Comedy Hack Day is weekend-long event where all of your funny app/website/SaaS solutions/Arduino-controlled ideas can become reality. Developers and comedians, united, finally!

 

Applications for the hackathon are now closed, however, tickets for the finals show at The Media Club are now available!

   


 

 

What: CHD Vancouver

Where: Lighthouse Labs, 300 - 128 W. hastings, Vancouver, BC

When: Nov 5-6, 2016, 9:30am

Who: Developers, designers, and comedians of all skill levels

Why: Because life is too short to spend your weekends working on non-funny apps :-)

 

 


How the event works

1. Ideas & Pitch

Every CHD begins with ideas. Participants pitch a whole bunch of stuff like this, teams form around the best ones, and everybody sets to work on building their apps. For help on formulating app ideas, check out the CHD guide Apis are for Closers.

2. Build & Prepare

At Saturday morning to Sunday afternoon is dedicated to building products, refining demos, and working up a solid musk inside a workspace. The whole objective is to quickly prototype a functioning piece of tech, and hash out a hilarious demo that showcases what it does.

3. The comedy show

CHD is not just a hackathon. Cuz no hackathon ends like this.  An audience assembles, and the best teams take to the stage to demo before judges. A winner is crowned. More booze is consumed. Everybody feels happy. 


Schedule

Sunday Nov 6th

9:00am - Lighthouse Labs doors open for hackers

12:00pm - Lunch Served

2:30pm - Hacking Stops & semi-final Presentations start

4:30pm - Finalists Announced

4:30-7pm - Finalist Coaching session

7:30pm - Finalist Presentations (The Media Club)

 

Saturday, Nov 5th

9:30am - Get Registered

10:00am - Welcome, Sponsor Schpiel, & Idea Pitching

11:00am - Make teams and start hacking!

12:o0pm - Lunch Served

6:30pm - Dinner Served

11:00pm - Venue Closed for night


Judges

Roger Patterson is co-founder and CEO of Later.com. He has previously founded startups in the analytic and geo/mobile space and has an MBA from Queen's University.

Roger Patterson is co-founder and CEO of Later.com. He has previously founded startups in the analytic and geo/mobile space and has an MBA from Queen's University.

Fatima has been featured in Just For Laughs Northwest, Vancouver's Northwest Comedy Fest, Seattle International Comedy Competition and is a regular panelist on the hilarious OutTV show, Morgan Brayton and Other People.

Fatima has been featured in Just For Laughs Northwest, Vancouver's Northwest Comedy Fest, Seattle International Comedy Competition and is a regular panelist on the hilarious OutTV show, Morgan Brayton and Other People.

Lauren McGibbon is an improviser and actor. She is a mainstage performer with the Vancouver Theatre Sports League. She has appeared in the films Army of One and Mark & Russel’s Wild Ride.

Lauren McGibbon is an improviser and actor. She is a mainstage performer with the Vancouver Theatre Sports League. She has appeared in the films Army of One and Mark & Russel’s Wild Ride.

FAq

What is a Comedy Hackathon?

Think of a regular hackathon (competition where developers make apps in a set amount of time), but with comedians replacing business-types. Goal is to make the funniest app to make it to the finals, where we'll throw tomatoes at any judge who asks about a business plan.

Do I need a team to attend?

No. You're welcome to come with one ahead of time, but Hackathons are a great way to meet developers in the community. At the beginning of the event, we'll have pitches for ideas where people can state their need for developers and teams organically form after that. If they don't form well enough some organizers will step-in to play matchmaker.

Do I need an Idea to attend?

It's a lot more fun if you come with your own idea, but a lot of hilarious ideas will be floating around. Plus, you can just join another team if you don't have one. Ideas tend to just be the start, making a truly hilarious app and presentation takes some work.

Do I need to be a developer, designer, or comedian?

Yes, however, we have a very broad definition for all. ie.  you're a novice developer, still apply, just have something on your github account that makes us think you can contribute to a team.

If I'm attending the hackathon, do I need a separate ticket for the finals show?

No, whether you make the finals or not, all hackathon attendees can attend the finals presentation without an additional ticket.


Organizers

 

Comedy Hack Day Vancouver is organized independently—with a little bit of guidance from Cultivated Wit—by the bright, mostly smiling faces you see below (and the rest of their non-face parts). Contact: vancouver@comedyhackday.org

 

    Ian MacKinnon

Tristan MacKinlay

Kristina Szegidewicz

Andrew Dilts


Organizing Sponsors

So much of the funding and organizing. So so much. Plus they hiring and have pretty legit developer founders.

So much of the funding and organizing. So so much. Plus they hiring and have pretty legit developer founders.

Offering up the venue and so much more! Time machines to go back in time and study coding in school don't exist, but Lighthouse Labs sure does!

Offering up the venue and so much more! Time machines to go back in time and study coding in school don't exist, but Lighthouse Labs sure does!


Hiring SPONSORS

Stat is hiring and they are the shiz-nit

Stat is hiring and they are the shiz-nit

Providing Careers and Dates. What more could a geek want?

Providing Careers and Dates. What more could a geek want?


awesome Sponsors

Email Marketing FTW!

Email Marketing FTW!

Of all the lawyers we know, we hate these guys the least

Of all the lawyers we know, we hate these guys the least

(yeah, it's weird, he just really wanted to help, and didn't want recognition 😕)

(yeah, it's weird, he just really wanted to help, and didn't want recognition 😕)


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