that's right. 

last year we NAILED it, AND now we're bacK.


WHAT IS COMEDY HACK DAY?

AT COMEDY HACK DAY, COMEDIANSDEVELOPERS, AND DESIGNERS GET TOGETHER TO BUILD HILARIOUS TECH PRODUCTS IN A SINGLE DAY. WHEN ALL’S SAID AND DONE, THEY DEMO THEIR CREATIONS ONSTAGE TO A PANEL OF CELEBRITY JUDGES AND A LIVE AUDIENCE IN A

fully-fledged comedy show.

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MAKE SOME JOKES with us

Developer? Designer? Comedian? Got a great idea for a silly thing? Sign UP already.


CHECK OUT THE SHOW

can't join in BUT LOVE LAUGHTER, JOY, FUN, GOODNESS, jokes, funny things,  AND things that are funny? come see what we've made.


JUDGES

Nelu Handa

Nelu Handa is thrilled to be on the judging panel this year and witness all the fun ideas that get created and the free sandwiches. Knee-loo is an actor/comedian who participated in CHD2016 and felt robbed of the first prize, or even a decent ranking. No worries, she's back and more eager than ever to judge others ideas.

Nee-lou is the creator and producer of YAS KWEEN, the city's only night featuring Women of Colour being very funny. She's continually active in the improv scene and teaches it sometimes too. She likes to laugh. Please come say hi if you see her by the free sandwiches (you will see her by the free sandwiches.)

MIGUEL RIVAS

Miguel Rivas is the co-host of The Beaverton, Canada's newest, satiriest new satire. He is a founding member of the Canadian Comedy Award winning sketch super troupe Get Some as well as Canada's dark-comedy darlings, Tony Ho. He is also the co-creator and co-host of the long-running, Canadian Comedy Award winning show Rapp Battlez. Miguel also has a small child and is just so very, very tired all the time.

Alex Leitch

Alex Leitch is an award-winning kinetic artist and software developer in Toronto. Recent notable projects include Hothouse, an installation of interactive robot flowers at the Gladstone Hotel’s Come Up To My Room 2017. Alex has won a bunch of awards for a bunch of projects, but the best one was a massively carcinogenic flamethrower that never quite worked right. It’s terrifying and lives under a table. The second-best is the jar of human teeth voluntarily donated by strangers on Craigslist.

Alex currently works as a senior software developer and technical PM with Playground Inc.

PEARL CHEN

Described as "unstoppable" by BetaKit.com, Pearl Chen is an award-winning technologist and educator. With over 10 years of professional experience, Pearl has worked with Intel, Google, TELUS, Ladies Learning Code, and the CFC Media Lab—in addition to running her own company, Karma Laboratory.


SCHEDULE

Location: HackerYou, 485 Queen St. West, Toronto.

 

SATURDAY, January 14 - MEET + GREET + START HACKIN' 

6:00PM: Doors open

7:00PM: Idea pitching (60 seconds, anyone can pitch!) 

7:30PM: Team formation

9:00PM to late: Beer, hacking, and writing!

SUNDAY, JANUARY 15 - HACK DAY ALLLL DAY

9:00AM: Doors open and breakfast

9:30 - 12:30PM: Hacking and writing!

12:30PM: Lunch

12:30 - 4:30PM: Hacking and writing!

4:30PM: Internal demos and check-in

4:30 - 6:00PM: Hacking and writing!

6:00PM: Dinner for participants

6:00 - 8:30PM: Hacking and rehearsing!

8:30PM: Doors open for show

9:00PMComedy Hack Day Demo Show starts

10:15PM: Winners announced 

10:30PM: Afterparty at TBD


SPONSORS

Wanna get in on this?

Email chdtoronto@gmail.com for more information.


VOLUNTEER

LEND US A HAND. OR BOTH OF YOUR HANDS. honestly IT WOULD BE WEIRD IF YOU ONLY VOLUNTEERED ONE OF THEM.


team

Tom Hobson

@meisatom

"Tom Hobson is the single boldest, bravest, and objectively morally good ideator in the history of modern computing" is a sentence Tom Hobson put in quotation marks just now. His motto is: "Don't think outside the box - soak it in milk for a fortnight and on the eve of the full moon consume it as a porridge beneath a bridge in the park. Tell no one, but gloat quietly and creamily in the knowledge that you have truly annihilated conformity's greatest symbol." The point is, he's young, he's white, he's upper middle class, and he's changing the entire world in the most important way imaginable.