Join us February 25 and February 26 as we take over City Hall and Hack Our City. Sponsored by Amazon, this two-day Hack-a-thon features events for everyone and is inclusive of all skill levels and ages.
- A place to work on your own coding and projects with access to mentors and experts – bring your own device
- Information about BridgeNet, New Westminster’s fibre optic network currently under construction
- Lego Robotics – build and destroy Lego robots
- A tech bar staffed by New Westminster Public Library staff – bring your own devices and your questions!
- Come and build a cardboard building for our cardboard city with Hive City!
- The Spare Parts Adventure Playground for kids to have fun getting their hands dirty and building their imagination
Free Workshops for All Ages
Register for the following free workshops, limited spaces available.
- Stop Motion Animation – kids 8+, Saturday 12:30 - 2:30pm
- 15-Minute One-on-One Sessions with Privacy Expert Cindy Oxenbury - adults, Saturday and Sunday
- Hour of Code! An introduction to code. Suitable for ages 6-12 and 13-18
- No-code Civic Hack: idea generation and problem solving with City Staffers Mark Allison, Manager, Strategic Initiatives and Sustainability and Norm Connelly, Community Energy Manager - Saturday 11:00am to 1:00pm
Open Data Hacking!
Did you know the City has more than 80 datasets available for you on its open data website? Grab a few friends and form a team of up to four people and hack in Council Chambers Saturday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm and Sunday from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.
At 2:00 pm, we’ll have a presentation of completed projects, judging, and awarding of prizes for most ingenious use of the open data. Tech credits from Amazon Web Services can be available upon request. Registration required ($25 for a team of up to four) as space is limited. Register here.
Projects will be assessed by a panel comprised of Mayor Jonathan Coté, New Westminster School Board Chair Kelly Slade-Kerr, Joe Flasher (Amazon Canada) and Jeff Tisdale (Landcor Data Corporation) on execution, impact, and usage of tech and data.