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St. Thomas-Elgin Hackfest 2018


CASO Station, 750 Talbot St, St. Thomas, ON


Friday, November 16

6:00pm – 7:30pm - Registration & Networking

7:30pm - 8:00pm – Greetings & Guest Speaker – Gary Manning, Co-founder at Dipley

8:00pm – 24 hr Hackfest begins

Saturday, November 17

8:00pm – Hackfest competition ends

8:00pm – 9:00pm – Judging and Recognition


Suggested Team Size: 5 individuals

Number of Teams: 20

Cost: $20/person

Registration: Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.ca/e/st-thomas-elgin-hackfest-2018-tickets-47717332827?aff=efbeventtix


St. Thomas- Elgin Hackfest 2018 is an event designed to encourage collaboration, creativity and problem solving in a team environment. Over a 24hr period teams will endeavor to solve predetermined problems that require an open mind and a technological solution.


Team members should expect to:

  • Have fu
  • Learn something new
  • Meet new friends

 Team members could expect to:

  • Build a new app
  • Create new software
  • Start a new business

 All skill levels are welcome!

 *Register as a team or an individual. Individual participants will be connected with others to form a team.

Try Something New - Learn Something New - Life Is A Journey!

Meet our Guest Speaker Gary Manning

Gary Manning, Co-founder at Diply

 Diply.com receives over 150MM unique visitors, 850MM monthly page-views, and is ranked in the top 30 largest sites in the US, CA, AU, and the UK.

 “At Diply we are creating innovative ways for publishers to connect with content and communities. By connecting publishers with brands, visitors are able to connect with brand stories, share ideas, and connect with friends and family. Call us crazy, but we believe brands have the power to create content that truly adds value to people’s lives.”


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What is a Hackfest?


A hackfest is a design sprint-like event in which programmers, software developers, graphic designers, interface designers, project managers, subject-matter-experts, collaborate intensively on software projects. The goal of a hackfest is to create usable software.


Team members do not need to be coding experts. They could have strengths in:

-              Graphic design

-              Project management

-              Industry expert

-              Business experience


For more information email Jeff Sheridan at jsheridan@elgincfdc.ca

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