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Illinois Technology Association (ITA) Tech Challenge

Illinois Tech students are invited to participate in the ITA Tech Challenge (6th year). It is a programming and coding skills competition for students at targeted Midwest universities.

The ITA Tech Challenge has two phases:

Phase 1: Qualifying Exams
Starting in September, qualifying exams will be held on the campuses of 10 participating universities. This initial event lasts approximately two hours and includes a presentation from an Illinois-based technology company! Food is provided.

  • New this year for qualify exams - cash prizes! The Top 3 scorers at each qualifying exam will receive: $300, $150, and $50.

Phase 2: The Final Challenge (November 5-6, 2015)
After all qualifying exams are taken, the overall Top 50 scorers are invited to Chicago for the Final Challenge exam and interviews with area technology companies looking to hire interns or entry-level talent. ITA covers the costs of hotel and provides meals for the Top 50 during their time in Chicago.

  • In addition to interviews, the Final Challenge offers more cash prizes. The #1 scorer and Ultimate College Coder gets $5,000! Second through fifth receive: $2,000, $1,000, $500 and $500.


Aug 23, 7:00pm to 10:00pm


IIT Campus Challenge

Who can attend?: 

Open to all Illinois Tech students

How to register: