Capital One: Gift the Code
Think it. code it. gift it.
– Project Description
The Gift the Code hackathon is a Capital One Canada initiative to provide local charities with a tech boost in a creative and innovative manner. With Hackworks’ help, Capital One has connected with the tech community and has created a successful recruiting pipeline of developers, data scientists and product designers.
Over a 48-hour hackathon at the Globe and Mail Centre, more than 650 hackers worked tirelessly to help solve the challenge facing their charity.
Since 2016, the Gift the Code Hackathon has had a simple purpose at its core: to help our community leveraging our collective skills and use digital for good to help bridge the tech gap faced by local charities. Hence, teams were able to choose the charity they would like to identify solutions for, and worked along with their charity representative to learn more about the unique challenges the charity is facing to determine what needs to happen to help solve it.
Developed event strategy and generated a project plan
Designed event experience and finalized logistics
Utilized Hackworks platform for submission management, team assignment, and judging
Acquired stakeholders - charities and partners
Recruited judges, mentors, participants, and speakers
Ran hackathon and provided support for a successful hack
The Elevate team, working with founding partner TD, approached Hackworks to help create Toronto’s biggest hackathon. Over a 48-hour hackathon at MaRS, more than 500 hackers worked tirelessly rallying behind one theme: How can we use data and technology to make Toronto a more inclusive, safe and vibrant city in which to live and work.
Scotiabank Hack IT
Over a weekend in January, Scotiabank and Hackworks gathered the brightest budding technology and finance entrepreneurs to participate in the Scotiabank Hack IT: Debt Challenge. Over 100 coders, digital artists, and FinTech enthusiasts came together and built solutions that would help Canadians better manage their debt.