Welcome to HackCamp: an immersive experience where a collective of inspired minds unite to learn, connect, and create. During this two-day adventure, you will have the chance to meet with industry-level professionals, attend a variety of design, development, and entrepreneurial workshops, and collaborate alongside a team of fellow hackers to craft and pitch your unique project. At nwPlus, we strive for inclusivity, diversity, and accessibility at the core of our community; no matter your background, skill set, or story, we are ecstatic to learn more about you, your vision, and the ideas you offer to build and grow the world we share. This is your great unknown — explore the resources at your fingertips, advance through new frontiers, and make your own mark in this vast cosmos of possibility.
Learn, Connect, Build!Learn (Nov 5) - STUDENT LIFE BUILDING / ABDUL LADHA
- Engage with a panel of diverse mentors responsive to project inquiries, tech conversation, and constructive feedback on personal portfolios, résumés, and past/present work.
- Tune into dozens of mentor/sponsor workshops that explore design and development topics ranging from introduction to React.js, to Figma design and machine learning with Python. Skill levels will be specified beforehand and vary from beginner to advanced.
- Meet and greet sponsor recruiters at booths and seminars to learn about design and tech opportunities as well as in-kind prizes awarded to select Build Day projects on November 6.
- Network with a diverse community of fellow hackers at various points of their hacking journey. Meals and snacks will be provided through Learn and Build Day.
- Attend the HackCamp 2022 Opening Ceremony and gather with the team you chose (max. 4 hackers), or link up with new friends through our Slack matchmaking system on November 6. Solo hackers are also welcome to participate!
- Collaborate with your team to brainstorm a solution to a real-world problem or need, with a specific focus on this year’s theme of inclusivity, accessibility, and diversity.
- The two project streams during the 12-hour hackathon are:
- Engineering Projects:
- functional application/website (with code)
- eligible for finalist and special prizes
- Design Projects :
- Figma/AdobeXD/Sketch, etc. prototype (no code)
- eligible for select special prizes
- Upload your hard work and pitch to HackCamp Portal by the hard deadline at 8:00 PM PST and commend yourself for a job well done! For each project submitted, HackCamp will pledge $15 to charity code.ngo, which will support programming education within impoverished communities.
You'll need to do a max 3-minute video demonstration of your project!
$CAD1,965 in prizes
Top 3 finalist prizes after peer judging!
Most Creative Prize
Awarded to the most creative project!
Best Design Prize
Awarded to the project with the best design! NOTE: Figma prototypes are eligible to win this prize.
Most Innovative Prize
Awarded to the project that displays the best innovativity!
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you: