CareerMash's Youth HackJam, which took place at the Mozilla Space in downtown Toronto on May 28, 2015, exposed youth to the possibilities of a career in technology. With the help of several guest speakers and exhibitors from local tech entrepreneurs and start-ups, the HackJam celebrated youth, technology and innovation.
Four enthusiastic guest speakers talked to over 80 students about the different career paths in technology, and helped students view tech entrepreneurship as a viable and realistic career path. Students were also given the opportunity to explore several exhibitor booths, where they were able to experience various technology, from programmable robots to customizable wearables and 3D printing.
CareerMash's Youth HackJam would not have been possible without the amazing support of our speakers, exhibitors, and the tech industry as a whole coming together to help motivate youth and inspire technology careers.
If HackJam sounds like something that interests you, then be sure to keep an eye out for future CareerMash events!