Hack Western is Western University's annual student-run hackathon, providing a welcoming atmosphere for students to create and learn about all kinds of incredible technologies.

Hack Western is Western University's annual student-run hackathon. Hack Western 3, presented by the Scotiabank Digital Banking Lab at Ivey Business School, will bring together over 500 students for 36 hours of creation and innovation on the weekend of October 14-16.

Hack Western provides a welcoming atmosphere for students to create and learn about all kinds of incredible technologies. Whether it's a mobile app, a hardware project, a web application or some combination of all three, there's a good chance you'll see it at Hack Western.

This year, we're focusing on learning. You don’t need to be a coding expert or a robot-building genius. Even if you’ve never coded before, but can’t wait to learn, we want to see you at Hack Western! We welcome people from all backgrounds -- from the arts, social sciences, science, engineering, business, you name it. We welcome the diversity of thought and we're confident that you have something valuable to contribute. Come discover how technology, code, but most importantly, teamwork can mobilize your great ideas.

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Eligibility

Any student who has been accepted to participate and hacked at Hack Western is eligible to submit a project.

Judges

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JP Vergne
Co-Director, Digital Banking Lab

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Karel Vuong
Director of Community, Diagram

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Rachel Sugar
iOS Specialist, Google

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Adam Hartfiel
Data Scientist, Media Sonar

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Jessica Asuncion
Test Automation Engineer, RL Solutions

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Pei Li
Software Engineer, Wealthsimple

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Ryan Wilson
Software Engineer, Google

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Marina Mekhall
GDLS

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Luke Farnell
Automation Engineer, RL Solutions

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Adam Preston
Vetronics Systems Specialist, GDLS

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Jared Windover
Software Developer, Magnet Forensics

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Daniel Kish
Vetronics Specialist, GDLS

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Andrew Neves
GDLS

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Jenna Le
London Life Insurance Co.

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Patrick Cookson
London Life Insurance Co.

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Ryan Primeau
Digital Boundary Group

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David Strucke
Media Sonar

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Blake Zwikler
Ambitions.co

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
  • Technical Difficulty
  • Polish
  • Usefulness
  • Demonstrates Learning