ANNOUNCEMENT: GCC has been delayed to May 28th - 30th 2021, in the efforts of making this event experience even better!

Welcome to Girls Code Canada (GCC). This hackathon is for all high school female coders in Canada and is brought to you by Northern DeHacksNorthern DeHacks is a youth organization based in Canada that strives to build and support a STEM Community for High School Students. In February 2021, the founders of Norther DeHacks hosted GTA Hacks, a hackathon open to high school students in the Greater Toronto Area  


GCC Mission Statement


Our mission is to break down the stigma against females in STEM and give these students the opportunity to create and share their cool projects within a community of girls from all across Canada who are similarly interested in programming. Our hackathon is also a perfect opportunity for beginners to learn all about programming and project creation with the support of our experienced community.


All project coding starts on May 28th, 2021 @ 4:00 pm and ends on May 30th, 2021 @12:00 pm. You are not allowed to start early!!



  • The event will be held from May 28th, 2021 - May 30th, 2021
  • Opening ceremonies and kick-off will be held on May 28th, 2021 @4:00 pm. These remarks will be recorded live and available for the duration of the event. After this event participants can start working on their project
  • All entries must be submitted by May 30th, 2021 @12:00 pm
  • Winners will be announced on May 30th, 2021.

All times are in EST


Making a Team

  • Participants may work in a team of up to 4 people.
  • Only one team member should submit the project but make sure to add group members when submitting your project.


You are eligible for this event if you are:

  • Canadian
  • Enrolled in a High School located in Canada or a student between the ages 14-18 in Canada
  • A girl or identify as female*
  • Have a good attitude and spread positivity :)

*This particular event hosted by Northern DeHacks is intended to encourage, engage and support girls in STEM, which is why we've chosen to hold a hackathon open exclusively to female coders.





Project submissions must be made by 12:00 pm on May 30th 2021. If you are not able to reach this deadline and have an almost-complete project, we will accept your submission the following day but make sure to talk to a Board member on Discord or send an email to the event organizer.

Participants may start working on their project AFTER opening ceremonies on May 28th 2021 @12:00 pm. Projects must be created during the time constraint of the hackathon.


A full project submission should contain the following:

  • A 2-3 minute video demonstration of their project (The video should be no longer then 3 minutes and 30 seconds)
  • A write up explaining your project's inspiration (Devpost will provide prompts for you to answer when you fill out the submission form)
  • All source code via a link to GitHub or another repository. If you need help with this step please ask for help on the discord.


You do not have to make a software project, hardware projects may be submitted too.



  • Charity
  • Climate Change
  • Social Media



If you need help with absolutely anything, do not hesitate to ask questions through our email

Hackathon Sponsors


$140,194 in prizes

All Participants (3)

All participants will be able to receive:

- 30 days of Wolfram One
- 3 months of Hacker Plan
- Taskade 1 Year free upgrades
- 15% off an imagiCharm with code
- Full access licenses Interview Cake

Charity Tract

Winning Team of the Charity Tract can win:

- (4) .xyz domains
- (4) 1Password
- Taskade Lifetime updates
- Wolfram award
- (2) Product Hunt T-shirts + 2 sticker packs

Climate Change Tract

- (4) .xyz domains
- (4) 1Password
- Taskade Lifetime updates
- Wolfram award
- (2) Product Hunt T-shirts

Social Media Tract

- (1) imagiCharm
- (4) .xyz Domains
- (4) 1Password
- Taskade Lifetime updates
- Wolfram Award

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Northern DeHacks Board

Northern DeHacks Board
Northern DeHacks

Judging Criteria

  • Possible Judging Criteria
    The judges may take into consideration the creative approach and implementation of the theme, design of the project and inspiration write up.
  • Implementation of the theme
    Your project must implement one of the hackathon's themes: Social Media, Climate Change or Charity

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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