DFP x UVic Hackathon

University of Victoria

Registration is closed! Thank you to everyone who reached out. We will be contacting you directly with more details shortly.

Building upon the success of the exciting DFP Hackathon hosted at UBC Okanagan in May 2023, we are excited to announce its return, this time taking place at the University of Victoria (UVic) for current DFP CREATE students. It will be a great opportunity to network with the rapidly growing UVic HCI group, as well as more senior researchers from both locations. 

Design Challenge:

  • Title: Vis4All
  • Tagline: Information is everywhere! Create engaging designs for visually communicating information in realistic scenarios
  • Description: Each team will choose a case study to design for and will create a visualization or physicalization to communicate the necessary information. Teams are free to choose the mode of their design, either digital or physical, and whether it will be static or interactive. Teams will have access to materials to make physical designs such as paper-based and 3D printed creations. Creativity and interdisciplinary collaboration are the key foci of this hackathon, so come prepared to learn something new!


  • When: February 22 - 24, 2024 (late in Term 2 reading break)
  • Where: UVic campus
  • Support: DFP will provide transportation (car/ferry), two nights lodging (large Airbnb near campus) and some shared meals for DFP CREATE students

If you are interested in participating, please send us an email at dfp-comms.admin@dfp.ubc.ca and cc Karon MacLean maclean@cs.ubc.ca with the following information:

  • Name
  • Will you be able to come on February 22-24 2023?
    • Yes, I can come!
    • Maybe - and I should know more by _____
    • No, I won’t be able to do this

Spots are limited and will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity!


Event directions

DFP will cover travel (car/ferry), two nights lodging (large Airbnb near campus) and some shared meals for DFP CREATE students, current and past