CalgaryHacks 2024 is a 24 hour sprint-style, competitive programming contest designed to promote creativity, collaboration, and innovative thinking. In the spirit of a sprint-style event, groups (1-5 people) will be presented with 3 prompts the day of the event and will be tasked with developing a solution to the prompt of their choice. Participants will have total creative control over how they address the prompt, submissions could be anything from a live website to a proof-of-concept.

Please register before 10:00 am on February 17th!

See CalgaryHacks 2023 Winners for some examples of previous projects. 

This is the premier opportunity for students of all levels, from high school to graduate, to apply their skills in a practical and resume boosting way. Groups will pitch their work live to panels of judges made up of both academic and industry professionals. 

There are two prize tracks for this competition, Tier 1 and Tier 2. Tier 1 has large cash prizes and is open to students of all levels. Tier 2 is only open to first year undergrads and high school students and has smaller cash prizes

CalgaryHacks is being held as an inperson event open to all students studying in Canada, you must attend in person to compete. Announcements will be made on our Discord server, make sure to join to stay up to date.



All source code of a project must be submitted for the group to be eligible for prizing. All functionality demonstrated in the presentation demo must be present in the submitted source code.

Submissions must be novel work created during the 24 hour span of the competition.

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$CAD2,300 in prizes

Tier 1 - First Place

Tier 1 - Second Place

Tier 2 - First Place

Tier 2 - Second Place

Tier 2 - Third Place

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:




Judging Criteria

  • Ux/UI
  • Innovation

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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