Create projects based on climate action and saving the environment in a collaborative setting.
About this Event
Join us as we launch the first ever city-wide chapter of Code The Change in Calgary! We want to celebrate this day by hosting a kickoff party and mini hackathon. The central theme of this event will be Climate Action. It's going to be a jam-packed, collaborative learning experience with a chance to work with industry experts and local non-profits.
The day will be filled with presentations from local non-profits, project mentoring from industry leaders, free lunch and dinner, and a hackathon event. This will be a great opportunity to gain industry experience as well as connect with industry mentors and like-minded individuals.
Note: Please also register for the event on our EventBrite page.
9am - 10am: Kickoff presentations from guest speakers and non profits
10am - 12pm: Ideation and team formations
12pm - 7pm: Mini hackathon focused on Climate Action
7pm - 8pm: Presentations and wrap up
About Code The Change
Code the Change is a community of computer science and engineering students using our skills for social change. We have worked alongside non-profit organizations for the last five years. Founded at Stanford University, Code the Change has spread to campuses across the US and Canada.
$CAD1,100 in prizes
The team with the project that scores the highest in the Idea criteria will have $400 to a charity of their choice (All prizes will be donated to charity).
This prize will go to the submission that most elegantly creates a positive impact on the climate. Functionality, design, and technical impressiveness will be judged. The team who wins will have $200 donated to a charity of their choice (All prizes will be donated to charity).
This prize is awarded to the group who demonstrates the following values:
1. Mentorship: Group members provide guidance and leadership towards younger and less experienced group members.
2. Equal Effort: Every group member plays a role in the creation of the submission.
3. Communication: Groups self-organize make decisions, and resolve conflicts in an efficient manner.
The team who wins will have $300 donated to a charity of their choice (All prizes will be donated to charity).
Participants will get to vote for an innovative, unique, and overall awesome submission! The team who wins will have $100 donated to a charity of their choice (All prizes will be donated to charity).
We will be giving away two raffle prizes of $50 at the end of the night to let winners pick a charity to donate to!
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Stephen de Kok
Hector Raul Perez Lugo
Submissions will be judged based on their perceived impact on climate action, theme, feasibility, and innovation.
Submissions are judged based on functionality, design, and technical impressiveness.
Groups are judged based on the following mentorship (groups provide guidance towards less experienced members), equal effort (every group member contributes to the project), and communication (groups make decisions and resolve conflicts efficiently).
- Social Good