2020 Launch Wood Buffalo and Community Code Day

Our Annual events in partnership with the Wood Buffalo Regional Innovation Network and Youth Computing took place virtually this year. Launch Wood Buffalo was Saturday October 17th and Community Code Day took place on Saturday Nov 28th and Sunday Nov 29th, with a number of workshops leading up the hackathon.

Both events were well attended with some amazing pitches from the residents of Wood Buffalo, and prizes for the winners sponsored by the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

The two winners for the Launch Wood Buffalo pitch competition were:

  • PeerRide is an on-demand connected car sharing service that enables people to book and drive a vehicle near them right from their smartphone and car owners to earn money on their under-utilized vehicle.
  • Roam: An all in one personalized itinerary and bookings management platform that helps you pay for and plan all your travel endeavors.

The sessions leading up to the Community Code Day hackathon included:

  • Nov 7: HTML, CSS, and Java Script (1:30 pm – 5:00 pm)
  • Nov 15: Introduction to ReactJS (2:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
  • Nov 21: Java & Python (2:00 pm – 5:00 pm)

The schedule for the event was as follows:

  • Nov 28
  • 9.00 AM: Introductory Remarks
  • 9.30 AM: Keynote Nihar Mehta – LinkedIn
  • 10.30 AM: Networking and Hackathon Prep
  • 2.00 PM: Networking Workshop Miguel Borges
  • 5.00 PM: Wrap-Up
  • Nov 29
  • 10.00 AM: Keynote Laxmi – Amazon
  • 11.00 AM: Networking & Hackathon Prep
  • 5.00 PM: Public Viewing and Judging
  • 7.00 PM: Announcing Winners & Closing Remarks

The winners of the hackathon were:

  • 1st: Ride (Omar and Shayan)
  • 2nd: Detect to Protect (Rushi Kadali)
  • 3rd: Python4Life (Ansh Ramani)
  • Innovation Award: Detect to Protect (Rushi Kadali)
  • Future Prospect Award: Fort McMurray Techies (Abhiram, Harshit, Akshay)
  • Choice Award: Ride (Omar and Shayan)

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