Launch Academy (startup-oriented co-working space) is hosting the “Iron Hacker” hackathon on Saturday, Dec. 8th. It’s in the mould of Iron Chef, where teams only learn the theme the day of, then have the day to make an app for that theme to present to a panel of judges and peers for a bunch of prizes for whichever team makes the best app. Example themes would be “Viral joke apps”, “one-player games”, or “dating apps”. The theme will also not be specific to any API, so you won’t be limited to whichever companies’ are sponsoring.
Hacker teams of 2–4
After registration the morning of the event, the theme of the hackathon will be revealed, and you have until 7pm to work on your hack
Use whatever APIs, platforms, or frameworks you like to deliver your hack
All presentations must be done on an organizer’s laptop: i.e. you need to demo something live on the internet. Exception: native mobile apps
Prizes awarded by judges based on how functional your team’s app is and how well it corresponds to the theme
“Iron Hacker” trophy will be awarded based on by peer judging of your team’s app
To keep this developer-centric, we’ve set up a couple hurdles for coders to get through before they can register (shouldn’t be a problem for even novice coders): http://ironhacker.org/
Hope to see you there!
Saturday, December 8, 2012 - 09:00 to 21:00
Launch Academy, 300 - 128 W. Hastings
Register here if interested
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 17:30
1100-1500 West Georgia St.
Work online or onsite at your university on tough, challenging coding problems aligned to SAP’s business strategy including Analytics, Mobile, Cloud and Big Data. Joining an on-campus event you will also have the opportunity to participate in a competitive interactive Gaming contest. You can program the algorithms in different languages including C++, C#, Java, Ruby, Python, Erlang, and more.
For more information and to register go to the SAP Code Slam page at https://sap.interviewstreet.com/challenges/.
No matter if you are an experienced, international programmer, a student, a newly minted graduate or a programmer who looks to jump start a career, everyone is welcome to participate in either the virtual or the on-campus part of our Code Slam.
(NOTE: Exact times on Oct 13-14 still TBC. The Code Slam is designed to be a 24 hour-type coding challenge event. If 30+ UBC students register for the event, then SAP will host an on campus event for this. Otherwise, UBC registrants will work virtually on the challenge questions.)
Copied from https://www.cs.ubc.ca/event/2012/10/sap-code-slam-global-coding-challenge
Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 09:00 to Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 12:00
Apps 4 Climate Action challenges Canadian software developers to raise awareness of climate change and inspire action by using B.C. data in new applications for the web and mobile devices. Aside from over $40,000 in cash and prizes, the contest is an opportunity for talented programmers to get considerable exposure across the country.
To help get the creative juices flowing, SAP is hosting a Hackathon for programmers in the Vancouver area. This is an opportunity for developers to meet, get advice from SAP engineers on data visualization and web services access, see new sustainability solutions from SAP, find collaborators for projects, and start CODING your app for the contest!
Full details and registration details for this free event can be found here.
Look forward to seeing UBC’s talent there!
Other contest-related links:
Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 17:00 to 21:00
SAP Yaletown, 910 Mainland Street
Imagine Cup 2009 Egypt is upon us; I would like to invite you to a quick overview session I will be holding.
This challenge is open to everyone, undergraduate and graduate students.
What is Imagine Cup?
Imagine Cup is a worldwide competition held by Microsoft to give students a simple way to exercise the skills they have acquired through school. Every year, the competition is given a new theme for new set of problem to be tackled.
What is it about this year?
Every day we hear somewhere in our world, people are in dire need of help. People are starving, diseases ravage communities. Basic education is out of reach for too many people. Dangerous shifts in the environment affect millions as countries struggle to develop in sustainable ways. It seems overwhelming—but we can’t throw up our hands and give up. The answers are all around us in thousands of ideas that happen every day. Solutions might be in the next few lines of code, a compelling photo or even a simple video game that can teach the world a lesson.
These small sparks set the world’s imagination on fire and lead to change that really matters. Technology can be the force that transforms these great ideas into real world solutions. And that’s the point of the Imagine Cup every year—to use technology to make a difference.
We need everyone—software programmers, hardware developers, artists and dreamers—to imagine a better world, then make it happen. The Imagine Cup brings together more than 200,000 students from over 100 countries around the world where they compete to help find the answers.
What are the different ways I could be challenged?
The Imagine Cup is a global student technology competition focused on finding solutions to real-world issues in these 9 categories:
- Software Design
- Embedded Development
- Game Development
- Robotics and Algorithm
- IT Challenge
- Short Film
Alright I want in, where do I sign up?
This site is where you sign up and find out more details about the competition.
Friday, November 21, 2008 - 12:10 to 13:00