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Classes begin next week here at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and HackIllinois is ramping up its mentor outreach efforts. To that end, we’re encouraging all open source contributors to fill out our HackIllinois 2019 Mentor Interest Form.

Welcome to our new series of mentor spotlights! In these interviews, we highlight some of the open source mentors that are central to HackIllinois.

Open Source carried a huge presence at HackIllinois 2018. This year, we had over 40 mentors and 25 sponsors at HackIllinois, and everyone came eager to contribute to the Open Source community! The goal of HackIllinois has expanded in recent years to connect with the developer community by encouraging students...

This February, HackIllinois welcomed over 1000 students to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for a development-filled weekend where students from across the Midwest and the country gathered to make contributions to open source projects. Over the course of just 36 hours, attendees made significant contributions, making over 94 submissions...

For the HackIllinois team, open source never stops. This past Tuesday, we hosted a Hack Night focused on contributing to open source. Hack Nights are an opportunity for students at UIUC to work on open source projects with peers, professors, and lead engineers. For our first Hack Night, we invited...