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Learn, Connect, Innovate

Sir John A. Macdonald Secondary School, Waterloo

May 2-3, 2020


IMPORTANT: Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19, the JAMHacks organizing team has made the difficult decision of cancelling this year's event in order to protect everyone's health and safety. However, the process of organizing JAMHacks 5 will soon begin. We hope to see everyone in the Spring of 2021, ready to learn and create. In the meantime, we'd like to restate the importance of social distancing and flattening the curve in order to protect our vulnerable populations. We hope all of you will continue to work on your passion projects throughout this time of uncertainty. Wishing everyone a safe and healthy season, The JAMHacks Team

What is JAMHacks?

JAMHacks is a hackathon—a 24-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—There will be workshops and mentors to guide you through making a software or electronics project, even if you’ve never coded before!

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I don’t know how to code?

JAMHacks is a hackathon—a 24-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.

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, 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.

Who can participate?

JAMHacks is open to any high school student in Ontario! You don’t need to have any experience! We will be accepting everyone who registers!

Is there any cost?

Nope! The event will be free for all participants thanks to the generous contributions of our sponsors.

What should I bring?

Bring your laptop, phone, charger, a reusable water bottle, sleeping bag, toiletries, and your student card or some form of ID. We will be providing meals and snacks, and sleeping rooms!

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?

Is there a code of conduct?Yes. In short, be respectful to other people. You can read the full version here.

Schedule

1:00-3:00
SIGN IN
2nd Floor Foyer
1:00-3:00
OPENING CEREMONIES
Auditorium
1:00-3:00
WEB DESIGN 101
Strawberry (2601)
1:00-3:00
DINNER
Cafeteria
1:00-3:00
HACKING BEGINS
1:00-3:00
PROJECT SHOWCASE AND JUDGING
Cafeteria
1:00-3:00
SIGN IN
2nd Floor Foyer
1:00-3:00
OPENING CEREMONIES
Auditorium
1:00-3:00
WEB DESIGN 101
Strawberry (2601)
1:00-3:00
DINNER
Cafeteria
1:00-3:00
HACKING BEGINS
1:00-3:00
PROJECT SHOWCASE AND JUDGING
Cafeteria
1:00-3:00
SIGN IN
2nd Floor Foyer
1:00-3:00
OPENING CEREMONIES
Auditorium
1:00-3:00
WEB DESIGN 101
Strawberry (2601)
1:00-3:00
DINNER
Cafeteria
1:00-3:00
HACKING BEGINS
1:00-3:00
PROJECT SHOWCASE AND JUDGING
Cafeteria

Our Sponsors

MEET THE TEAM BEHIND JAMHACKS

We're like-minded hackers like you

Cristian Bicheru

Sponsorship

Calder White

ORGANIZING LEAD

Andrew Wang

Design & Promotion

Yassine Hedhli

Logistics

Patrick He

Logistics

Kegan Allen

Logistics

Yina Gao

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Michelle Ma

Logistics