vhHacks has been postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19. Read our update here

vhHacks 2021

University of British Columbia

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What is vhHacks?

vhHacks is Greater Vancouver's first free hackathon dedicated to high school students. More than one hundred students will gather and collaborate to build and showcase a project in under 24 hours. No experience? No problem! vhHacks is beginner friendly, so anyone can join to learn, build, and hack.

Pick a path!

vhHacks is all about learning! If you haven't attended a hackathon before, pick a path below and dive into the world of hacking! More info to come!


Design the user interface for your hack.


Write the code that makes your hack work.

Game developer

Create a unique game in a short period of time.

Hardware hacker

Use hardware to solve modern problems.

Learn Day 2020 Schedule

10:00AM - 5:00PM PST


10:00AM - 11:45AM


12:00PM - 1:00PM


1:00PM - 2:45PM

Python Flask

3:00PM - 4:45PM

Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

A hackathon is an invention marathon. Students come together in teams to build cool software and hardware projects over the course of 24 hours.

vhHacks is open to all high school students of all skill levels. If you're older (post-secondary or above) and have experience in computer science, you can apply to be a mentor.

Nothing! vhHacks is completely free of charge at the event. However, if you are booking a stay near the event, or taking public transport, those will cost money.

Yes. Food and snacks are provided throughout the event, even overnight! (We know you night owls get the munchies.) There are also restaurants around the venue to buy food and snacks, and you can always bring your own!

Hackathons are very beginner friendly. Whether you're an absolute beginner, a new computer science student, or an experienced hacker, you're the right fit for vhHacks. Artists, musicians, athletes, gamers, everyone is welcome!

vhHacks will be taking place in the AMS Great Hall. You can find details about the room here and directions to the venue here.

Unfortunately, we cannot directly provide travel reimbursement for our participants at this time. But you can apply for Execute Big's Travel Grant, so you can join us without having to pay for travel!


Teams are usually 2-4 people in size. Teams bigger than 4 will be split up into smaller ones, since larger teams aren't usually the best solution for a 24 hour event.

No worries! A lot of other hackers are in the same position. vhHacks staff will help you find other teammates and provide you with opportunities to find others!

At the Event

Since vhHacks is a 24 hour event, prepare to stay overnight! Food will be provided--more info to come.

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