A hackathon is an event where computer programmers, designers, entrepreneurs, innovators, and others collaborate intensively to create amazing projects in a short period of time. You don’t have to be a programmer to kick butt at a hackathon. There's a lot more to any great hackathon project than just coding . In fact, the best teams are diverse teams, because as a team, your creativity quota goes way up. This is your opportunity to shine and learn at the same time. You'll learn more at our 2 day hackathon than you will in 2 semesters of a Computer Science degree. Never been to a hackathon before? No sweat! Hack Mobile is 100% beginner friendly.
At Hack Mobile the only project requirement is that your project has to be a mobile technologies project.
|6:00 pm - 6:30 pm||Mix and Mingle|
|6:30 pm - 7:30 pm||Introduction and Keynote Speeches|
|7:30 pm - 8:15 pm||Team Assignment (Get into teams)|
|8:30 pm||Networking & Nachos offsite (location TBA)|
|9:30 am||Doors open/Sign-in|
|10:15 am - 10:45 pm||Opening Remarks & Sponsor Presentations|
|10:45 am - 11:30 pm||Prehack Workshop|
|11:30 am - 12:00 pm||Release the Problem|
|12:00 pm||HACKING BEGINS|
|1:00 pm||Lunch (Hacking ongoing)|
|4:00 pm - 4:30 pm||Activity/Workshop 1 (Hacking ongoing)|
|6:30 pm||Dinner (Hacking ongoing)|
|8:00 pm||Activity/Workshop 2|
|1:00 am||'Midninght' Meal (Hacking ongoing)|
|7:00 am||Breakfast (Hacking ongoing)|
|10:00 am||Activity/Workshop 3 (Hacking ongoing)|
|12:00 pm||HACKING ENDS|
|12:30 pm - 1:30 pm||Lunch|
|1:30 pm - 2:00 pm||GET READY TO PITCH|
|2:00 pm - 3:30 pm||Pitching/Judging|
|3:30 pm - 3:45 pm||Judges Deliberation|
|3:45 pm - 4:15 pm||Awards Presentations & Closing Remarks|
|4:15 pm||GO HOME AND SLEEP :)|
Sasha is an augmented reality data visualization researcher exploring new techniques for 3D content creation in immersive environments. In the iOS Development course he teaches at the University of Calgary, he connects students with local businesses to collaborate on app projects and regularly provides feedback on emerging app designs. At the Vatican’s first hackathon, VHacks 2018, Sasha and his team placed first place in the Interfaith Dialogue category and were awarded the La Croix Editor’s Choice Prize. With experience in creating human-centered interactive interfaces for a range of apps and platforms, he will be on the look out for creative and innovative solutions to app design challenges at Hack Mobile.
Alicia is currently a graduate student at the University of Calgary who focuses primarily on qualitative research. In her former life she was a system architect for banking systems and remote software distribution analyst. In her research with remote communities, she has noticed that there is a significant gap in how qualitative research is undertake. Both her background and current work has led her to want to move qualitative research forward particularly through the use of technology. By doing so the hope is to expand research and improve the lives of remote communities who may not have access otherwise.
Yash has launched & designed multiple Web & Mobile Apps for over 6 years. She has an MBA from Haskayne School of Business, and a Bachelors in Computer Science Engineering from India. She was a Product strategist for CareerBeacon, a Canadian JobBoard, & Assessment Garden, a survey delivery platform for UofC; and a full stack developer for Insurance Hybrid Mobile Apps. She believes in leveraging technology to bring education to everyone.