About


HackIR is an annual hackathon hosted by Iroquois Ridge High School. Over 150 students from all over Oakville and the Greater Toronto Area spend the course of 12 hours creating, developing, designing, and pitching a software or hardware project they build from scratch. During the event, students will also attend workshops regarding STEM and gain valuable collaborative, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.

HackIR has been apart of the Major League Hacking Local Hack Day for two years and this year is no exception. Local Hack Day is a global hackathon uniting thousands of students across the world. Participants across 100+ distributed campuses are able to connect with their local communities and other hackers through digital workshops, social media, and a global live stream. HackIR 2018 will take place on December 1 from 9 am to 9 pm.

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FAQ


What is a hackathon?

A hackathon does not necessarily have anything to do with hacking into computers. It is a 12-hour event where participants form teams, program, and create a project of their choice. The projects can range from fun mobile games to lifesaving applications. Participants are also able to attend workshops to grow their skill set as well as their network.

Do I need to know how to code?

Of course not! We will run various workshops to help you get started with programming. You can always find a team or ask any of our staff, and they will be willing to help!

Is this a team event?

You can build your own team if you would like, or we will get you synced up with a team when you arrive. Please limit your team to no more than four people.

What is the cost of attendance?

The event is absolutely free! Thanks to our wonderful sponsors, we are able to provide you with great swag, prizes, workshops, and food.

When is the event?

HackIR will commence at 9.00 am on Dec. 1st, 2018.

Where is the event?

HackIR will take place at Iroquois Ridge High School (1123 Glenashton Dr, Oakville, L6H 5M1).

Is food going to be provided?

Yes, we will serve you breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including vegetarian options.

What should I bring?

We highly recommend you to bring your own laptop and necessary chargers. However, if you cannot bring a device, some Chromebooks can be provided.

2018 Sponsors


Accenture LinkedKey
Spirit of Math
HackerEarth Inc. Manzoor Food Productions GreenVault
Metro Longo's StickerMule PizzaPizza

Partners


Major League Hacking HacktheNorth GlobeXCup