University of Waterloo | September 18–20, 2015
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Engineered for Epic

We've teamed up with Waterloo Engineering to execute a truly world-class hackathon.

There is an undeniable reputation throughout tech of the kind of engineering talent that comes out of the University of Waterloo. The students here are probably going to be the business leaders of this century.

Alexis Ohanian, Co-founder, Reddit

Waterloo Engineering is Canada’s largest engineering school and a pipeline for engineering talent for the world’s leading companies. Ranked among the top 50 engineering schools in the world, the school’s reputation for excellence is built on the foundation of co-op education and a bold history of innovation.

About the Event

Hack the North is Canada's premier Hackathon.

Hack the North is a 36 hour event where 1,000 students of different skill levels come together, form teams, and create a unique software or hardware project from scratch. With industry leaders, world class mentors, great food and a ton of hardware resources - you're in for an amazing time!

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Judges & Speakers

The following industry moguls will be at Hack the North. Stay tuned as we confirm more judges and speakers closer to the event.


Sponsors make Hack the North possible. These companies back us so we can provide you with food, swag, the tools you need to make something amazing, and most importantly - an unforgettable weekend.

The Hack the North sponsorship team can be reached at