The Calgary Youth Hackathon is perfect for beginners. Participants are given two weeks to learn new skills and develop their projects, and any level of project is acceptable as long as it addresses the prompt and is made with code. Opening Ceremony will be released on Nov 5, 2021 at 7PM and workshops and office hours will be released and held every day between Nov 5-9 from 5-6PM and 6-7Pm respectively.

Requirements

For the hackathon, make sure that you build a program that adresses mental health. You program doesn't have to be fully fledged program, so don't worry if you believe you can still improve! When submitting a 1 - 2 minute video about what your program does and the impact it has for our community.

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Prizes

$CAD850 in prizes

Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Gen

ATH-AVC 2000 Headphones

Amazon Gift Card

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Adam Runions

Adam Runions
Assistant Professor, Assistant Head - Outreach, University of Calgary

Christian Jacob

Christian Jacob
Professor Department Head, University of Calgary

Lili Mou

Lili Mou
Assistant Professor, PhD, University of Alberta

Thomas Patrick Keenan

Thomas Patrick Keenan
Adjunct Professor, University of Calgary

Herb Yang

Herb Yang
Professor, University of Alberta

Zachary Friggstad

Zachary Friggstad
Associate Professor, University of Alberta

Martin Arlitt

Martin Arlitt
Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Calgary

Eli Hini

Eli Hini
CEO of Venovis

Judging Criteria

  • Originality
    Is the team’s approach to the problem new?
  • Execution
    Is the project usable and well designed? Is the user experience smooth and does everything appear to work?
  • Usefulness
    Does the project fulfill a real need in the world?
  • Presentation
    How well was the project presented?
  • Learning
    Did the team go outside of their comfort zone?
  • Relevance
    Does the project implement the theme?

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