9 AM - 5 PM
Polsky Exchange North

Uncommon Makes is a day-long experience focused on encouraging University of Chicago students to engage with new technologies, build a project of their own, and get involved with the tech community on campus. We'll provide space, food, workshops, time, and support for you to have a uniquely uncommon time.


+ Where is Uncommon Makes?

Uncommon Makes is at the Polsky Exchange North, 1452 E 53rd St. It's accessible by the Polsky Express and 53rd St. Express shuttles by day, and the Central and East shuttles by night.

+ I've never been to a hackathon, can I come? What should I bring?

Of course! This is a space for you to explore on your own terms and learn something new. We will be providing as much support as we can along the way. Bring a laptop - we'll provide the rest!

+ Do I have to be a CS major to participate?

Everyone is welcome, regardless of major.

+ I'm a graduate student at UChicago, can I come?

Yes, definitely!

+ I don't attend UChicago, can I come?

Unfortunately not, but check out our hackathon in February!

+ Do I need a team?

Nope! But we will facilitate making teams ;)


09:00 AM Doors open -- Breakfast
09:30 AM Opening -- HELLO WORLD!
10:00 AM Workshop Introductions
11:00 AM Workshops
  • 11:00 AM -- Web Dev
  • 11:00 AM -- Data Visualization
  • 11:00 AM -- Game Dev
  • 11:00 AM -- Programming Languages
  • 11:30 AM -- Advanced Web Dev [Backend]
12:30 PM Lunch
01:00 PM Fab Lab 101
  • Across the street (Polsky Exchange South)
01:00 PM Work on Projects
03:45 PM Demoing and Raffled Prizes
05:00 PM BYE BYE!