I chatted on Skype with Matt Dierker, who is on the organizing team of Hack Illinois. It's a prominent college hackathon which for the time being is unaffiliated with Major League Hacking. Illinois Urbana-Champaigne has notable alumni, including Marc Andreesen, and a large engineering program. Matt organized a complex structure for the Hack Illinois organizing team, and has previously interned at Facebook, Google, and Dropbox.
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