a 24-hour hackathon for high schoolers

aug. 11th - 12th Brampton City Hall

What is Bonfire?

Bonfire is a hackathon, an overnight event where people can code a project together. At Bonfire, you will have 24 hours to make your idea a reality. This year, we're aiming to have 100 attendees with an even gender ratio.

When is Bonfire?

Bonfire will start at 5:45pm on the 11th of August. It will conclude at 10pm the next day, the 12th.

What Should I Bring?

Your laptop, phone, chargers, student ID, a sleeping bag, extension cords. Food will be provided!

How much will it cost?

Absolutely nothing! Breakfast lunch and dinner will be provided free of cost, and snacks will be available throughout the day if you get hungry. There is no entrance fee either.

What if I never been to a hackathon?

No problem. Bonfire is as much about learning as it is about hacking. We'll have experienced mentors who can help groups who may not have attended a hackathon before, or are new to programming in general.

How will I find a team?

Although it is recommended you find a team beforehand, we will match all those who do not have a team with others who need a team. We will ensure no one is left behind!

What can I win?

There will be different prizes for different categories and they will be announced at a later date.

join the fun

what awaits you at bonfire:

incredible swag

come collect some cool things. at bonfire we’re handing out a bunch of free stuff that you're going to love - save money and live better by coming to bonfire.

mouth-watering food

if you like food you’ll like bonfire. come by and grab some breakfast, lunch and dinner - it’s all on us! we'll cater to all, no matter the dietary restriction, we got you covered. They'll also be snacks; lots of snacks.

engaging talks

we’ve got guest speakers who you won't want to miss. come by, ask questions and make some connections — learn more than a few things from them.

wonderful people

bonfire is all about making new friends and meeting great people! with over 100 people you’re sure to make some lasting friends and connect with some cool people.