Rescheduled to May 5–6, 2018

Sir John A. Macdonald Secondary School, Waterloo

Registrations are now closed! Make sure to get your forms signed:

Waiver | Guest Contract (for non-SJAM students)

About

JAMHacks 2 is Waterloo's biggest high school hackathon! On May 5–6, we are bringing together 200 students from high schools all over Ontario for a full 24 hours of creating, learning and innovating.

FAQ

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—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.

Who can participate?

JAMHacks is open to any high school student in Ontario! You don't need to have any experience!

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 be accepting everyone who registers!

What should I bring?

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

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.

I have another question.

Feel free to email us at [email protected] or send us a message on Facebook.

Schedule

Here is the schedule of the weekend! Please plan to arrive between 2:00⁠–⁠2:30pm to sign in, find a spot and get settled in.

Saturday May 5
2:00–2:45pm
Sign In
2nd Floor Foyer
3:00–4:00pm
Opening Ceremonies
Auditorium
4:00pm
Hacking begins!
4:00–5:00pm
Web Design 101
Strawberry (2601)
5:00–6:00pm
Python 101
Strawberry (2601)
Making Chat Bots with Cognitive Services
By Microsoft
Peach (2602)
6:00–7:00pm
Dinner
Cafeteria
7:30–8:30pm
Python 102
Strawberry (2601)
Maps and Apps — Spatial Data with ArcGIS
By Esri
Peach (2602)
8:30–9:30pm
Web Design 102
Strawberry (2601)
Build Serverless Web Apps with Firebase
By Google
Peach (2602)
9:30–10:30pm
Machine Learning with TensorFlow
By Google
Peach (2602)
11:00–11:45pm
Cup Stacking
2nd Floor Foyer
12:00am
Midnight Snack
2nd Floor Foyer
Sunday May 6
12:30–1:00am
Werewolf
Strawberry (2601)
8:30–9:30am
Breakfast
Cafeteria
10:30–11:30am
How to Pitch
By Omicron
Strawberry (2601)
12:00–1:00pm
Lunch
Cafeteria
2:00pm
Submission deadline
2:30–4:00pm
Project Showcase and Judging
Cafeteria
4:00–5:00pm
Dinner
Cafeteria
5:00–5:30pm
Closing Ceremonies
Auditorium

Please arrange to be picked up between 5:30⁠–⁠6:00pm!

Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring? Shoot us an email at [email protected], or check out our sponsorship package.

Partners

The Team

Meet the people behind JAMHacks 2!

Ethan Guo
Ethan Guo
Lead Organizer
Zach Chapman
Zach Chapman
Sponsorships
Fred Chun
Fred Chun
Logistics
Leon Fattakhov
Leon Fattakhov
Logistics/Food
Bob Huang
Bob Huang
Finance
Hyunzee Kim
Hyunzee Kim
Promotions
Advait Maybhate
Advait Maybhate
Hacker Experience
Kyungbin Son
Kyungbin Son
Promotions
Calder White
Calder White
Logistics