What is a Learnathon?

Join programming industry leaders, who will share their experiences in delivering on the promises of modern IT, for a month-long learning marathon that will educate and inspire.

The idea behind Learnathon22 is to give student programmers an opportunity to explore new technologies and topics as they build on their skills. Open to all high school and CÉGEP students that have a passion for tech, it will feature dozens of workshops, spaced out during the month and each lasting between 60 and 120 minutes. During these workshops, both technical and intellectual, you’ll be exposed to a plethora of coding subjects, from iOS Indie App Development to Artificial intelligence and even Competitive Hackathon-Prep. Whether you’ve never written a line of code in your life or have an essay’s worth under your belt, there is something for everyone!

Register for Learnathon22! : https://www.kurius.ca/learnathon22

A Month of Workshops

All our workshops are hosted by mold-breaking innovators, university students and professionals at the forefront of the programming industry’s most exciting projects! Learn from the best of the best! By the end of Learnathon22, we guarantee that you will have a greater grasp on the world of programming, with its trends, up-and-coming university programs, and struggles. Not only that, but you’ll have the real-world skills to jump into this world and shape your future with it.

Now, what if we told you that all this was FREE? That’s right! At Kurius, we believe that no knowledge should ever have a price tag. In fact, in registering for Learnathon22, you run the chance of winning one of multiple prizes consisting of programming tools, electronics and more! There are $15,000+ in prizes to win and our reward system is based on participation on our Discord.


What is a Learnathon?

Our Learnathon is a learning marathon open to all high school and CÉGEP students passionate about programming and tech. It’s a free-structured month of workshops, conferences and activities to explore the programming industry from all sides, with an emphasis on learning of course! Several workshops are held per week according to a published schedule.

I’m interested in hosting a workshop!

If you are an experienced programmer who loves hosting workshops and sharing your knowledge with others, we would love to have you at our Learnathon! Please fill out the following form. If you have any specific questions regarding the parameters of our workshops, feel free to reach out to our Community Coordinator by email or on Discord.

Do I have to attend all workshops at Learnathon22?

No, but participation in these workshops is highly encouraged as they will open your eyes to various interesting fields in the programming industry that you may not have known before (e.g. in the arts, video games, apps, websites, startups, etc.). Our most active participants on the Kurius Community Server will have a higher chance at winning prizes.

Do I need to know how to code?

No coding experience is required! In fact, this event was designed with beginner and intermediate programmers in mind! The majority of the workshops are beginner-friendly. However, there will still be harder workshops during the week for those who already have prior coding experience and we expect that motivated participants will also supplement their learning on their own.

When will applications close?

Since this is a month-long event, we will be keeping applications open until the first day of the event. Participants must apply through our form to be eligible for prizes. Apply as soon as possible though!

How much does it cost?

Nothing! The workshops are entirely free and accessible to all high school, undergraduate and CÉGEP students who have signed up for the event.

Who can apply?

If you are currently an undergraduate, high school or CÉGEP student, you are eligible to apply! However, we won’t turn away motivated undergrad participants.

How do the prizes work?

We take note of attendance at the workshops and activities throughout the event and reward the most consistent and involved participants with prizes at the end of Learnathon22. We will also give away random prizes during the month (for those who stay active in the Kurius server) and occasionally after activities.

What is the schedule?

The schedule will be posted soon! Stay up-to-date on our social media!


Highschool or undergraduate student 

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$1,035 in prizes

First Place Web Dev Prize

Challenge: Web-apps are everywhere. From simple information-based websites to community hubs and marketplaces, the application of WebDev is widespread. We challenge you to create a technical, web-based solution for any social cause, non-profit, or organization you are passionate about.
- Interview buddy online mock interview with unlimited practice
- An one-year subscription to WolframAlpha one personal edition AND WolframAlpha pro
- Raspberry Pi 3 Model B 3B

First Place Game Dev Prize

Challenge: Recreate, or put your own spin on an old Retro game! Whether it's Tron, Flappy Bird, Pac Man, Tetris, or any other game, this is your chance to add your own fun features, controls, or designs! Our Friday game-development workshops will equip you with all the tools you need to transform old classic games into something personalized and new!
- Interview buddy online mock interview with unlimited practice
- An one-year subscription to WolframAlpha one personal edition AND WolframAlpha pro
- Raspberry Pi 3 Model B 3B

First Place Cybersecurity Prize

Challenge: Whether it's key logging, password encryption or even password strength testing, build a project aimed to keep users, and their data/information/accounts safe!
- Interview buddy online mock interview with unlimited practice
- An one-year subscription to WolframAlpha one personal edition AND WolframAlpha pro
- Raspberry Pi 3 Model B 3B

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:






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Judging Criteria

  • Originality / Creativity
    Aspects or ideas of the project that are distinguishable from reproductions, clones, forgeries, or derivative works. Provides a “wow” factor that hasn’t been seen in other projects.
  • Presentation
    How appealing/pleasant the format in which the project is being presented looks. Ease of navigation through the project and how straightforward the navigation is.
  • Complexity
    How involved is the project programming-wise. Elegancy of approach for their project. Involves a mix of themes with a sophisticated dynamic (keep in mind that each person can only submit to one theme).
  • Social good / Real world impact
    How innovative is the project; what real-world problem can it, or has the potential to solve. How well does the project attempt to approach social issues.
  • Fits theme / challenge
    How on par is the project with the theme. What aspects from the theme does the project involve.

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