A hackathon is an opportunity to learn new concepts about tech
and apply them to some cool ideas. These ideas are formulated
to create things like websites, apps, or unthinkable solutions
to a problem presented by the challenge prompt of the hackathon.
Don't worry, you don't have to have experience coding or be an expert with computers to participate, think of it as an opportunity!
The hackathon is open for university/college students, high school students, and working professionals from all backgrounds.
The hackathon will begin on Friday February 17th around 6pm
and end on Sunday February 19th around 6pm.
We are partnering with the Genesis Center this year, and we will be having the hackathon in-person at Memorial University (more details will be posted in Discord).
Our hackathons are 48 hours long. Day 1 is the challenge announcment & team formation. Day 2 is mentorship, workshops, games, and sponsor booths. Day 3 is project presentations and wrap-up. Here is the previous hackathon's schedule.
Yes, in order to participate in the hackathon, you must be in
a team of at least 2, but we do recommend forming a team of
3-4 members. You can register your team through our eventbrite
page, where one member would need to form the team and the
rest register as part of that team.
If you don't yet have a team, you should join our discord server and we'll fill you in during our team-forming session. You might even find some people to team up with!
Of course! The hackathon isn't a competition to find the
Next Top Programmer, it's a learning experience!
We'll have workshops throughout to help you learn if
you're a total beginner. If you're not, you'll
definitely learn something new and valuable!
Focus on having fun and challenging yourself! You can choose to focus on participating in the challenges, spending time in events, or even just making new friends and connections.
We're giving out up to $6000 this year to the top 3 teams.
Yes and YES! You'll get swag and
merchandise by participating in our event. We're working
hard to bring you cool swag that will get you right in the
hacker mood that you can pick up during the hackathon.
Our team of organizers is more than happy to answer your question on our Discord.