Thursday, September 24, 2015
Bouncy castle? Check. Bubble soccer balls? Check. Enough
Red Bull ® and poutine to fuel over 1,000 hackers throughout
the weekend? Check and check. The University of Waterloo
students organizing Hack the North 2015 know exactly what
it takes to pull off Canada’s largest international hackathon.
Last year, they attracted more than 1,000 students from
around the world to the first Hack the North for 36 hours
of coding, hardware development, plus a lot of fun. Now
they’re preparing for its encore taking place this month.
What third-year systems design student Jenny Wen
remembers most as a 2014 participant is the atmosphere
from the electrifying opening speakers to the volunteers
high-fiving participants in the wee hours of the morning.