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Syde Chicks rule the roost at Portal Hackathon

Syde chicks holding their prize
Ever had an idea that would change student life at UWaterloo? Every year dozens of students strive to leave their mark on campus, including the competitors who vie to build a new widget for the student portal. This year, nearly 40 students gathered at the Portal Hackathon to put their skills and creativity to the test.​

Student hackers play with Portal

Peoples Choice Award - Team Waterloo Rideshare

UWaterloo students broke the Student Portal once again during an October 17 hackathon.

Hacking their way to success

UWaterloo students broke the University's student portal - in a good way. 

Pokemon Masters

Open Pokemon from left to right: Kevin Nguyen, John Liu, Edward Yang, Jack Gao

UWaterloo students place in the top ten at Hack the North 

Cracking hackNY

Engineering students’ topical Rob Ford game wins ‘Funniest Hack’

In just 16 hours, third-year Systems Design Engineering students Chris Ngan and Nick Mostowich created an online platform game, Crackathon featuring embattled Mayor Rob Ford. “The development process consisted of a lot of Red Bull,” Nick said of their experience at hackNY’s annual spring hackathon.

newRoots for new Canadians

UWaterloo grad student’s life-changing app won $25,000 in national hackathon

Carlos Saavedra, a student in Waterloo’s Master of Digital Experience Innovation program at the Stratford Campus, won the first Canadian Open Data Experience, a 48-hour hackathon that challenged participants to create an application that would better the lives of Canadians. Carlos’s invention was awarded the $25,000 grand prize and also won the $1,000 fan favourite prize, as chosen by Canadians in an online poll.

International hackathon win

Second-year uWaterloo students conquer 27-hour hackathon

Second year students Rudi Chen and Shida Li have emerged victorious from the 27-hour Nokia Imaging Hackathon in Lund, Sweden. The Computer Science and Software Engineering students, respectively, brought their idea of a Smart Resizing app to life alongside 10 other experienced teams of developers from all over the world.

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