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  • What is a Hackathon?

    A hackathon, also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest, is a design sprint-like event where team members made up of programmers, graphic designers, application interface designers, project managers and others collaborate on software projects.

    NOTE: All skills levels are encouraged to participate. No programming skills are needed to join a team.

    The goal of the hackathon is to create a prototype or wireframe by the end of the event. There is no restriction on the type of software or tools that can be used to create the wireframe or prototype.

    What is the challenge?

    The challenge will be based on solving a problem within a specific industry. For example, the food industry, sports, manufacturing, health, ect. The challenge will be announced at the kick-off event.

    What do we have to produce for the Hackathon?

    Teams of students (up to five per team) will have 72+ hours to produce a wireframe of an application to solve the proposed challenge.

    Who will judge the event?

    On competition day, industry leaders, scientists, engineers, technicians, and educators will serve as judges, bridging the connection between education and the STEM workforce.

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Team Goal

  • The Goal: Students will be challenged to create a web/mobile app that:

    • Inform users about the challenge
    • Empower others to address challenges within our region
    • Connect regional community members to resources and experts


Judging Criteria

    • Innovation of Solution
    • People Impace/User Needs
    • Application content
    • Feasibility
    • Quality of Presentation
    • Quality of Implementation


    • Awards will be given to the top three teams
    • Additional prizes may be awarded (best presentation, most creative, etc.)

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  • Diane Thomson
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