Wanted: US- DBpedia Community for Hackillinois, February 28th - March 1st, 2020

We received an email from the HackIllinois Outreach team to bring their event to the attention of teh DBpedia community, preferably the US-based.

HackIllinois is a 36-hour collegiate Open Source Hackathon that takes place annually at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. This year, it will be from February 28th - March 1st, 2020. Our mission is to introduce college students to Open Source, while giving back to the community. We strive to create a collaborative environment in which our attendees can learn from and work with developers to make their own contributions. In past years, we’ve had developers from prominent projects such as npm, Rust, and Apache come to mentor students from our pool of 900+ attendees.

Hackillinois will provide meals throughout the event and can reimburse for travel and lodging up to a certain amount depending on where in the US people are coming from. More information on mentorship can be found at hackillinois.org/mentor. You can also visitopensource.hackillinois.org to see what kinds of projects were represented at our event last year.

So, if you are a US-based DBpedia enthusiast you might want to join this great event. Don’t forget to share your experience over there via twitter & don’t forget to tag us @dbpedia :wink: