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Think It. Code It. Gift It.


Are you a coder, designer or someone that loves to solve problems and find solutions?

Capital One Canada is kicking of a Hackathon on Friday, October 21, 2016 until Sunday, October 23rd, 2016. Join fellow coders, developers & designers as they problem solve & create solutions for six Toronto-based charities. This is a great opportunity to make a difference in a fun way! Participants will be put into teams of four to six people(or can sign up as a team) & challenged to create a technology solution for one of the charities involved. So come on out & make a difference.

It’s going to be hosted by Marc Saltzman at Brainstation in downtown Toronto. This is going to be a great opportunity to meet the developer community & partners of the hackathon. Charities being supported are Blake Boultbee, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Prosper Canada, Second Harvest, Toronto Pflag and Women’s Habitat.

Here is all the info you need to know for the Gift The Code Hackathon

WHEN: October 21st – October 23rd

WHERE: Brainstation, 460 King St. West (at Spadina), Toronto ON

WHY: Support accessibility for technology & innovation for the six charities!

WHAT: Hackathon – developers, designers & anyone with ideas come together to solve a problem through technology.

WHO: Capital One Canada with support from Hackworks & Brainstation.

So come out & support a great & unique hackathon experience while helping 6 charities make a difference & make an impact in your community! See you there.

Think It! Code It! Gift It!

For more information on the hackathon, or to sign up, visit http://giftthecode.ca

This post was sponsored by Capital One Canada.

Hack The 6: Toronto’s First Creative Hackathon

On June 19th, teams of artists, developers, and dreamers are invited to collaborate Toronto’s first creative hackathon. Groups will be competing to build the most innovative product as judged by a panel of city creatives for a chance to win $10,000. Throughout the event there will be an art exhibition and a live DJ.

More info and registration here: http://www.6hack.com/


#EdAppHack: Saturday, October 25th & Sunday, October 26th


We’re going to be joining learners, teachers and community app developers this weekend at the MaRS Discovery District for the #EdAppHack, a two-day learning opportunity, using the Hackathon model to address the changing dialogue between students and their teachers, mentors, and  industry professionals. #EdAppHack will be focusing on the theme of STEM and using the hands-on experience to address concerns and talking points on the changing nature of education, all while creating original apps and with the aide of various supportive  collaborators. There’s also going to be a keynote by Robleh Jama, founder of Tiny Hearts,  an award winning app studio based here in Toronto, and lots of industry professionals from all ends of Toronto.

Both students and teachers will be able to get their hands dirty, work together and collaborate to brainstorm, build and pitch their app ideas, and it’s all going down this weekend.  To get involved, visit edapphack.com and sign up.

PayPal Canada’s FIRST EVER Battlehack Toronto 2014 – May 31st – June 1st

In Toronto, Hackathons are either one of two things: Epic or not-so-epic. PayPal Canada will be showing us that come the weekend of May 31st in their monumental saga:

PayPal Battlehack 2014

 BattleHack is a series of hackathons held  at various cities worldwide that culminates in a World Finals held in Silicon Valley in November. Winner gets the title of Ultimate Hacker for Good and $100k USD. 

Seriously: the one reason to enter this contest of coding – a trophy’s an axe! A hefty axe.  The best way to kick off the hack season! Still, DON’T JUST TAKE MY WORD FOR IT! 1:00 in the video below. Yeah. That. So. Good.

Check out the link to register. Also, while you’re at it: check out some of the bodies after the jump! Alot of familiar faces looking to take this on! This is gonna be massive!

Stay Tuned to #devto for a chance to win a special hacking device at our next #devtoChat courtesy of PayPal Canada!


The Hackernest Inaugural Hackathon: CONSTUCT!

Our friends next door, Hackernest, are hosting a hackathon next month!

The Hackernest inaugural hackathon is Feb 22-23 - with a “next gen interface devices” theme. HNC is judging is based entirely on creativity and the innovative use of technology, not business plans or commercial viability. We’ll have hardware for you or you can bring your own.

Details: hackernest.com/construct. $10 for students, and a ridiculous 60% discount code for our DevTO friends:HACKERNESTLOVESDEVTO. Early bird tickets going fast – ZOMGhurry!

Come out to #devto, this month, for a chance to win a team pass to enter the hackathon!

The Energy Apps for Ontario Challenge

Right on the heels of last month’s MaRS Energy Hackathon, MaRS is back again with another challenge for developers, activists and community enthusiasts alike. You could win $50,000 in funding! For what? Read more below:


Developers, designers & entrepreneurs: The Energy Apps for Ontario Challenge is live! You have until 5pm on January 7, 2014, to submit a great new proof-of-concept app that will unlock the potential of Green Button-enabled electricity data.

Green Button is a standard that offers a secure way for consumers to share electricity data from smart meters. MaRS and the Ministry of Energy looking for the best apps that make use of the Green Button data standard to help Ontario households and small businesses better understand how they use electricity, and what they can do to conserve energy and save money.

In addition to the competition awards ($50,000), building applications on the Green Button standard unlocks the potential to access a growing market of consumers, in Canada and across the world, who are interested in solutions that help them manage their energy.

For details about the Green Button standard API, as well as the contest dates, times, requirements and judging criteria, please visit the contest website.


Check out this great little pdf. on the Green Button Initiative: GreenButton_Infographics_EN_04[6]


Hacking for Education: #HackForGood Hits Toronto this Weekend

The people who put on the “World’s Biggest Hackathon” at MaRS last month are back again for another great event. EduHack has teamed up with Prepr to bring #HackForGood on June 14th – June 16th. If you’re interested in education and tech, then this will be a great opportunity for you to learn how to bring the two together in exciting, innovative ways.

Here is a small description of the event:

EduHack #HackForGood this weekend!

Date: Friday, June 14, 2013 at 6:30pm – Sunday, June 16 2013 at 2:30 PM
Location: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at U of T, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto ON
Price: $20

Are you excited about education & technology? Do you have an idea you want to make happen? Then join EduHack this weekend as we bring the tech community together with educators to Hack For Good!

You’ll have a chance to connect with a great community, have fun and test your abilities, all with the chance to win great prizes! Register today athttp://eduhack.ca/register/

Collaboration is at the heartbeat of innovation and we are excited to see the great projects that you will develop. Let’s hack education together!

For more information: Please visit http://eduhack.ca/, or our eventbrite page at http://eduhack-es2.eventbrite.ca/?rank=1

Hack for Good This Weekend with Prepr and AngelHack!

Hey DevTO community! We have a great event that is happening this weekend that we’re sure you’d like to hear about: Hack for Good with Prepr and AngelHack

Sponsored by the Prepr Foundation, Hack For Good is a place for you to come out and to develop innovative solutions that benefit your community. Bring your best ideas and take it to the next level while competing for $100,000s in prizes and a chance to pitch to investors.

Here is more information on the event from the organizers:

Hack for Good with Prepr and AngelHack on May 18th
Date: Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 9:00 AM – Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 4:00 PM
Location: MaRS Centre, South Tower, 101 College Street Toronto
Price: $35, use coupon code preprhack for 75% off

Do you have an idea you’re ready to take to the next level and want to jumpstart it? Then join Prepr Foundation and AngelHack in our global hackathon this weekend, you can win $100,000′s in prizes, hack your way into our accelerator program and get to pitch to top investors – ALL that for just winning the hackathon! Register on eventbrite.

Prepr Foundation is sponsoring the event and inviting people to Hack For Good – come out and join our team to develop innovative solutions that benefit the community. We are an open education non-profit run by innovators, if you would like to learn more about our current hacks, or to join our team please contact us at info@prepr.org

The fun starts at AngelHack Toronto on May 18th, where you’ll find:

* 100′s of amazing developers & designers for you to work with
* Immediate attention and opportunity for your project to get accelerated
* Tech Media to run stories on winning teams
* An awesome community of mentors and expert judges
* And all those amazing prizes we mentioned above!

This isn’t your typical hackathon; this is the big leagues.
Show us what you’re made of, hack your way to the top all while making a difference.

For more information: Please visit AngelHack, Prepr or visit our eventbrite page.