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natHACKS is an event like no other, inspiring beginners to develop practical neurotech skills and
challenging competent hackers to apply themselves in this growing and exciting field. Spanning two weeks and culminating
in a 64-hour hackathon weekend, the event will combine workshops, challenges, and networking opportunities for anyone
interested in neurotechnology. With three different streams and separate judging criteria based on experience level,
we're thrilled to allow neurotech enthusiasts to get their hands dirty in a diverse selection of projects.
Begins: July 29th, 2022
Ends: August 1st, 2022
You can join one of our info sessions, held through June and July for more details on natHACKS before signing up. You'll be able to see brain interface hardware in action and be able to engage with other members of the Alberta neurotech community!
To Be Determined.
You will have BCI tech shipped right to you, so you can have a hands on experience with real hardware!
Leading up to and during the hackathon, we will be hosting mini workshops to get you up to speed on BCIs, Arduinos, Python, Git, and more!
You are eligible to receive exclusive NAT swag just by completing your submission!
Building a network is important! One of the strongest factors contributing to successful job applications is your network. If you think you want to pursue a career in neurotech, neuroscience, or tech, this is the place to build your network!
|Time||July 29th||July 30th||July 31st||August 1st|
|10:00 - 11:00||Git Workshop10:00 - 11:00||Hacking||Hacking Stops10:00|
|Networking Session 10:30 - 11:30||Yoga10:00 - 10:30|
|11:00 - 12:00||Hacking||Project Evaluation|
|12:00 - 13:00||Trivia (Round 1)12:00 - 12:30|
|Trivia (Round 3)12:30 - 13:00|
|13:00 - 14:00||Networking Session 13:00 - 14:00||Trivia (Round 5)13:00 - 13:30|
|Closing Ceremony13:30 - 14:30|
|14:00 - 15:00||Business Workshop14:00 - 15:00|
|15:00 - 16:00|
|Trivia (Round 4)15:30 - 16:00|
|16:00 - 17:00|
|Networking Session 16:30 - 17:00|
|17:00 - 18:00||Trivia (Round 2)17:00 - 17:30|
|18:00 - 19:00||Opening Ceremony 18:00 - 19:00||BCI4Kids Workshop18:00 - 19:00|
|19:00 - 20:00||Hacking Starts19:00||Networking Session 19:00 - 20:00|
|20:00 - 21:00||Hacking|
|21:00 - 22:00||Networking Session 21:30 - 22:30|
|22:00 - 23:00||Networking Session 22:00 - 23:00|
|23:00 - 00:00||Movie Night23:00-0:30||Movie Night23:00-0:30||Movie Night23:00-0:30|
|Asynchronous - 1 Hour||Connecting Hardware||Everyone using commercial hardware|
|Asynchronous - 1 Hour||Python I||Beginner hackers using PyQt5/PyGame boilerplate|
|Asynchronous - 1 Hour||Python II||Beginner hackers using PyQt5/PyGame boilerplate|
|Asynchronous - 2 Hours||Python III||All hackers using PyQt5/PyGame boilerplate|
|Asynchronous - 2 Hours||Python IV||All hackers using PyQt5/PyGame boilerplate|
|July 18th||Neurotech Fundamentals||All Hackers|
|July 19th||Software Project Management||Everyone, especially team leads|
|July 20th||Brains@Play I||All hackers using Brains@Play boilerplate|
|July 21st||Brains@Play II||All hackers using Brains@Play boilerplate|
|July 22nd||Python ML||All hackers using PyQt5/PyGame boilerplate|
|July 25th||Sponsor Workshop I||All Hackers|
|July 25th||PyQt5 Boiler Intro I||All hackers using PyQt5 boilerplate|
|July 26th||PyQt5 Boiler Intro II||All hackers using PyQt5 boilerplate|
|July 26th||Sponsor Workshop II||All Hackers|
|July 27th||Sponsor Workshop III||All Hackers|
|July 27th||Unity||All hackers using Unity boilerplate|
|July 28th||Hackathon 101||All Hackers|
All teams will have the chance to participate in a Track of their choice, with three Senior Tracks related to cutting-edge BCI topics, and a Junior Track for those new to the neurotech world. Project ideas and challenges for each Track will be provided closer to the event.
Application deadline extended to July 9th!
• Apply to receive brain-computer interface hardware to use during the event!
• Hardware will be shipped to eligible participants upon the payment of a deposit to NeurAlbertaTech (deposit waivers are in place for those in financial need).
• Note that hardware use is not mandatory to succeed at the event. Resources section on Devpost for details on eligibility.
No one really likes reading lots of rules, so let's hit the most important things here:
1. We are only able to ship hardware to the US and Canada (except for Quebec)
2. At least one team member must reside in Alberta to be elligible for cash awards
If you're interested in reading the rest of the rules, visit this document!
Interested in helping further our goals of demystifying neurotechnology and fostering future innovators? Your partnership makes this whole event possible and helps us push the bleeding edge of neurotech. Please contact us if you would be interested in recieving a copy of our sponsorship document and learning more about the long list of benefits we offer.