Body Hack is back on!

Registration is now open for our virtual event

Being stuck at home has given us a lot of time to think and to come up with innovative ideas. Here's your chance to work on it with a team, plus a chance to win a grand prize of $2500 while making industry connections that could help bring your idea to life.

At geekspeak's 4th annual hackathon - Body Hack, participants will work within teams for 30-hours to create a software prototype that addresses a healthcare issue of your choosing.

Professional and student software developers, designers, marketers, healthcare workers, engineers and more are welcome to attend the hackathon. Teams will consist of 2-5 members. Join as a team of 5 or we'll match you up with others with complementary skills.

Challenge Yourself

Put together a concept, develop your software prototype and present it to a panel of judges, all in 30 hours. It's an exciting challenge and a great opportunity to meet others, share ideas and have fun!

Why Join?


COLLABORATE: work with like-minded individuals to create a healthcare prototype that's worthy of showing off.

NETWORK: connect with mentors and businesses in the tech community and potentially scope out your next big opportunity.

LEARN: hone your tech skills and learn some new ones.

HAVE FUN: enjoy 30 straight hours of fun and challenging work that you can feel good about.

For more information and to register, click here.

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BodyHack Participant Package
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CONNECT: meet your peers - business owners, senior business leaders, government officials, and investors.

RECRUIT: meet your next developer, designer or marketer.

MARKET: get your company name out there by being a Hack for Good sponsor.

GIVE BACK: mentor or volunteer during the event and support the next group of innovators.

The back story:

As many of you know, we made the difficult decision to postpone our annual hackathon, Body Hack less than 24 hours before we were slated to start welcoming participants to the geekspeak Commerce office on March 13, 2020. The weekend that was expected to be filled with enthusiastic people, great ideas and innovation was instead met with wide-reaching shutdowns and restrictions.

We remain committed to hosting the event as we believe it has become an important gathering of people who continue to grow The Durham Region as an innovation hub.

With on-going concerns about limiting exposure to the COVID-19 virus as well as government mandated restrictions on public gatherings, we have decided to make Body Hack a virtual event, scheduled for March 2021 - one year later.

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