Join us March 11-12 for a 24-hour hackathon open to all Post-Secondary students with an interest in computing and entrepreneurship. Students from all faculties and of all skill levels are welcome. Sign up as a junior/senior developer, project manager, or designer!
Come build a project with your peers to boost your portfolio! You can try out new technologies and connect with other students.
This is a low-stakes, casual, and free-of-charge event. A great way for you to experiment and socialize without any pressure!
Team up to groups of 5 to build a new app!
The hackathon will begin at March 11, 09:00 AM PST.
Your team's video submission must be uploaded to DevPost by March 12, 12:00 PM PST.
Register here: https://hackthebreak2023.com/
Hack the Break 2023 is hosted by volunteers, including members from the BCIT Computing Club, Women in Computing, Coding for All, and BCIT Dev Hub.
Your video pitch must be submitted by March 12, 12:00 PM PST.
It must be a link to a Youtube video that is publically accessible.
It must 3 minutes long, give or take 10 seconds.
It must include:
- Project description
- The problem it's solving
- A demo of your project
$CAD5,020 in prizes
First place winners will receive $1500 CAD to be shared amongst their team
Second place winners will receive $1000 CAD to be shared amongst their team
Third place winners will receive $500 CAD to be shared amongst their team
Prize: CX True Wireless Sennheiser headphones
One for each team member
The application that demonstrates eye catching UI alongside an innovative and clear UX usage will win:
Wacom Intuos Wireless Graphics Drawing Tablets
for each member of their team.
BCIT Women in Computing Award
Award will be given to a team comprising of at least three female-identifying members. The judging parameters for this competition will emphasize ingenuity and an exceptional user interface. The executive team at BCIT WIC will be responsible for judging this category.
BCIT Computing Club Choice Award
Award will be given to the team that provides the most innovative solution to the main theme that demonstrates both originality and disruptive innovation(Team must consist of current BCIT students).
First Time Hacker Award
Awarded to a team entirely consisted of first time hackers only.
Audience Best Choice Award
The top 3 applications chosen by the community will receive
$100 CAD for their team.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Mansur Ali Mirani
Mastercard | Vice President, Vancouver Tech Hub
Mastercard | Software Engineer
Software Engineer II at Mastercard
Lululemon | Senior Solutions Architect
Electronic Arts (EA) | Site Reliability Engineer
Instructor - New Media Development Program at British Columbia Institute of Technology
Teaching Faculty at British Columbia Institute of Technology
Faculty of BCIT computing
Instructor at BCIT
Instructor at British Columbia Institute of Technology
Faculty at British Columbia Institute of Technology
BCIT Computing Club
BCIT Woman in Computing
"Does the project have a distinctive, visually appealing design that sets it apart from other submissions? Is it also user-friendly and easy to navigate?
Quality of Idea and Potential Impact
How innovative is the project? What specific problem does it solve, and how much value does it bring to its users? Additionally, we will consider if the project is usable for the general population.
Has the project been executed well? Are the features beyond wireframes and actually clickable, providing a seamless user experience?
How well does the project present itself? Does the demo feature an engaging and creative live walkthrough that showcases the project's features and benefits? Most importantly, does the demo effectively communicate the project's value to the audience?