HACKCOUVER 2020

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Introducing Hackcouver 2020!

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Join us at Hackcouver 2020 with like-minded high school students across the lower mainland from beginner hackers, business leaders, and or emerging developers. Create a product, analyze a case study, learn new skills, and create new connections all in our 2-day event.

All skill levels are welcomed

Just starting on Python? Guru at Android Studio? Have an app idea you want to share? Regardless of your skill levels and interests, you are invited to attend Hackcouver 2020.

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1. After applying and accepted to attend Hackcouver 2020, hackers will have the opportunity to form teams of 4 - 5 people of various skills. We recommend having an equal split of both technical and non-technical hackers.

2. You will be given a case study based on a global issue and for the next 12 hours, you and your team will attempt to create a solution to this issue by creating a coded prototype and ensuring its feasibility in the current market with business analytical research.

3. At the end of 12 hour period, you will have the opportunity to showcase your solution by pitching it to a panel of judges. These judges will be grading you on your creativity, feasibility, and how innovative your solution is.

Hackcouver[2020].details

Time: April 4 1:00pm to 6:00pm, April 5 8:00am to 6:00pm
Location: UBC Sauder School of Business

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Meet Our Venue

Hackcouver 2020 will be hosted at UBC Sauder School of Business!

Our Core Theme and Mascots

CO-d!

Introducing our HackBot: CO-d! This will be the @hackcouver mascot for our comp.sci students participating in our upcoming Hackathon. Inspired by the dedicated and passionate nature of computer coding, Co-d can’t wait to meet you all at Hackcouver 2020!

Hack Tank

Fan of Shark Tank? Interested in both business and technology? Then the Hackcouver 2020 theme, Hack Tank is for you!
Solve a company crisis by creating a coded prototype of your product idea and conducting marketing research for feasibility. Pitch your team’s product to a panel of industry professionals about your product.

Biz-E

Introducing our HackBot: Biz-E! This will be the @hackcouver mascot for our business students participating in our upcoming Hackathon. Inspired by the charismatic and organized nature of entrepreneurship, Biz-E can’t wait to meet you all at Hackcouver 2020!

Hackcouver[2020] .FAQ

What’s a Hackathon?

An event where teams of technology and business passionates produce a marketable product as a business solution.

How big can my team be?

Four to five students. We recommend two developers, a designer, and a businessperson, but don’t worry if you can’t find the exact proportions. Don’t be afraid to ask us for help-- our team will be eager to help you find a team.

What if I don’t have a team?

No worries! We’ll help you find a team and make sure no one is left out. If you are really keen, you can find participants with similar interests on Hackhub to get a headstart!

What if I want to work with my friends?

Once you are accepted to Hackcouver 2020, you will be given the option to fill in a team placement form and have the opportunity to work with whoever you would like! Once accepted, you may fill in a team placement form to work with whoever you like!

What if I don’t have any coding experience?

Hackathons are a great place for learning! We will have workshops to teach you how to make a simple hackathon product. Mentors will be everywhere to help you. By the time you walk out, you’ll have built new connections, skills, and a project under your portfolio.

How is Hackcouver different than other hackathons?

At other hackathons, you may code a project without applying it to anything else. At Hackcouver 2020, you will be applying both programming and business skills to a real company issue.

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What is Hackcouver Foundation?

We, the Hackouver Foundation, are a non-profit organization hosting Hackcouver 2020, Vancouver’s Hackathon for high school students. After participating in Hackathons in the Vancouver area we noticed that all of them were catered towards University students. Thus, we decided to start a Hackathon catering towards high schoolers to have the same University hackathon experience. Our mission is to empower youth in technology and business for them to have the confidence and skills to flourish in University level hackathons, as well as to real-life problems, via empowering them with opportunities to network with Vancouver's tech community, learn from experienced mentors and listen to guest speakers!

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