MediaCom's Hack to Give Back: Tech the Halls with The Salvation Army

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Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettles are a hallmark of the holidays. Every year, more than 2,000 Kettles can be found across Canada – in malls, community centres and other public places. MediaCom’s Hack to Give Back is hosting its first annual hackathon, “Tech the Halls with Salvation Army”. We are asking you to ideate and hack a digital solution that makes on-the-go donations easy in an increasingly cashless society. An opportunity to demonstrate innovation and creativity, this hackathon will help you make your mark as technological and strategic leader!


*Please read the Official Rules & Terms document prior to registration.

We’re looking for teams of four to compete against one another. There are a limited number of spots available for this event (cap of 10 teams). We are expecting a large number of applicants to register, and will be going through a selection process of identifying and vetting qualified participants by using a screening question. When registering, please note all of the names of the team members, and whether or not you are representing an organization/institution.

***NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE***: October 19th- 5PM

Event Agenda:

8am: Sign-In
8:30am: Introductions & Hackathon Briefing
9am- 6pm: Hacking Period
12pm: Lunch served (snacks provided during the day)
6pm-7pm: Presentations
7pm: Cocktail Party
8pm: Winner Announced & Awarded


$5,000 cash prize and $5,000 worth of recognition on CNN, CNN Money, Business Insider, The Verge and NBC News


Kevin Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, MediaCom

Catherine Lautier, Chief Strategy Officer, MediaCom

David U.K., Chief Executive Officer, Cue Digital Media

Angela Rafuse, Marketing & Communications Specialist, The Salvation Army

Final Judge- TBD


MediaCom, Cue Digital and The Salvation Army

For questions please email:

**We will be taking photos and recording parts of the event to share the experience with the community. By entering the venue, you are allowing us to post and share the photos taken (unless you have notified us prior to the event).


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