Students urged to ‘dream big’ at Hack the North

Friday, September 17, 2021

A pair of undergraduate students at Waterloo Engineering are co-directors of the 2021 edition of Hack the North, which begins today and runs until Sunday.

The largest hackathon in Canada, the student-run, mostly virtual event is expected to draw more than 3,000 student participants from around the world to build technology projects from scratch in just 36 hours.

“Hack the North exists to give anyone the ability and the opportunity to dream big,” said co-director Jessica Zhang, who is studying computer engineering at Waterloo. “Whether that’s through workshops or mentorship, whether that’s through the speaker panels or networking, we’re connecting people and giving them a space and the resources to build something amazing.”

Emily Wang, the other co-director of the eighth annual event for student inventors, is a systems design engineering student.

Go to Hack the North 2021 for the full story.

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