Hack the Change 2022 is a competitive hybrid two-day for-charity hackathon hosted on November 19th to 20th by Code the Change YYC. Code The Change YYC is a student-driven community initiative where computer science and engineering students use their skills for social change. All students across Canada are invited to participate.
This hackathon is a great opportunity for students to test themselves under pressure, build their skills in software development, and do something good for the community. Students will work in groups of 2-5 to develop a presentable project centered around a social change theme. The prize pool this year will be our biggest ever, with over $15,000 CAD of winnings split between charities and winning students.
1. First Place - $7000 CAD split between students and charities of their choice
2. Second Place - $4000 CAD split between students and charities of their choice
3. Third Place - $2000 CAD split between students and charities of their choice
4. $2000 in other rewards
The hackathon is in-person at the University of Calgary campus in Alberta, but also available in a virtual model online. Throughout the two-day event, students will have the opportunity to build projects centered around a social change theme, listen to relevant talks about software development and social change, and work with qualified industry mentors to spin up their awesome hackathon projects. In the end, students will have the opportunity to showcase their project to judges live to compete for the first-place prize.
We invite students from all backgrounds to compete in this competitive and exciting challenge.
For in-person attendees, lunch and dinner are provided by our amazing sponsors.
Our event is generously sponsored by Benevity, the Hunter Hub, Cisco, Arcurve, the Schulich School of Engineering, Lighthouse Labs, AltaML, Amazon Web Services, Village Ice Cream, Helcim.