HackerNest Construct 2014: Mind & Motion is a 24-hour annual programming competition focused entirely on creativity and the innovative use of technology. Zero focus on business plans, commercial viability, and monetization.
“Mind and Motion” – is all about building neat stuff that involves spiffy next-generation interface devices. Yep. Think BCI, neural and gesture-based controls, biometrics, augmented reality, wearable computing, tangible and sensor network interfaces, and all the funky stuff you see in movies.
Join CONSTRUCT to…
- Flex your intellectual horsepower, make a demo that’ll actually demo (no PowerPoint!)
- Hack something new; not just re-purpose an existing ecommerce play!
- Meet likeminded crazies, just like you
- Get bragging rights, cool prizes, and an after-party to de-stress
(TBA, but these will be cool. Promise.)
When: Weekend of February 22nd and 23rd, 2014
Where: Mozilla HQ, 366 Adelaide Street West, #500, Toronto, ON M5V 1R9
Our previous hackathon was probably one of Canada’s largest with 430+ attendees, 250+ hackers, 60+ demos
Judges will be prominent tech nerds that will score demos based on functionality and coolfactor. We’ll announce them soon, but here’s who was on the panel last time:
Sponsorship packages available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Previous sponsors included:
HackerNest is a nonprofit that builds supportive “Silicon Valley” type tech communities – everywhere – through unpretentious social events and hackathons. Our ultimate goal is to empower people with more relevant and accessible tech education. Not content with being Canada’s largest, fastest growing tech meetup, there are HN “splinter cells” popping up in a growing number of cities around the world.
Jean-Luc David & Johnny Chauvet are seasoned hackathoners who just won best Open Graph app at Facebook and best software at the Toronto NASA hackathon. Jean-Luc founded Alertly (alertly.co: DIY home, office, or car security system). Johnny created the UI for apps like Cardign (cardign.com: ‘add-contacts’ face-recognition) and designed for large Canadian brands like Rogers and CTV.
More details coming soon. Registration and welcome Saturday morning, hackathon kick-off from 1pm Saturday to 2pm Sunday (yes, we know, that is a full 24 hours).
9 AM: Doors Open – eat up.
12 PM: Last minute recruiting
1 PM : Hackathon begins
2 PM – 5 PM: Sponsor breakout sessions 7 PM: Dinner
9 AM: Breakfast
2 PM: Hackathon ends
3 PM: Demos begin
5 PM: Winners announced
6 PM: Hackathon afterparty
These are real simple. In a nutshell:
- teams of 1 to 5 hackers
- fresh code only
- demos must be demos, no slideshows
- all attendees must have excellent personal hygiene
Our ultra-simple rules can be found here.
You have questions, we have answers.
Explain to me what a 'hackathon' is. Hack a what?
How many can I have in my team?
I want to start or need to join a team?
Can I leave in the middle of it?
Full FAQ here.