Empowering youth to learn A.I. and M.L.
We are back and on the horizon!
Ignition Hacks 2021 is a virtual hackathon designed to introduce participants to artificial intelligence and its various applications through a series of workshops and seminars featuring guest speakers. Furthermore, in combination with the current COVID-19 pandemic, through our hackathon, we aim to both increase enrichment and student opportunities: Particularly directed towards young women in the STEM industry.
Transition into post-secondary stress free
Ignition Hacks is proud to collaborate with iAscend. iAscend is a student-led nonprofit organization, funded by the University of Toronto, with the principal objective of equipping and empowering students with the necessary resources that they need to thrive within their respective institutions. Learn more about them here.
Divisions at ignition hacks
For Beginner/First-Time Hackers, Division Sigma is the challenge stream for you! Hackers will team up to participate in a series of workshops, followed by a short task, called a "Proof", which are graded by the judges. By the end of Ignition Hacks, Hackers will have created a final project and the winners will be the team with the highest overall score on each "Proof".
Frequently asked questions
What is a hackathon?
A hackathon is an event dedicated to gathering both aspiring and experienced computer programmers to work upon and create a product, based on a given question or theme. This key question or theme is what diversifies hackathons from one another. A typical hackathon ranges from a 24 to 72 hour event, filled to the brim with immersive workshops and guest speakers. During this time, participants use a combination of their newfound knowledge along with past experiences to come up with a product. In a hackathon, participants can decide to work in teams or individually. Finally, prizes are offered to participants with the best projects at the end of the event.
Who can participate?
Any student aged 13-19 can join Ignition Hacks 2021!
How many people can be on one team?
4 Hackers can form one team at Ignition Hacks. You can form a team before or during the event.
What platform will Ignition Hacks be hosted on?
Communication at Ignition Hacks will take place on Discord, workshops and speakers will be hosted on Hopin, and project submission will occur on DevPost.