CBC / Radio-Canada Hackathon 2019

CBC and Radio-Canada have partnered up to come up with this year’s Hackathon. A three-day competition where you are challenged to improve or hack CBC’s products and services. The theme of this year’s hackathon is personalization, where you use your creativity, ingenuity, data and technology to offer personalized features that meet the needs of Canadians.

Your team, consisting of three to five people will come up with a functioning prototype to increase user experience. Where each of you has the possibility of winning the cash award of $2000 per team member. The winning prototype will be evaluated for originality, code quality, positive impact, sustainability and scalability.

Who can take part: To participate, you must be a Canadian resident and 18 or older. You can register as a designer, developer or strategist whether you are a student or a professional.

Deadline to register: December 10th, 2018

Event: February 1st to 3rd in Montreal and Toronto!

Want to find out more information and register? Please visit: http://bit.ly/2CgfjiG

Hackathon Brought to You by Agorize

Interview with Stéphane Prouvost, Community Builder North America

What is Agorize and what do you provide?

Agorize is a platform which connects students, coders, and entrepreneurs with famous brands through online innovation challenges and hackathons.

Agorize provides an online platform that enables you to form teams with innovators across the globe, collaborate online, learn new skills, get mentorship, and co-innovate with brands. Upon registration, you will join a unique community of 4 million innovators in 185 countries. Our community is mainly composed of students, young graduates, programmers, and entrepreneurs.

How did it start? When? By Who?

Charles Thou, Yohann Melamed, and Yohan Attal met in Paris during their Masters, in 2010. They used to compete in numerous student challenges and hackathons and they loved it. However, if someone doesn’t live in the right city and is not available during the right weekend, they just can’t participate. So, they had the idea of building an online platform that would enable any innovator to experience hackathons remotely.

What’s in it for innovators?

Whether you’re a student, a young graduate or a coder, taking part in hackathons is a great way to gain experience by solving concrete problems. You also get to have an impact on future products and services. They help you expand your network faster. And you get to be recruited on merit. The cherry on top: you can win prizes or cash if you make it to the top 3 teams.

What initiatives does Agorize have?

We currently have 5 challenges open to students living in Canada

– Bayer Digital Campus Challenge: how digital technologies can be used in healthcare to improve people’s lives?

– Talent for France: help the most promising French startups in their development.

– Play Your Airport: help to create a unique airport city and win a round-the-world trip.

– Groupe SEB Tech Challenge: What will home robots of the future look like and how will they help us managing daily chores?

– CBC/Radio-Canada Hackathon 2019: What type of content personalization—and for which CBC/Radio-Canada digital products—would increase the product’s reach and the role of local communities?

Discover more challenges on this link

Why is CBC hackathon a great opportunity?

The CBC/Radio-Canada hackathon is a great opportunity for students and developers to help to shape the future of digital media.

This year’s topic is content personalization. Participants get to build a real prototype that will help CBC/Radio-Canada better engage with citizens.

Whether you’re a programmer, designer, project manager or strategist, you are all welcome to participate. You have until November 30 to register, form a team and submit your project. If your idea is selected, you will be invited to a unique 3-day prototyping and learning experience at CBC’s headquarters in Toronto or Radio-Canada’s headquarters in Montreal on February 1-3. More details on CBC/Radio-Canada Hackathon 2019

*the word hackathon stands for hacking marathon. It is an event where programmers and innovators gather to solve a problem over the weekend.

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