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MonkeyBars Spring Build 2013


Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 2:00 PM - Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 5:00 PM (CST)

MonkeyBars Spring Build 2013

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General   more info Ended Free  
Developer   more info Ended Free  
Designer   more info Ended Free  
Maker   more info Ended Free  
Volunteer   more info Ended Free  

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It's something... new

MonkeyBars Spring Build is a Hackathon unlike any Chicago has ever seen. Build is not simply a coding challenge, it is a place where anyone from the hardware hacker to the designer can, with the support and resources from the MonkeyBars team and partners, bring an idea to the realm of reality in just 24 hours.


Without some of the craziness... 

We have also thrown traditional judging out the window; MonkeyBars gives prizes for being awesome. While we will definitely reward you for building a robot that cures cancer, we believe that having a passion for learning and creating is the mark of a true innovator and, thus, should be rewarded.


From a team called MonkeyBars... 

MonkeyBars creates spaces for designers, software/hardware developers and tech enthusiasts to learn, collaborate and build. We collaborate with companies that are on the edge of technical innovation and boast industry leading culture in order to facilitate events that encourage Chicago’s tech community to create without the bottom line in mind.


So what are you waiting for? 

A 13,000 sq ft rapid prototyping lab with 3D printers. 4 meals. All the snacks you can eat. Gaming tournaments and prizes all night. What’s your reason for staying at home?

Now Presenting Build "For The Cure" 

MonkeyBars is proud to announce Susan G. Komen as a sponsor of Spring Build 2013. We are excited to help provide solutions to the many challenges encountered in the fight against breast cancer. One of those challenges is patient navigation.

Patient navigation is a process by which an individual guides patients with suspicious finding (eg, test shows they may have cancer) through and around barriers in the complex cancer care system to help ensure timely diagnosis and treatment. To combat this problem, the Susan G. Komen foundation needs your help to build an online patient navigator.



Event Schedule

2/23/2013 - Saturday

- 2:00pm -

Doors Open (Claim your Territory)

- 2:30pm -


- 3:00pm -

Opening Remarks

- 3:30pm -

Building Begins

- 7:00pm -


2/24/2013 - Sunday

- 12:30am -

Game Tourney Break

- 7:00am -


- 12:00pm -


- 3:30pm -

Building Freeze

- 3:45pm -

Closing Remarks and Prize Announcements


Mentor’s Choice Award Grand Prize
People’s Choice Award Grand Prize
Easter Egg style prizes throughout event

Partners and Sponsors





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Have questions about MonkeyBars Spring Build 2013? Contact MonkeyBars

When & Where

The IdeaShop
3440 S Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60616

Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 2:00 PM - Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 5:00 PM (CST)

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Playgrounds are an environment that encourage exploration, creativity and new connections. Unfortunately, these places become harder to find as we get older, yet, our need for them hasn’t diminished.

MonkeyBars is all about creating spaces to fill this void.

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MonkeyBars Spring Build 2013
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