About Us

Hackademy is a social innovation venture teaching coding and technology literacy via face-to-face learning and community mentorship. We are committed to providing an open and welcoming environment for all, particularly those groups who have traditionally faced barriers in entering technical fields. We believe that knowledge of coding and other technologies is the new literacy for the digital age.

However, certain demographic groups are cut off from this new literacy and face issues with access to building and maintaining a career in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math). We believe experiential learning is the best way to develop excitement and skills that promote success in STEM for all, and are committed to supporting these groups through targeted workshops in addition to our regular curriculum.

Want to get involved? Hackademy provides an opportunity for tech talent to contribute to the local knowledge economy within a supportive community, sharing their skills and inspiring new generations of STEM professionals. Our community “garden” of students and mentors will self-seed: as novices gain knowledge they will in turn be able to encourage and teach others.

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We are actively recruiting instructors and volunteers. There are many ways to get involved.

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Our Upcoming Classes


All classes takes place
@THEMUSEUM Underground Studio MakerSpace | 10 King Street West Kitchener, ON, N2G 1A3

CodeCrafters for Teens using Arduino (Grades 7-8)
Wednesday, November 8, 15, 22, 29, 2017,4-5pm

Hackademy is pleased to introduce CodeCrafters! Hackademy Build Classes will build on concepts already learned and allow participants to work in a team to accomplish specific goals. The focus is on having fun, building neat things, and teamwork. In this 4-week Build Class, participants in grades 7 and 8 will build upon existing knowledge and experience each week to complete a specific lesson plan using Arduino and our set of Wink robots. Get your creativity flowing and walk away with more knowledge to share with your friends and family!

Participants will need to be familiar with basic programming concepts learned through Scratch or similar programming experience. We use the software library for Wink.

Register and pay $206 per student for 4 classes online for Teens.

CodeCrafters for Kids using Arduino (Grades 3-6) Wednesday, November 8, 15, 22, 29, 2017, 5:15-6:15pm

The focus is on having fun, building neat things, and teamwork. In this 4-week Build Class, participants will learn, build and complete a specific lesson plan using Arduino and our set of Wink robots. Get your creativity flowing and walk away with more knowledge to share with your friends and family!

Participants do not need to be familiar with basic programming concepts or have any programming experience. We use the software library for Wink.

Register and pay $206 per student for 4 classes online for Kids.

Cancellation Policy


If Hackademy cancels a course or session, all participants will be fully refunded the full program cost. Participants may choose to transfer a registration to a future Hackademy course if desired.

CodeCrafters instructors and mentors bring a wealth of experience with technology: they work as programmers, technical designers, teachers and trainers, and some are still students themselves at local schools like the University of Waterloo. They all share a common goal: to help build young citizens with 21st century literacies, within a community and culture of joyful learning and inclusive participation.

Class Cancellation Policy We reserve the right to cancel this course if we do not reach our minimum class size required. In the event of a cancellation, you will be notified 5 days in advance and receive a full refund.

Refund Policy - Satisfaction Guaranteed Your payment guarantees your seat in the course. If you cannot attend the course, you may sell or give your seat to someone else as long as you let us know before the first class.

If you cancel within 5 days of the start of the course, you will be charged for the first class and an administration fee.

Cancellations that are received more than 5 days before the start of the course will receive a full refund. If you have to cancel anytime after the first class, please notify us immediately.

If you aren't satisfied with the course for any reason, we want to know about it and make it right!

If you still need to cancel, we'll refund your program fee on a pro-rated basis, so that you'll pay only for the classes that have already occurred, plus an administration fee.

We want you to be 100% satisfied with our program! If Hackademy cancels a class due to inclement weather, a make-up class will be offered on an alternate day, sometimes at an alternate facility if necessary.

We will do our best to ensure that participants don't miss out on even one week of our exciting program!

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Contact Us

  • 525 Highland Rd. W, Suite 350, Kitchener, ON, N2M 5P4
  • 519-513-0291
  • helloworld@hackademy.ca