StarterHacks is all about learning, and harbouring a culture of creation and collaboration. We love first time hackers and are focused on helping you achieve your goals and expand your portfolio. Join us and 250 of your peers for a weekend of hacking and ideation. Learn important skills in coding, design and pitching, and tinker with multiple APIs and hardware. So come together to learn, make friends, and create cool new projects.
Create ideas today that change tomorrow
Gain the tools you need to succeed
Network and create relationships that will propel your career
When and where is StarterHacks happening?
Starter Hacks is taking place from March 11-12, 2017 at the Science Teaching Complex, University of Waterloo.
Who can apply?
Any university or highschool student! However please note that preference is given to first time hackers and first year university students.
What do I need to bring?
A charged and updated laptop, with any hardware that you want to work on (that we have not provided), a water bottle, comfortable clothes, yourself, and an inquiring, curious mind!
What can I hack on?
You can hack on anything you like! However we will have a sweet theme that will be revealed once you get to the hackathon. We will also be releasing the available APIs and hardware closer to the date. Please note that this is a MLH member event and you must follow their Code of Conduct.
I don’t have an idea or a team, what do I do?
We’ll help people find team members leading up to the hackathon. During the Hackathon we will also have a mingle session so you can find a team. We will also create a Facebook group in order to help you find other hackers as well.
Can I attend if I live far away?
Yes you can! However, please note that at this moment we cannot compensate you for travel!
I’m not a student, can I still attend?
Unfortunately, the purpose of StarterHacks is to help students gain familiarity and experience with hackathons, we cannot have non student participants. However, feel free to come out on Sunday to see the finished products, and if you would like to be a mentor please feel free to apply above. We thank you for your interest and hope that we can accommodate you in the future.