Join us for the 13th annual NGI: Next Great Innovator Hackathon.
At RBC, we are serious about innovation. It drives decision making and allows us to shake up the way we do things. As students, you bring a fresh and innovative perspective to everything you do.
If you are a full-time high school student in grade 11 or 12 or in your first or second year of undergraduate studies (University and College) and identify as a woman*, we want you to join us on Saturday, September 21, 2019 for an exciting one day hackathon!
Applications are now closed.
Why join us?
Receive mentorship and support from subject matter experts and leaders in the industry.
Network with your peers who are passionate about technology and business innovation. You'll also meet leaders, experts and recruiters from RBC Technology & Operations (and maybe even land a job)!
Upgrade your skills and learn something new
You will develop, learn and grow your technical and business skills working as a team to achieve a common goal.
Saturday, September 21, 2019 88 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON RBC Waterpark Place Auditorium
What will you do? Students from across the region will come together in teams of four to develop a technical solution and a working prototype that answers this year’s challenge. You will present your solution to a panel of judges and have the chance to win prizes! You will need a laptop and any tech you’d like to use.
Who is invited to participate in 2019?
Full time high school students in grade 11 or 12 and university/college students in their first or second year of undergraduate studies in Canada who identify as a woman*. Any skill level is welcome – from technical to business and design, all students interested in technology and innovation are welcome.
How much does it cost?
What if I’m new to programming?
That’s okay! Hackathons are a great place to learn new programming languages that you haven’t had a chance to before. We’ll have some awesome mentors and industry experts to help you along the way!
How does the application process work?
Submit your application including your resume by September 8, 2019.
Our organizing team will review the applications and will be in contact with you if you are selected to participate by September 11, 2019. Spots are limited due to venue capacity.
You will be asked to confirm your attendance to the hackathon by September 15, 2019.
Our organizing team will then form the teams of four and put you in touch with your team members via email by September 19, 2019.
What do I need to bring?
You will need a laptop and any tech you’d like to use. Don’t forget your power cord! We will supply coffee, drinks, food/snacks, wifi, extension cords and more!
We recognize that the term “woman” may not encompass the diverse identities of our attendees. Please note, we welcome and strive to create an inclusive environment for all trans, non-binary and agender persons at our event. If you have any concerns or questions about participation, please reach out.