BLOCHACKS is the first annual hackathon in the city of Montreal that is focused on hacking social causes. We are strong believers that technology can help fix and improve the majority of disasters and social problems the world is currently facing today. We see an ever increasing gap between the Non Profit (as well as Non-Governmental) world and emerging technology. Supported by the Social Innovation Catalyst known as DevBloc we believe we can help motivate and inspire the Montreal community to build, create, structure, design, and innovate solutions to global issues.
We are teaming up with the UNHCR to put all our attendees to the test to solve one of their most prominent problems they are facing on the field. This hackathon will be assessing the ideas, design, concept, and innovation of the solutions put forward by its participants.
WHERE CAN I REGISTER?
IS THIS FREE?
OF COURSE IT IS! WE ARE FOCUSED ONLY ON THE SOLUTIONS, SO WE BELIEVE ANYONE SHOULD HAVE THE CHANCE TO HACK!
WHAT IS THE JUDGING CRITERIA?
OUR PANEL IS MADE UP OF LEADING EXPERTS IN DIFFERENT INDUSTRIES, AND WILL JUDGE IDEAS BASED ON DESIGN, INNOVATION, FUNCTIONALITY, AND TECHNOLOGY USED.
I CANNOT PROGRAM VERY WELL OR AT ALL CAN I STILL COME?
NO WORRIES, AS MENTIONED ABOVE WE ARE LOOKING FOR MORE THAN JUST CODING. ASPECTS SUCH AS DESIGN, FUNCTIONALITY AND THE INNOVATION OF THE IDEA ITSELF ARE EXTREMELY VALUED
CAN I COME? WHO IS ALLOWED?
THIS IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, EVERYONE IS ALLOWED.
I DO NOT HAVE A TEAM WHAT DO I DO?
SIGN UP ANYWAYS, WE WILL TEAM YOU UP WITH OTHER INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE LOOKING FOR A TEAM.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR THE EVENT?
A GREAT RULE OF THUMB WHEN ATTENDING HACKATHONS IS TO COME WITH ALL YOUR REQUIRED SOFTWARE INSTALLED AND READY TO GO.
WHAT CAN/SHOULD I BRING WITH ME?
YOUR LAPTOP AND CHARGER, CELLPHONE AND CHARGER, TOILETRIES (TOOTHBRUSH, TOOTHPASTE, DEODORANT, ETC.), EXTRA CLOTHES
PLEASE RESPECT OUR CODE OF CONDUCT WHICH CAN BE FOUND BELOW
CODE OF CONDUCT