Let's gather together online and build hacks to help Canada. Beginner friendly, no experience necessary!

Hey Brampton! In honour of Canada Day, let’s use our creativity and improve our skills to build hacks to help our country! Join Brampton Library for our beginner friendly, online 2-day (30 hour) hackathon presented in partnership with Sheridan College and Testoper, to build your first hack, teach others and put your imagination, problem-solving and entrepreneurial skills to the test. 

Participants must register at bramptonlibrary.eventbrite.ca by June 30. 

Please review the eligiblity requirements below prior to registering.

Schedule: 

Day 

Time

Event /Activity

Saturday

9:30AM

Event check-in and team forming begins

Saturday

10:00AM  

Opening Ceremony; Hacking begins

Saturday

10:10AM  

Live Q & A with Organizers, Erin & Jen

Saturday

10:30 AM

Mini-Event Scavenger Hunt Challenge opens

Saturday

10:30AM-12:00PM

Workshop Python for Beginners presented by Testoper

Saturday

11:30AM-1:00PM

Workshop Introduction to MIT App Inventor  presented by Sheridan College

Saturday

12:30-1:00PM

Mini-Event Hacker Hangout

Saturday

1:30-2:30PM

Workshop  Why You Should Learn to Code (Even If You're Not a Developer) presented by Ramandeep Saini

Saturday

2:30PM

Mini-Event Digital Painting, Bob Ross-style 

Saturday

3:30PM

Workshop Beginner HTML/CSS/JS presented by Coder Cookies

Saturday

4:30-5:00PM

Mini-Event Canadian Trivia Game

 

Sunday

10:30AM

Office Hours How to Submit on DevPost

Sunday

11:00-11:30AM

Workshop How to Make a Pitch presented by Sheridan EDGE

Sunday

11:00AM-3:00PM

Mini-Event Digital Escape Room open

Sunday

12:30-1:00PM

Mini-Event Hacker Hangout

Sunday

2:30PM

Deadline to register on DevPost; soft submission deadline

Sunday

3:00PM

Submission deadline; Judging begins

Sunday

3:00PM

Live Demos begin

Sunday

4:00PM

Closing Ceremony

View full rules

Prizes

$CAD440 in prizes

Best Hack

Each member of the team (up to 4 members) that submits the Best Hack as determined by the judges will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Certificate.

Draw Prizes

All participants who submit a hack by the deadline will be automatically entered in a draw to win one of the following:
Raspberry Pi Desktop Kit
Google Home Mini
Google Nest Mini
Sheridan College Prize Pack
Brampton Library Prize Pack

EDGE Entrepreneurship Award

Fast-Track Admission to the Leap program at EDGE Sheridan

Explore entrepreneurship and turn your innovative ideas into reality. The EDGE Leap program offers workspace, mentorship, training and a community of like-minded people.

https://edge.sheridancollege.ca/programs/

Certificate of Participation

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Participants must register at bramptonlibrary.eventbrite.ca 

Brampton Library CANHack is open to: 

  • Ages 13 and older*
  • High school or post-secondary students, or recent graduates 
  • Residents of Ontario, Canada
  • Brampton Library card holders (Don't have a Brampton Library card? Sign up for a virtual card here. Membership is free to all residents of Ontario, Canada)

*Minors under 18 years of age must acknowledge that their parent/guardian is aware of their participation in the online hackathon.

Requirements

Each submission should include the following:

  • List of team members and a short description of their role
  • A product demo video (up to 3 minutes)
  • Short abstract of the project 
  • Any other links, videos, images or documentation that you feel demonstrate your hack.

Submissions do not have to be fully coded or functional in order to be judged; don’t be discouraged from submitting if your hack doesn’t work!

All hacks must be submitted before judging begins at 3:00PM on Sunday, July 5. Failure to submit a hack will result in disqualification.

Judges

Kader Khan

Kader Khan
EXFO and Testoper

Radha Tailor

Radha Tailor
Brampton Library Board Member

More judges to be announced

More judges to be announced

Judging Criteria

  • Learning
    Did the team try something new or learn something new? Were skills stretched and put to the test?
  • Completion:
    Although a finished hack is not necessary, did the team complete everything they set out to?
  • Teamwork
    Did the team help one another grow? Did the team try to overcome differences in skills?
  • Originality
    Does the hack solve a problem in a novel or unique way? Does the hack resemble anything currently in existence?
  • Design
    Has the team put thought into the design and user experience? Is it intuitive or are the graphics beautiful?
  • Ingenuity
    Has the team used anything interesting to solve a problem, such as a clever piece of code or a workaround?
  • Theme
    How well does the project fit the hackathon theme? Does it address a Canadian problem or issue?
  • Pitch
    How well does the pitch communicate the problem or need and the proposed solution? Does it define a target market or audience?