A huge thanks to everyone who attended, sponsored, or supported JAMHacks 2017. Hope to see you again next year!
JAMHacks is Waterloo's first high school hackathon. On April 9th 2017, 100 high school students from all over Ontario came together for 12 jam-packed hours of creativity, innovation and learning!
What is JAMHacks?
JAMHacks is a hackathon—a 12-hour-long "innovation marathon." You'll work in teams of up to 4 to create an app, game, website, robot, gadget, or whatever your heart desires.
What else is JAMHacks?
JAMHacks is also a learnathon—We'll be running workshops to guide you through making a software or electronics project, even if you've never coded before!
What if I don't know how to code?
No problem! A hackathon is a great way to quickly pick up new skills. We'll have workshops and mentors to guide you from your first line of code to writing your own app or website!
Do I need to have a team?
Nope! We'll have time for team formation at the event, which is a great way to meet cool new people. That said, if you have some friends who are interested, you can definitely form a team ahead of time!
Can I build a hardware/electronics project?
Absolutely! We'll have a shop open with soldering irons and small components (resistors etc.) for you to use. Also, Intel will be providing some kits!
Who can participate?
JAMHacks is open to any high school student in Ontario!
Is there any cost?
Nope! The event will be free for all participants thanks to the generous contributions of our sponsors.
How many people will be accepted?
We should have enough room to accept everyone who applies!
What should I bring?
You should bring your laptop, phone, charger, and your student card or some other form of ID. We will provide food and snacks!
What if I'm not a high school student?
We'd love to have you as a mentor! You can register here.
Is there a code of conduct?
Yes. In short, be respectful to other people. You can read the full version here.
Want to know what we did last year? This was the schedule of the day.