FAQ

How do I register myself and/or my team?

In order to participate in PYGHACK, please register you and/or your team HERE by 12:00 pm CST on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd.

Check out our DEVPOST page and learn more about hackers / rules / prizes!

Who can apply to participate in PYGHACK?

Whether you're a tech professional, college student, high school student, or somewhere in between — you can apply to participate! Just apply, and be sure to bring your ID and your brain with you to participate.

Where does PygHack take place?

PygHack will take place at EnterpriseWorkslocated at the University of Illinois Research Park — 60 Hazelwood Dr, Champaign, IL 61820.

Where do I park?

Parking information will be available soon, though, it is a weekend — you can park in a variety of places around EnterpriseWorks, no problem!

I'm traveling to C-U for this — got any tips for me?

Yes! Visit our TRAVEL section for how to get here + get around + where to stay in C-U.

What is the duration of PygHack?

The hackathon will be 24 hours long — starting at 12:00 PM CST on Saturday, September 23rd and finishing up on Sunday, September 24th at 12:00 PM CST.

Are you allowing walk-ins?

We will not be allowing walk-ins. To ensure that you'll be allowed in, please apply and register ahead of time.

What if I don’t have a team or idea?

Not to worry, most people don’t! During the early portion of the event, we'll have avenues available to explore ideas with other people that are registered for PygHack.

What is provided at EnterpriseWorks that I can utilize?

Beyond the basics (shelter, internet access, tables, and chairs), please bring necessary materials to help build your product.

No funny business, please. Just, please be smart.

Will there be food provided?

Yes! There will be a variety of options for food + drink at the hack — more information on that soon!

When are final submissions due?

Final submissions are due by the completion of the hack — 12:00 PM CST on Sunday, September 24th. You can submit your idea via DevPost linked above.

Where and when are winners being selected?

The final product submissions will be judged following the completion of the hack, and winners will be presented on Sunday, September 24th at 4:00 p.m. at Beckman Institute for Advanced Technology405 N Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801.

If your team wins a category, you'll be required to prepare a short 2-3 minute presentation describing the concept and demonstrating what you've created. All members must be present to receive the awards!

I'm a member of the press and this looks rad! How do I cover it?

If you are a member of the press and are interested in covering the event, please visit our PRESS section of our website.

I didn't find my question here, how can I get in touch?

If you’ve got something else on your mind, fire it off to info@thepygmalionfestival.com and we'll get back to you ASAP!