Join us on March 13-14 for a 24 hour virtual hackathon open to all BCIT students with an interest in computing and entrepreneurship. Students from all faculties and of all skill levels are welcome. Sign up as a junior developer, a senior developer, a project manager, or a designer!

Come build a project with your peers to feature on your portfolio for future job searches. You can try out new technologies and connect with other BCIT students. Faculty/industry mentors available upon request for help with your ideas.

This is a low-stakes, casual, and free-of-charge event. A great way for you to experiment and socialize without any pressure! You also get to choose what problem your project solves.

The judges will be selecting the winning projects based on the following categories: Best UI/UX Design, Best Social Impact, and Best Business/Video Pitch. You’ll be choosing which project wins the People’s Choice award.

You can form a group of 4-5 of your peers or sign up alone and we’ll place you in a team according to your chosen role.

The event will kick off at 9:30am on Saturday. Coding will begin at 10am.

Register here: https://forms.gle/aFCmKjiNYYTtmgga8

Have questions about the event or have already signed up? Join us on our Discord server: https://discord.gg/5FqAukU4tj

Hack the Break 2021 is hosted by Coding for All, Women in Computing, and DTC Computing Club.

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$CAD2,400 in prizes

Best UI/UX Design

How visually appealing is the product?
Is the design intuitive and easy to use?
How well does it prevent error? ("Are you sure you want to submit?")
Does it have visible system status (Button Press Visual, Loading bar, etc)

Best Social Impact

How original is the idea?
Does it attempt/contribute to solve a local problem?
How far-reaching and accessible is the product?
Is the product applicable to the general public?
Did the team effectively explore alternative plans?

Best Business/Video Pitch

How much did the video sell the product?
Does it reach the right people/does it appeal to the target demographic?
Business model canvas completed and is it done thoughtfully
Was the app demo-d? Does the demo show the functionality of the app?

People's Choice

Most voted on Devpost

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Open to all current BCIT students in any faculty. You must provide your BCIT email address during registration.

Teams must be made up of 4 or 5 students, no exceptions. If you are signing up alone, we will put you into a group according to what role you selected during registration. We'll be doing our best to make teams that include at least 1 senior developer, 1 junior developer, 1 project manager, and 1 designer.

If you'd like to sign up with a friend or two, please find others to join you on our Discord's 'looking-for-team' channel.

Requirements

Teams are required to submit working, compiling code as well as a YouTube, Vimeo or Youku video demonstration of their project for evaluation.

The deadline for code submission is 10AM on Sunday, March 14, and the deadline for the video pitch submission is 12PM on Sunday, March 14. Both submissions will be through Devpost.

Judges

Maria
DTC Computing Club

David

David
DTC Computing Club

Joshua

Joshua
Coding for All

Nicole

Nicole
Women in Computing

Kevin

Kevin
Coding for All

Judging Criteria

  • Best UI/UX Design
    How visually appealing is the product? Is the design intuitive and easy to use? How well does it prevent error? ("Are you sure you want to submit?") Does it have visible system status (Button Press Visual, Loading bar, etc)
  • Best Social Impact
    How original is the idea? Does it attempt/contribute to solve a local problem? How far-reaching and accessible is the product? Is the product applicable to the general public? Did the team effectively explore alternative plans?
  • Best Business/Video Pitch
    How much did the video sell the product? Does it reach the right people/does it appeal to the target demographic? Business model canvas completed and is it done thoughtfully Was the app demo-d? Does the demo show the functionality of the app?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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