Local Calgary Tech Hackathon with Showpass & Platform Calgary

March 31, 2022

On April 6-10th, 2022, the Showpass team will be bringing their creativity to light at the company-wide Hackathon, located at Platform Calgary.

This event will bring the entire team together in Calgary (even remote employees will be flown out) for their first Hackathon in TWO years, marking the comeback of LIVE events!

A Hackathon is a creative event where people come together to solve problems. It is a breeding ground for innovation and discovery.

Showpass Hackers will work in teams to build out concepts and see their ideas bloom. At the end of the Hackathon, hackers will present their solution to a panel of judges consisting of Showpass investors and external company leaders.

“This is a space where ideas are not limited, and the team gets an opportunity to truly explore their curiosity and creativity.” - Lucas McCarthy, Showpass CEO

This five-day event offers team members a mental break from the daily grind and the opportunity for multi-disciplinary teams to collaborate across departments. Previous cutting-edge features such as Showpass streaming solutions have come from company Hackathons!

Platform Calgary is a hub for community and innovation, making it the perfect venue for Hackathons. Showpass will get an inside look at the new Platform Calgary Innovation Centre downtown where they will have the resources and environment to explore out-of-the-box ideas.

“The Platform Innovation Centre is a hub dedicated to supporting startups and entrepreneurs at all stages of their journey.” - Platform Calgary

The Hackathon will mark an occasion to gather, share, enjoy positive competition, collaborate, promote team bonding and have FUN.

This energizing event welcomes the team back to the office and back to an exciting new phase in Showpass’ history as events kick into full gear.

Showpass loves to run internal Hackathon’s but also wants to share the experience with the YYC community. Follow along for exciting future plans for a Showpass public Hackathon!


Showpass is the worlds first customer-centric ticketing and discovery engine for events, activities, and things to do. Established in Calgary, Canada, Showpass is empowering event scaling technology, ticketing, distributed commerce and the mixed delivery (live, virtual and streamed) of experiences for tens of thousands of event hosts. Gain more reach with Showpass’ access to global distribution and discovery channels including Facebook's native ticketing, Google Things To Do, and a proprietary publishers network. By combining a passion for technology with a love for live events, the company delivers a ticketing solution that event organizers can be proud to work with. Showpass is proud to have served millions of customers every year.  To find out more, visit showpass.com.