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

JP Vergne

JP Vergne
Co-Director, Digital Banking Lab

Karel Vuong

Karel Vuong
Director of Community, Diagram

Rachel Sugar

Rachel Sugar
iOS Specialist, Google

Adam Hartfiel

Adam Hartfiel
Data Scientist, Media Sonar

Jessica Asuncion

Jessica Asuncion
Test Automation Engineer, RL Solutions

Pei Li

Pei Li
Software Engineer, Wealthsimple

Ryan Wilson

Ryan Wilson
Software Engineer, Google

Marina Mekhall

Marina Mekhall
GDLS

Luke Farnell

Luke Farnell
Automation Engineer, RL Solutions

Adam Preston

Adam Preston
Vetronics Systems Specialist, GDLS

Jared Windover

Jared Windover
Software Developer, Magnet Forensics

Daniel Kish

Daniel Kish
Vetronics Specialist, GDLS

Andrew Neves

Andrew Neves
GDLS

Jenna Le

Jenna Le
London Life Insurance Co.

Patrick Cookson

Patrick Cookson
London Life Insurance Co.

Ryan Primeau

Ryan Primeau
Digital Boundary Group

David Strucke

David Strucke
Media Sonar

Blake Zwikler

Blake Zwikler
Ambitions.co

Judging Criteria

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