1871’s Tech Challenge event connects, inspires, and strengthens the extraordinary talents of students passionate about technology.
This is an incredible opportunity for students & recent grads to sharpen their coding skills and gain a pathway forward into a career in technology.
Those with top scores during the qualifying challenge will be invited to 1871 in Chicago on 10.15.21 – 10.16.21 to participate with others in a fun social networking event and potential employer meet & greet.
Chance to win from our $10,000 pot of cash
Opportunity to meet with tech leaders and innovators
Connections to peers, just as passionate and excited about tech
Your resume placed in front of our network of hiring partners
How you'll participate
The qualifying challenge
9.01.21 - 9.24.21 • Virtual
To complete the qualifying challenge, you need to have a basic understanding of code [ANY LANGUAGE] and problem-solving.
The challenge will be hosted through an independent group and results will be immediately presented to 1871 following your completion.
10.15.21 - 10.16.21 • Chicago, IL
After all qualifying challenges are taken, the top coders will be invited to attend the main event in Chicago with accommodations and airfare provided!
These lucky individuals will be given the opportunity to #TakeCharge of their career and have the chance to take home a cash prize!
Win big ca$h
A total of $10,000 will be distributed to winners + random cash drawings throughout the event!
First Place: $3,500
Second Place: $2,500
Third Place: $1,500
Fourth Place: $1,000
Fifth Place: $750
10.15.21 • 1871
06:00 PM • Networking @ 1871 w/ dinner
10.16.21 • 1871
08:30 AM • Breakfast
10:00 AM • Final assessment
11:30 AM • Explore the city w/ lunch
03:00 PM • Ice cream social
03:30 PM • Presentation of awards