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Chicago JobHack

Sean @CareerBuilder

Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 6:00 PM (CDT)

Chicago JobHack

Registration Information

Type End Quantity
Software engineers, web developers, data scientists; whatever you are, you work with OOP, DOM, or data models. This is for you!
Ended Free  
Dream in CMYK? A fool for layout? This is you, then.
Ended Free  
Project managers and community organizers, register here! You'll keep us organized and in the right direction.
Ended Free  
Just have an idea? Then register here. I'm sure we'll discover your skills!
Ended Free  

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Event Details

Why Hack?

Despite 12.5 million unemployed workers in the US, there are more than 3.5 million unfilled jobs. Do you have the next big idea to help match the right talent with the right opportunity? CareerBuilder.com wants to help you make it.

We’re looking for the best hackers: software engineers, web developers, data scientists, designers, project managers, and community organizers. Come hang with our API developers and Mobile/Social teams for the weekend and we’ll teach you how to use our APIs to access the most comprehensive job data out there. And since we’ve been in the business for a while, we have a lot of data to help your imagination run wild.  Find new ways to use our historical data from job postings, employee supply & demand trends, compensation data, as well as job recommendation and career pathing engines.

Sounds pretty awesome, right? Well, it gets awesomer: there will definitely be prizes. And, because we’re pretty new to this kind of events, you probably have a great chance to win one.

  • $2000 prize for best overall
  • Two $1,000 prizes for best use of APIs and best viable product
  • Plus, we’ll have tasty treats and buckets o’ beer throughout the event. (Well, maybe not in the mornings. Take it easy, cowboy.)

 As far as we’re concerned, the more people we have creating solutions to unemployment, the better off we’ll all be. So, come join us, we’re pumped to see what we can create together.

 Tweet questions and comments to #JobHack, or email me!


Rough Schedule

Saturday, October 27

  • 9 AM          Registration and breakfast
  • 9:30 AM     Welcome and intro to API
  • 10 AM        Ideators pitch their ideas and recruit
  • 10:30 AM    Split into teams and hack
  • Noonish      Lunch
  • Afternoon   Still hacking
  • 4 PM          Beer o'clock
  • 6:30 PM     Dinner and last sprint of the day
  • 8 PM          You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here

Sunday, October 28

  • 9 AM          Breakfast
  • 9:30 AM     Hack
  • Noonish      Lunch
  • Afternoon   Still hacking
  • 3 PM          Deadline and three-minute demos
  • 5 PM          Demos over, judges deliberate
  • 5:30 PM     Winners and prizes



Finally, our legal team wanted us to lay out some expectations that you need to check out if you participate (sorry, gotta do it!). Basically just agreeing that you won’t be jerks, we won’t be jerks, that you own your IP from the event, and that everything we create suring the weekend is Open Source BSD 2-Clause licensed. If you have questions about what any of that means, please get in touch!

That’s it! Best of luck. And we look forward to seeing you soon.

Have questions about Chicago JobHack? Contact Sean @CareerBuilder

When & Where

222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL 60654

Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 6:00 PM (CDT)

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