Canada’s largest hackathon welcomes 1,500 creators

Friday, September 13, 2019

Talented young creators from around the world are coming together at the University of Waterloo this weekend for the sixth annual Hack the North event.

The largest hackathon in Canada and one of the largest in North America with 1,500 participants this year, the free student-run event gets crucial support from the Faculty of Engineering and is based in the three newest engineering buildings.

Hackers working in teams of up to four members will have less than 36 hours to complete software or hardware projects, in addition to taking part in workshops and fun events such as karaoke.

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One of the highlights of Hack the North last year was the surprise arrival of a Canadian military helicoper and special forces soldiers who slid down ropes from it hovered just outside Engineering 7.

One of the highlights of Hack the North last year was the surprise arrival of a Canadian military helicoper and special operations soldiers who slid down ropes to the ground as it hovered just outside Engineering 7.

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