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Hackathons: A Conversation on Coding
18th October 2023 • The Root & STEM Podcast • Pinnguaq
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Winners of the 2023 Kawartha Lakes Hackathon, Callum Penney and Aiden Mackey, recap their experience participating in the event. They are joined by Tanner Big Canoe, a Junior Software Developer at Pinnguaq and co-organizer of the hackathon, Tanner Big Canoe who provides some context on hackathons and how they can be beneficial to competitors.

To learn more, check out the latest issue of the Root & STEM magazine, AI Amplified: Staying Cybersafe

(00:44) What is a hackathon?

(02:48) Callum (winner) introduces himself

(03:04) Aiden (winner) Introduces himself

(03:14) Winning project described

(06:02) Aiden & Callum share how roles were divided

(07:41) Tanner explains the display of management skills

(08:29) Callum and Aiden share their dream jobs

(10:20) The three identify the challenges and some advice for future competitors

(13:47) Aiden shares a solo project he made using the skills he gained from the hackathon

(14:52) Aiden & Callum highlight the importance of learning code in school