HackVictoria is taking place this weekend, March 12th and 13th, at the University of Victoria. It is an event for developers and designers of all skill levels to launch a project to make Victoria better. The objective is to find something in Victoria that could be better and make it awesome with technology.

A past project was a safe route finding app that limits available walking routes to streets with lighting. Another was a dog spotting app that mashes dog licensing data with a maps API to determine which breeds are most likely to be seen in which parks.

The hackathon is open to anyone with an interest in design or development, from novices to pros. You can come alone or with your friends. You can work on a project individually or join a team of 2 to 5 people. Choose a project and crush it with your technology weapon of choice.

The event begins on Saturday at 10 am with an opening ceremony and rules overview and wraps up on Sunday at 2 pm with an awards ceremony. The hacking runs between 12 pm on Saturday to 12 pm on Sunday. Teams present their projects right after on Sunday.

Projects will be judged under four categories: technical complexity (weighted against the ability of the team), the benefit to the community, presentation, and the demonstration (does it work).

There are prizes up for grabs, but like your mother always failed to convince you, it is the participation that counts. By just turning up you will get to meet great people, share ideas, learn a new skill, and of course, make something awesome together.

Beanstream is proud to be on board as a gold sponsor of the event. For more information and to register, please go to hackvictoria.com. Good luck to all participants!
Aengus Bates

Aengus Bates

Aengus is a developer advocate based in Victoria, BC with a background in communication and collaboration apps, and web payments. He is interested in transparent UX, lean development and open source. When not writing about himself in the third person he runs up hills, skis on the flat and rides his bike everywhere in between. Fiddle dee dee potatoes.
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