August 27-28 2022

Event Hosted by
XdHacks Mini Vancouver

Event Details

Hackducation 2022 is an online Hackathon that encourages high-school students from Vancouver to try and develop prototypes that will help the Education system. Within the span of 2 days, teams will work together to develop digital ideas aimed towards helping confront educational challenges that societies encounter today. There will be workshops, keynote presentations, interactive activities, and mentors to assist your creation along every step of the way.

Rising To The Top - How Jamie Beaton Founded A Global $460M Edtech Company at Age 17!


Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a successful high school entrepreneur in EdTech? Jamie Beaton founded Crimson Education at 17, and today it’s valued at $460M USD. He is a Forbes' 30 Under 30 and a former Student Entrepreneur of the Year and will be sharing advice on successful disruption, idea validation, fundraising, and acquisitions.


Co-founder and CEO of Crimson Education

Jamie Beaton graduated from Harvard University, Magna Cum Laude in 2016 (two years ahead of schedule) with a double-degree in Applied Mathematics-Economics and Applied Math. He was also one of the youngest in the world to be accepted to Stanford's Graduate School of Business at age 20.

In 2019, Jamie graduated from Stanford with an MBA and MA in Education —the youngest ever recipient of the Arjay Miller Award (Top 10% of his class). He then began his PhD (DPhil) in Public Policy from Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government as a Rhodes Scholar.

Jamie founded Crimson Education in 2013 after applying to 25 of the world’s best universities and being accepted to all of them. What began as Beaton’s desire to help his friends achieve similar university admissions success quickly grew into a global education technology company with some of the best student admissions success rates in the world, making Jamie CEO of the world’s most successful university admissions consultancy - Crimson Education.

AMA with a BigTech Recruiter


Wondering what life is like in BigTech? Have you been curious about something but haven't found the right person or time to ask? Wondering what the recruiting processes are like? Are you currently struggling to make a career decision? With Boba in hand, I will answer any questions you might have :)


Jeff Nguyen, Founder @ BobaTalks

Jeff is the founder @ BobaTalks, a non-profit that helps university students navigate their personal and career development through consultations. Jeff is currently a Technical Recruiter @ Google, previously at Amazon, Microsoft, and Riot Games. He moonlights as a photographer and wedding consultant, and has 2 dogs.

Working as an Early in Career Engineer


Marilyn will share her experiences studying CS in college and working in the industry. Topics include the day-to-day life of an early in career engineer, experiences as a women in tech, and the decisions she made to get to where she is today. This will be a casual conversation and questions from the audience are encouraged.


Marilyn Sun: Software Engineer at Microsoft

Marilyn double majored in Computer Science and Cognitive & Brain Sciences and minored in Dance at Tufts University. She is now a software engineer at Microsoft, working on enterprise device management software.

Introduction to Python


Want to learn Python in one hour? Join Sonny from Codédex for a fun workshop that's perfect for code newbies and intermediate learners alike. We will use VS Code to build some basic Python programs and then do a fun code challenge on Twitter at the very end.


Sonny Li: Founder & Chief Vibes Officer at Codédex

Sonny Li is the Founder & Chief Vibes Officer at Codédex, a brand new learn to code platform for high schoolers and college students. He recently left Codecademy after being there for five years. And prior to that, he was a CS lecturer at Columbia University and Lehman College.

Winning Teams

EduEquity Systems

Andrew Huynh, William Huynh
EduEquity Systems allows schools to keep track of shortages and surpluses in their resources, both human (ex. teachers and IT technicians) and physical (ex. computers and textbooks). It centralizes every school’s inventory onto one platform, allowing governments and school boards to monitor resource deficits while also allowing the schools themselves to exchange resources with those in geographic proximity. This ultimately promotes a culture of equity.

Life Link

Alan Lu, Artur Kochetygov, Seeun Kim
Stress is one of the main educational challenges that students face, and it leads to burnout, mental pressure, and physical deterioration. Many students use outside sources, like games, reading, or doing hobbies to comfort themselves. We try our best to reflect that in the situations presented in our game.


Anders Lee, Joseph Zheng, John Wang
More than half of harassment and bullying cases at schools go unreported; students cited shame or embarrassment as why they didn’t tell anyone. Students with Snapshot can take a photo of an incident (ranging from bullying, sanitation, safety, or a malfunction/damage) anywhere within their school. The app prompts the user to rate the severity of the problem and provide an optional description. All submissions are anonymous; administration are notified of any reports.

Executive Team

Simrit Mangat

Co-Executive Director

Emily Qin

Co-Executive Director

Lina Yang

Director of Outreach

David Su

Director of Activities

Jennifer Li

Director of Design

Alexander Zhong

Director of Marketing

YunFeng Zhang

Co-Director of Technology

Melania Yoo

Director of Finance

Sophie Jiang

Co-Director of Technology

Tian Xie

Director of Marketing


We are pleased to be sponsored by the following organizations for the 2022 year!