We're back with the 5th iteration of North America's largest beginner-friendly hackathon, UBC Local Hack Day! Only with our local community relocating to their homes around the world, we decided to leave behind "Local" Hack Day, and bring you all to the greater outdoors and online with our newly rebranded HackCamp.

This year, HackCamp's Learn Day and Build Day will span across a single weekend - featuring a full day of workshops and our annual 12-hour-long beginner-friendly hackathon.

Learn more and register at: https://hackcamp.nwplus.io

HackCamp Day 1: Learn Day (Dec 5, 9:30am - 10:30pm PST)

The first day of HackCamp is 9+ hours worth of beginner-friendly workshops to help you gain a ton of new tech skills and prepare you for HackCamp Day 2: Build Day. We will be hosting workshops that will help you set-up, design, and build your very own project from start to finish! If you are starting your journey into the world of hackathons we highly recommend attending. Our event is tailored to both coders and non-coders so experience is not required.

HackCamp Day 2: Build Day (Dec 6, 8:30am - 9:30pm PST)

The second day of HackCamp is our annual beginner-friendly hackathon you know and love, it will be focused on building, hacking, and of course, teamwork! Students new to technology will have the opportunity to come together and learn how to build cool projects together. HackCamp revolves around inclusivity, diversity, and accessibility — we encourage you to work on a project that focuses on these three main pillars.


As we always have, HackCamp will work on a first-come, first-served basis. We welcome individuals of all backgrounds and tech experience levels, with HackCamp catering to beginners.

Registration is open to students from ALL SCHOOLS, not just UBC students! We welcome university/college and high school students, as well as recent graduates within 1 year of graduation.

We recommended 2-4 people per team, so make sure everyone on your team is registered. There will also be a team-formation event on the day of the event, so don't worry if you don't have a team!

Register at https://hackcamp.nwplus.io


You'll need to do a 5 minute video demonstration of your project!

Please submit your project and choose which charity you'd like to donate to! 1 donation per project. 

Hackathon Sponsors


$CAD2,700 in prizes

SAP -- Best Hack that improves Diversity in the workplace

Build a technology to improve diversity in the workplace, addressing one or more of these challenges:

- Improving the recruitment process to be more inclusive for diverse candidates
- Improving ways for retention and promotion of those currently underrepresented in technology careers
- Increasing accessibility in the workplace through technology
- Promoting a more inclusive work environment
- Helping with mental wellness in the workplace, and/or reducing stigma
- Promoting a culture that favours a multi-generational workforce

JBL Wireless Noise Canceling headphones, 1 pair for each team member, up to 4 members

Exclusive conversation with the Vancouver Analytics Cloud Development team, to learn more about SAP and the offices in Yaletown!

Kabam -- Best UI/UX Design

Kabam will be sponsoring a prize for BEST UX/UI DESIGN. Criteria for this prize is Visual quality, Optimization and Well thought-out UI Design.

Each member of the winning team will receive a $100 gift card for Uber Eats.

Redbrick -- Best GraphQL Hack

Build a website that uses GraphQL to visualize how inclusivity, diversity, and accessibility are all connected.

The prizes will be 4 gift cards of $50 CAD for either Amazon or Best Buy.

Teck Resources -- Best Climate Change Hack

Teck Resources will be sponsoring a prize for the project that best addresses the rapidly evolving problem of climate change using technology. Submissions for this prize will be evaluated on Use of Technology, Presentation, Relevance, and Feasibility.

$1500 Visa Gift Card for the winning team (1 giftcard only).

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Peer Judging

Peer Judging

Judging Criteria

  • Submissions
    Peer Judging will be happening through videos! Each hacker will need to judge 3-4 other projects and give feedback. Each team will receive written feedback on their project as well as an averaged rating from 1-5 on each rubric category.

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