Bringing together YQR’s top tech talent to help solve the city’s biggest challenges.

Taking place at the innovation hub of Regina, QUEEN CITY <hack> is all about building real tools that can help organizations in our city do more with what they have and make an even bigger impact on the lives of Regina residents.

Join local developers, designers, entrepreneurs, community organizers and others passionate about making our city better for a day-long community tech event. We will work together to build projects, apps, and websites using publicly-released data, technology, and design processes to improve our communities and the organizations that serve them.

Happening on March 18th, 2017, QUEEN CITY <hack> is open to coders, entrepreneurs, designers, and Regina tech enthusiasts. Teams will have eight hours to “hack the city” and solve problems for one of our three civic partners, Regina Public Library, Regina Warehouse District and Regina Downtown Business Improvement District.


8:00AM - 8:30AM || Registration & Opening Remarks
8:30AM - 9:00AM || Brief Presentations from our Partners
9:00AM - 9:15AM || Form Teams
9:15AM - 5:00PM || Hacking Begins 
5:00PM - 5:15PM || Project Submission
5:20PM - 6:00PM || Judging
6:00PM - 7:00PM || Awards Ceremony & Closing Remarks

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Jean-Charles Sisk

Jean-Charles Sisk
Director of Technology || GasBuddy

Kim Schmidt

Kim Schmidt
Social Media Officer || Regina Police Services

Greg Moore

Greg Moore
Chief Tactician || Pidgeon Social

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Innovation (50%)
    Does the application have either a board horizontal prototype demonstrating lots of functionality at high level or deep vertical prototype with deep functionality in one area? How difficult is the technical challenge? Is this solution only theoretical?
  • Impact (40%)
    Does it solve the problem presented by the organization? Would people use this product? Does it address a real world need?
  • Marketplace Deliverability (10%)
    How polished is the presentation? How much more would the organization need to invest to launch? Does the application have a broader impact with other organizations?