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Campbell River Hackathon 2019

May 2 @ 3:30 pm - May 3 @ 4:30 pm

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One event on April 20, 2019 at 3:30pm

Free

The ideas of today create the change of tomorrow. What vision do you hold for the future of Campbell River’s youth? You innovate. We listen.
About this Event

Who: All students grades 9 through 12.
What: A FREE 10 hour-long innovation marathon where students will work in teams of 4 to develop solutions to promote a youth-friendly City. Free food and prizes included!!
When: May 2, 2019 3:30pm- 6:00pm; and
May 3, 2019 9:00 am – 5:00pm
Where: Sportsplex room 1

Spaces are limited, so be sure to register quickly!

What is a Hackathon?
A hackathon is an “innovation marathon” that focuses on collaboratively developing solutions and ideas. Over the course of 10 hours, students grades 9-12 will have the chance to get the creative juices flowing and explore modern-day solutions for promoting a youth friendly City in Campbell River.

Why should I join?
As the first ever hackathon in Campbell River, this is a great way to get involved in the community. Did we mention there will be free food and lots of prizes?! The hackathon is meant to promote creativity and entrepreneurship, as well as to help students develop their skills in programming, project management and marketing. Participants get to work together through technical and practical means to come up with solutions they feel will benefit the future of Campbell River’s youth.

All project ideas will be judged by a panel at the end of the event, and monetary prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. The winning team will even have the chance to present their potential solution to City Council!

Do I need to know how to code?
Need not worry if you don’t have tech experience! During the two day event, workshops will be hosted by professional trainers, and mentors will be available to help each team’s idea come to light. Groups will have the opportunity to do whatever they want, but some examples might include building a game, app, or website. The sky is the limit!

Who is sponsoring and what is provided?
The Hackathon is being sponsored by the City of Campbell River’s Economic Development, Recreation & Culture, Information Technology, and Long Range Planning & Sustainability Departments, as well as the City’s Youth Action Committee.

The City’s Information Technology department will be providing laptops as needed.

Snapchat: yacofcr19
More updates can be found on our snapchat above.
For more information, contact: jennifer.furst@campbellriver.ca or 250-286-5304.

Details

Start:
May 2 @ 3:30 pm
End:
May 3 @ 4:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://campbellriverhackathon.eventbrite.ca

Organizer

City of Campbell River
Phone:
2509237911
Email:
Linda.Nagle@campbellriver.ca

Venue

Campbell River Sportsplex
1800 South Alder Street
Campbell River, BC V9W 7J1 Canada
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Phone:
(250) 923-7911
Website:
http://www.campbellriver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/facilities/sportsplex