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.

Schedule

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.

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Prizes

$CAD1,100 in prizes

Best Idea

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).

Best Implementation

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).

Collaboration Award

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).

People's Choice

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).

Raffle (2)

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!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Hannah Henderson

Hannah Henderson
Nureva

Stephen de Kok

Stephen de Kok

Sheldon Fuchs

Sheldon Fuchs

Will Fowler

Will Fowler
Benevity

Hector Raul Perez Lugo

Hector Raul Perez Lugo
Benevity

Judging Criteria

  • Idea
    Submissions will be judged based on their perceived impact on climate action, theme, feasibility, and innovation.
  • Implementation
    Submissions are judged based on functionality, design, and technical impressiveness.
  • Collaboration
    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).

theme

  • Social Good