Registrations are still open!
What is BCHacks?
BCHacks will be the first Hackathon on UBC Okanagan campus located in Kelowna, BC, bringing together more than 150 students from the beautiful Okanagan valley. Friday January 17, 2020 from 6-9pm, we invite you to attend our non-traditional career fair where you can meet BC’s top talent. January 18, 19th, 2020 our 24 hour hackathon will take place where you can watch the talent unfold. The top students developers, designers, builders and thinkers will gather to build some of the most innovative app, website and hardware projects.
What is a Hackathon?
A hackathon is best described as an “invention marathon”. Anyone who has an interest in technology attends a hackathon to learn, build & share their creations over the course of a weekend in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. You don’t have to be a programmer and you certainly don’t have to be majoring in Computer Science.
I just graduated, can I still come to an event?
Yes. Anyone who has graduated within the last 12 months is still eligible to attend an MLH Member Event hackathon. After that, there’s plenty of non-student hackathons that exist for you to consider attending.
What if I don’t know how to code?
Not a problem! It’s entirely irrelevant what your experience is going into a hackathon, it’s more about your interest in technology.
Will I annoy people if I ask them questions?
Not at all! This is a common misconception about hackathons and in actual fact, it’s the complete opposite. The environment at these events are designed specifically to encourage everyone to have fun and help each other. If you’re ever stuck on anything, go find a volunteer who might be able to help and if not, they will almost certainly know who can.
How many people can I have in a team?
Team sizes can be anywhere from 3 to 4.
Do I have to pay to join the event?
The event is free! Just apply and you'll be on your way. However, we are unable to provide travel reimbursement at this time.