Equithon is a hackathon for students to create technical projects that solve an equity issue or promote equity.

Equithon is a social innovation hackathon that provides the tools for hackers to create solutions to social equality issues. We strive to provide valuable experiences to hackers with a range of skills and backgrounds.

Hacking begins at 10pm on Friday, May 4, 2018, and concludes at 11am on Sunday, May 6, 2018. Judging will then take place starting at 12pm.

View the full event schedule at https://equithon.org/schedule.

View full rules

Eligibility

All students of any gender, from any academic field, from any school can participate at Equithon.

To be eligible for Equithon 2018, students must apply and be accepted.

Requirements

Teams may enter their submissions for only one category.

Submissions must address an equity issue in one of five Equithon 2018 categories:

  1. Access to Education
  2. LGBTQ+ Rights
  3. Mental Health
  4. Physical Disabilities
  5. Women Empowerment

How to enter

All hackers who were accepted to Equithon 2018 and registered at the event may enter a submission.

  1. Click “Register” to access the submission form and start your draft.
  2. Create a working demo or prototype of a website, application, etc. that addresses an equity issue in one of the five categories.
  3. Take some screenshots and add a description to your submission.
  4. Submit!

If you have any questions about your submission, ask on Slack in #questions or stop by the Help Desk!

Judges

Albert Lam

Albert Lam
Co-founder of Canadian Chapter @ Gaingels

Angelique Mohring

Angelique Mohring
Founder @ GainX

Carmen Sutherland

Carmen Sutherland
Community Relations @ Bridges to Belonging

David Dunnem

David Dunnem
IT Manager @ KidsAbility

Gord Tanner

Gord Tanner
Co-founder @ MakingSpace.tech

Julia Hanigsberg

Julia Hanigsberg
CEO @ Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Maryam Jahed

Maryam Jahed
Founder & COO @ AIRO Health

Renishaki Kamal

Renishaki Kamal
Founder and Chief Toy Maker @ Fidget Toys

Sage Franch

Sage Franch
Co-founder & CTO @ Crescendo Inclusive Workspaces

Sara Bingham

Sara Bingham
Executive Director @ Women's March

Shyra Barberstock

Shyra Barberstock
President & CEO @ Okwaho Equal Source

Taylor Bond

Taylor Bond
VP @ VentureOut

Tina Chan

Tina Chan
Founder @ PASS

Tushar Singh

Tushar Singh
CEO & Founder @ MinuteSchool

William Zhou

William Zhou
CEO @ Chalk

Judging Criteria

  • Innovation/Creativity
  • Relates to Category
  • Technical Difficulty
  • Pitch/Demo
  • Overall Quality