Ryerson University Fashion Zone hosting Hack’n’Talk event this weekend

This coming weekend will see hundreds of makers, developers, designers, engineers, creators and innovators come together to take part in a 3-day event called Hack’n’Talk. Hosted at the Fashion Zone at Ryerson University, the goal is to “harnesses innovative creativity from various communities and Canada’s most brilliant minds to empower the future of wearable technology.”

This is the second year of the event (tickets cost $15) and the open hacking session and teams will consist of 4-5 members who will compete to create something from nothing. According to Hack’n’Talk, “participants are allowed to bring in their own materials and tools if needed. We also provide mannequins, access to sewing machines, 3D printers, and fabrics, so you have everything to build your prototype.”

In addition to the pitch competition, Hack’n’Talk will feature a panel with last year’s participants to discuss their entrepreneurial journey, and what it takes to run a wearable tech company. There are also going to be two unique workshops on Practical Fashion Aesthetics and Colour Theory for hackers and designers to better understand the integration of fashion into a wearable technology piece.

Check it out here at Hack’n’Talk

Ian Hardy

Ian Hardy

Ian is the Director of Partnerships for BetaKit. He's been quietly creating and building things for years and is completely addicted to Tim Hortons.