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natHACKS 2022

Registration Open Now!

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

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Info Sessions

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!

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You will have BCI tech shipped right to you, so you can have a hands on experience with real hardware!

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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!

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Swag Bags

You are eligible to receive exclusive NAT swag just by completing your submission!

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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!

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We are hard at work planning this year's hackathon! Be sure to subscibe to our newsletter to be among the first to hear about this infomration!

To Be Determined

We are hard at work planning this year's hackathon! Be sure to subscibe to our newsletter to be among the first to hear about this infomration!

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

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.

Eden Redman
Executive Director
Victoria Koziarz
Executive Assistant
Shanemel Asuncion
Director of Entrepreneurship

and Future Development
David Lam
Director of Finance
Paul Saunders
Senior Director of Talent Support
Madeleine Ridgeway
Director of Talent Support
Giancarlo Pernudi Segura
Co-Director of IT
Zach Selk
Co-Director of IT
Cameron Hildebrandt
Senior Co-Director of IT & Marketing
Annette Lau
Director of Design
Lava Ihsan Najmdeen
Director of Outreach
Noah Batiuk
Director of Events
Laetitia Satam
Director of Education
Matthew Danyluik
Senior Director of Operations

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!

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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.