The IEEE Land of Lincoln Hackathon is an opportunity to foster innovation from the academic and professional communities.
Our goal is to raise awareness of this public data to offer better services and enhance the quality of life for the citizens and consumers. We believe that promotional vehicles, like a hackathon event, will raise awareness in our academic and professional communities and act as a springboard to innovative software solutions.
Registration is FREE and prizes will be awarded by our esteem judging panel for submittals that creatively utilize the public data found at

Submit your app  – Sept 21 to Oct 21 2015

Contest Categories and Prizes

  • K-12 (stem)
    • 1st Place $1,000
  • Collegiate Undergrad  (student branches)
    • 1st Place $1,000
  • Professional (open to any group of professionals)
    • 1st Place $1,000
  • “Women who code”  (any team with at least one (1) female team member, designed to help promote the involvement of women in STEM)
    • 1st Place $1,000

Register and submit your app today at

For help on using or to volunteer to help in planning, contact Chris Lambrou

Participant To-Do List

Note: Applications submitted may be mobile or web-based

Key Dates

  • Registration is open – Now
  • Submit completed app – Oct 15th
  • Winners notified – Nov 2nd
  • Award presentation* – Nov 5th

*Awards will be at the IEEE Chicago Symposium


See detailed schedule in the contest rules