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MonkeyBars Open Build


Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 12:00 PM - Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 12:00 PM (CDT)

MonkeyBars Open Build

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Work on Whatever you Feel Like!

We’re hosting an Open Build on September 27 where you can work on whatever you feel like, technical or non technical, from scratch or a current product. Whatever.

Experiment with New Tech

We’ll be bringing Myo armbands for those curious to work with the latest in gesture control and be giving out a pair as prizes.

Work Next to Pro's

Grubhub engineers will also be hanging out during the event to work on projects, offer advice and look for potential team members.

Enjoy the Perks

24 hours of Food will be provided as always, Milk and cookies at midnight from Review Trackers, Books for raffle from O'Reilly, Free tickets and a chance to present at Uncubed, still TBA prizes and a new presentation style to speed things up and make it more fun (


Tech Nexus Logo

Grubhub Logo

O'Reilly Logo

Review Trackers Logo


Uncubed Logo

Thalmic Labs Logo 



Saturday, September 27



Doors Open





Opening Remarks



Building Starts!






Midnight Snack


Sunday, October 27






Lunch & Building Stops



Pecha Kechu Style Presentations


2:00pm (Fingers Crossed)

Judging & Closing Remarks



Go home and sleep


More prizes and other info coming soon. 


FAQs (Short Version. Long version is HERE

What’s a hackathon?

The short version...

Hackathons are overnight events in which creative folks take on challenges from education to technology by building out an idea.


Who can participate?

The short version...



Do I have to know how to code?

The short version...

No coding necessary but you should be open to learning new skills to solve problems. Being at a MonkeyBars hackathon is skill agnostic but is culture specific.



What does MonkeyBars do again?

The short version...

We create and use hackathons to help people/organizations learn and solve problems.



Why should I participate?

The short version...

Why not?


How old do you have to be to participate?

The short version...




Have questions about MonkeyBars Open Build? Contact MonkeyBars

When & Where

20 N Upper Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60606

Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 12:00 PM - Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 12:00 PM (CDT)

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