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Monthly Hack Day

  • Startup Edmonton #301, 10359 - 104 Street Northwest Edmonton, AB, T5J 1B9 Canada (map)

Join us for monthly Hack Days - time dedicated to building, learning and tinkering in a collaborative setting. Whether you are ready to build a new feature, want to improve your coding skills, or explore design thinking, Hack Days are a great way to get in the habit of building. Plus, it’s a chance to meet more members of the startup community, outside of head-down & focus work-time, and we provide loads of coffee & lunch. 

Requirements: Idea or project to work on (even a class assignment), software or hardware focused, all skill levels welcome. 

Equipment Available: littleBits, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Bluetooth beacon, RFID kit, and Leap Motion. (Ask Warren if you would like to access any of these resources.) 


  • 9:00am: Doors Open
  • 10:00-12:00am: JavaScript Workshop - Without jQuery! In this workshop we will explore front end development without bringing in jQuery. We will learn the main differences between jQuery operations and built-in browser methods. We will also discuss when it would be appropriate to consider migrating a project away from jQuery, and why this can be useful.
  • 12:00pm: Lunch Break
  • 1:00pm: Continue working on projects or attend a workshop
  • 5:00pm: wrap up, high fives

Still wondering if Hack Day is for you? Our advice is to come down and give it a try! For expert and intermediate level participants, it’s an opportunity to get feedback on your work and spend time on passion products. For beginners, it’s a great way to dedicate time to learn a new skill.

Are minors welcome? Hack Day is suitable for high school & post-secondary students. Younger children & teens are encouraged to check out programming at the Edmonton Public Maker Spaces. Email with any questions or requests.

Earlier Event: May 5
Business Model 101
Later Event: May 9
DemoCamp 41