The CGI Elevate Hack Challenge will be completed in groups of 3-4 people.

CUTC is proud to present CGI's Elevate Hack Challenge!

In teams of 3-4, you will be tasked to create an e-commerce application for Habitat for Humanity.

Did you know that 82% of Canadians took part in the second-hand economy in 2016? That's close to $29 billion! Help one of Canada's largest non-profits build a platform to support environmental stewardship by selling second-hand products and donations from the community. Be a part of the cause!

Reduced prices and the green appeal of Habitat for Humanity Restores (HFHR) has resonated with today’s consumer; contributing to the chain’s overall success. While the retail industry as a whole is transforming digitally, HFHR lags behind in inventory management, ecommerce and online appeal.

We’d like you to build an app that can be used by both employees/volunteers (internal) and consumers (external) to help facilitate e-commerce

Key App Features

- Log inventory as received (internal)

- Track inventory through the purchase cycle (internal/external)

- Ability to easily promote inventory to social channels - Kijiji/Facebook (internal/external)

- Facilitate purchases through the app and payment for items (external)

Don't have any technical experience? You can design a wireframe prototype or visuals so long as you describe the decisions and features you have implemented!

There will be a webinar session on May 9th hosted by CGI and Habitat for Humanity describing the entire case study and answering any questions participants may have.

Note: This challenge is intended for those attending the Canadian Undergraduate Technology Conference. You can register on the CUTC website.


All University/College delegates that have purchased a ticket to CUTC Elevate 2017 are able to participate in the event. 

Don't know how to program? No worries! You can design a wireframe or visual representation of the app and present the features and decisions around it! 

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