What is HackBI?
HackBI is a student-run hackathon at Bishop Ireton High School, where you will have a 12 hour day and a 10 hour day to learn how to
code (or just learn something new) and make your idea come to life!
What is a hackathon?
Hackathons are fun events in which teams and individuals create their own custom programming projects
to showcase and potentially win prizes for!
Why should I come to HackBI?
Whether you've never programmed before or have been doing it for a few years, HackBI will be a great
place to better your skills, learn new things, and have a lot of fun doing so! Plus, we'll have games, raffles, free food and more!
Do I need any programming experience to come?
No! HackBI is the perfect place to learn! We'll have workshops throughout the event to teach you new things!
Are there prizes?
Of course! There will be prizes for each individual in a team (4 people max). The grand prize will be
a paid summer internship at Decipher Technology Studios!
What if I don't have a laptop?
If you're in middle school, computers will be provided.
Otherwise, we have a limited number of computers to lend out.
Let us know ahead of time here!
Who can attend HackBI?
HackBI is open to all high schoolers for both days, from 10 am on Saturday, January 23rd, to 8 pm on Sunday, January 24th,
and to eighth graders for from 10 am to 8pm on both days. There are options for both in-person hacking and online hacking for both high schoolers
and middle schoolers. If you're an adult and would like to come, consider volunteering.
How much does HackBI cost?
HackBI will be completely free!
What about food?
We'll provide lots of food for the event! No need to bring any money for meals.
What if I have dietary concerns?
If you have a specific dietary concern, please indicate it on the registration form and we'll
gladly accomodate you!
Do I need to come with a team?
You can come with a pre-determined team if you want. If you're coming individually, there will be an
opportunity at the beginning to join a team if you'd like.
What should I bring?
You'll need a laptop, charger, and something to sleep with (or just a lot of caffeine).
If you're in middle school, you don't need to bring anything!