you have created one. All videos in the submission should not exceed past 3 minutes and should focus on describing the main features of the app (regardless of if they work or not) in a clear, cohesive run-through.

Hackathon Sponsors


$185 in prizes

Best Game

Best Utility

Best Game Runner Up

Best Utility Runner Up


Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Ashay Parikh

Ashay Parikh
University of Illinois -- Urbana Champaign

Labdhi Jain

Labdhi Jain
University of Illinois -- Urbana Champaign

Johnny Waity
University of Illinois -- Urbana Champaign

Judging Criteria

  • Category
    All submissions must be within the game/productivity category.

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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