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GO Open Data GoodHack 24 Cobourg (#GOOD24)

The world is rapidly changing with many opportunities for innovation.
GOOD24 will provide knowledge transfer and open dialogue focused on Unlocking Innovation Together – Breaking Barriers, Building Futures.

Registration for the free GOODHack24 will be available in early March:

Calling all young visionaries eager to sow the seeds of change in the landscape industry! It’s your time to cultivate a greener future with your innovative spirit and creative spark. Sponsors and Prizes

Challenge Statement:
How might we harness the power of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) to adapt to climate change in Northumberland County? We’re looking for nature-based solutions that can protect our community from minor flooding and heat islands to invasive species, wildfires, soil erosion and the decline of water and air quality.

In-person at Venture 13 located at 739 D’Arcy Street Cobourg, K9A 0H6 (Map).
or virtually for teams that register at GOODHack24 before May 10 to receive the Zoom link.

May 11 from 9AM to 4PM

Why Participate?

  • Impact: Showcase your skills and make a difference in your community that you can use to start your own business or find employment in the growing field of green entrepreneurship.
  • Network:  Connect your multidisciplinary team of like-minded peers  with local businesses, professionals and those who share your passion for problem-solving with STEAM power.
  • Grow: Cultivate your skills, expand your horizons, and let your ideas blossom into real-world solutions.


  • Team Breakout Rooms & Informal Networking (9AM to 9:45AM)
  • Welcome (9:45AM to 10:00AM)
  • Hackathon Starts (10:00AM to 2:45PM)
  • Three Minute Pitches (2:45 to 3:30 PM)
  • Judges Overall Feedback & Winners Announced (3:40 PM to 3:50 PM)

Note: Working lunch for In-Person teams provided onsite


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