GROW Hackathon 2014

Cindy from Wavefront wanted to make sure that we all had the details for the upcoming GROW Hackathon.

Here’s all the details again! If you want to bring up a few friends, I’d suggest having some front-end devs and designers. They’re in shorter supply, so it would definitely be helpful.

Date – August 20 + 21 (Wednesday & Thursday)

Location – Whistler! It’s held at the Fairmont Chateau, where GROW Conference is.

Who – We need back-end devs, front-end devs, engineers and designers. There’s a place for you in the competition!

What – 33 hours of innovation where we help make Whistler the smartest, most connected resort destination in the world.

Why you should go

Prizes are seriously awesome

  • First place prize is $10,000 in cash, sponsored by TELUS. There’s also 6 months in our Venture Acceleration Program for the winning idea, and you get to go to the invite-only VIP dinner and the GROW after party.
  • Second place is a $11,040 valued Whistler Prize Pack from Tourism Whistler
  • Full SUV round-trip transportation from Van to Whistler, 5 nights in two two-bedroom suites at evolution, bobsleigh experience, snowmobile tour, Scandinavian baths, ziplining, lunch tour with Whistler Tasting Tours, 3-day ski/snow rentals… It’s pretty ridiculously amazing. You get access to the after-party too.
  • Third Place gets round of drinks at Milestones and access to the after-party!
  • We’ve got an awesome toolkit, which includes Recon Instrument’s Snow2 Platform, but on Oakley Airwaves! We’ll have Raspberry Pis, some Arrow pieces, access to Kiip (Rewarding people in-app/at locations/in-app), Mojio (Smart Car tech), IoT Design Shop (iBeacons), U Grok It (Smartphone RFID – they’re flying their people out to us!)
  • PLUS data from Whistler Blackcomb and Tourism Whistler.
  • We have mentors that are speaking at GROW Conference coming by and meeting the teams. GREAT opportunity to get one-on-one time with people. We even have a Google Glasses guy!
  • You get to network with people in the community from all over the place
  • It won’t be ridiculously fancy, but we are providing breakfasts, lunches and day 1’s dinner. There will be energy drinks too, of course.
  • There’s a number of accommodation available. There’s a hostel in Whistler that’s a fair cost. Greyhound’s round trip is about $32 as well. Feeling fancier? We’ve got a special rate at Crystal Lodge

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