Cipher presents Bonfire '17!

hackathon is an event where coders and creators come together and use technology and code to turn dreams into realities.

Bonfire is a 24 hour hackathon on August 11-12 where students from all over the GTA come to learn, build, and have a good time together.

With free food, free swag, free workshops, and amazing prizes, you surely won't want to miss out on this!

If you have never coded before, this event is for you! We're offering the option to add a hand-picked mentor to your team -- someone who has experience with hackathons and coding. You'll work with them to create something amazing.

If you are a seasoned veteran, Local Hack Day is perfect for you! Make a dope project, share your experiences with others, win prizes and more. 

Teams are limited to four members. If you request a mentor, they count as one of those four slots.

TL;DR: 24 hours. Free food. Coding. Creation. Prizes.

Hackathon Sponsors


$2,580 in prizes

First Place (2)

First Place team w/ mentor, and First Place team w/o Mentor will receive an Official Raspberry Pi 3 Starter Kit for each team member.

Runner Up (2)

First Place team w/ mentor, and First Place team w/o Mentor will receive a Syma X5C-1 2.4G 6 Axis GYRO HD Camera RC Quadcopter with 2.0MP Camera

Humour Prize

We're not going to spoil it, but it's pretty jokes. Trust.

Education Prize

1 team will receive JBL Clip 2s for everyone in their team.

Best Use of Brampton Open Data/Esri Tech

The hack with the best use of Brampton Open Data/Esri Tech will receive gift cards, t-shirts and a few odds and ends.

Best Use of Economical Development Tech

The team chosen by the Brampton Economic Development team will receive Jaybird X3 Bluetooth Headphones.

Best Developer Tool Prize - by Github

The winners of the Best Developer Tool prize will receive Octocat statues.

Honourable Mention - Best Pitch

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


David Guida

David Guida
Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board

Harpreet Zingh

Harpreet Zingh
Cofounder, LAB B

Harman Grewal

Harman Grewal
Cofounder, LAB B

Ted Sczelecki

Ted Sczelecki
Software Developer, Konrad Group

Judging Criteria

  • First Place
    Overall Best Idea in Innovation and Viability
  • Humour
    How many "LOL"s can you get out of the judges?
  • Education
    A project dedicated to helping teach others!
  • Economic Development
    A project that took advantage of economic development's tech!
  • Best Developer Tool
    A project that best helps out developers. (I.e something that you could see on this list:

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