One hundred students from all disciplines from the GTA are invited to come create, challenge, and solve a real-world challenge over the weekend. This year, we are partnering with the Sheridan Centre for Elder Research to help come up with solutions around social isolation among older adults. We believe that the older adult demographic is an important part of our communities that we should know more about designing for, which is why we have chosen to tackle social isolation.
We are a very beginner-friendly hackathon and encourage all students - whether or not you’re experienced - to come out for the weekend and brush up on coding skills!
All Sheridan College students will be accepted until the event has reached maximum capacity.
Trafalgar Campus, Sheridan College, ON
Friday to Sunday, February 8-10, 2019
Thank you to our 2019 sponsors!
Are you interested in sponsoring Hackville? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can get involved.
Get ready to compete! $1000 in cash prizes will be available from AGE-WELL.
More prizes will be announced at the event. (Plus, swag and meals will be provided for free!)
What is a Hackathon?
A hackathon is a sprint-like event where innovators and inventors, usually students, can come together to solve real-world challenges using technology. They can be as long as an weekend.
Why should I compete?
Hackathons are immersive learning opportunities presenting students with real-world challenges to solve, insightful workshops, inspiring speakers, direct networking, and mentorship.
I don’t know any coding. Can I still compete?
Yes! As a beginner-friendly hackathon, we will set you up with the knowledge you need to start your first hackathon project, along with mentors.
How much is it to attend Hackville?
Hackville is completely free for 100 students! We want to make our event as accessible as possible, regardless of financial ability or otherwise.
Are there prizes?
There will be over $1000 in prizes which will be formally announced at the event.
How many people are allowed on a team?
We are allowing team sizes of up to 5 people on a team.
I don't have a team. What should I do?
At the very beginning of the hackathon we will hold a team building session for anybody who does not have a team at that time.
How do I know if I should compete?
Anybody no matter what skill level should compete. Hackathons are a great way to gain experience, network and learn new tricks to solving real problems.
What can I build?
Anything! We encourage any and all forms of solutions: whether it’s a game, app, hardware, AR, or anything at all.
Can I start working on my hack before the hackathon?
No, you will be disqualified if a submitted project was worked on prior to the hackathon weekend. All coding and design work must be done during the hackathon weekend.
Do I need to bring anything?
Laptop, pens, paper and any other tools you may use to solve problems. We will provide food, power and a safe work environment for all teams.
Is there a code of conduct?
Yes! As we are a Major League Hacking event, our hackers will be expected to sustain the MLH Code of Conduct.
My question isn’t here. Who can I contact?
No worries, please e-mail us at email@example.com and we will be more than happy to answer your question!