Hamilton's first 24-hour high-school hackathon is back.

Hackers unite. 24 hours of workshops, fun activites, and innovating!

As a group of innovative high-school students, we decided to bring our passion for all to enjoy once again. With over 200 high-school hackers all over Canada and only 24 hours to spend, possiblities are limitless. Holding innovative workshops and fun activities, we hope Hack The Hammer II becomes a experience never forgotten.

Hackathons are events where people get together, dream up crazy ideas and transform them into reality using code. Form a team, use your creativity to build a project, pitch it to a judge and compete for prizes. Along the way there'll be mentors there to help you and workshops for you to learn new things.

We're creating a friendly, welcoming environment for beginners. Otherwise, if you're a hackathon veteran, amazing! Build an awesome project, share your experiences and pick up new skills along the way.

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Participants: Accepted Hack The Hammer II applicants
Country: Any


Include all neccessary repositories/source files for your project! We will need them to approve your project for submission, with an enforced no-write policy after submissions are closed.

Your hackathon submission must follow the Hack The Hammer Code of Conduct. Any project that violates Hack The Hammer's Code of Conduct can be subject to disqualification. 






Judging Criteria

  • Technical Difficulty
    Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is it just some lipstick on an API, or were there real technical challenges to surmount? This is the most important criterion that your hack will be judged upon for the general prizes.
  • Originality
    Is the hack more than just another generic social/mobile/local app? Does it do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem?
  • Polish
    Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well designed?
  • Usefulness
    Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?