Hack Western is Western University's annual student-run hackathon, allowing students to innovate, build and create amazing technologies.

Hack Western 4 will be hosting 550+ students for a weekend full of collaboration, innovation, and creativity on November 17 – 19th, 2017 at Western University.

This year, Hack Western provides a welcoming atmosphere for students to create and explore new technologies. Participants will collaborate in teams of up to four to build web, mobile, and hardware projects, while participating in workshops, learning from mentors and competing for prizes.

Hack Western 4 is focused on turning ideas into reality. We want to support our hackers in every step of the project creation process from: idea generation, to implementation, to project pitch, and even through turning their projects into a start-up business. With the help of our sponsors and partners, Hack Western 4 will ofer workshops, mentorship programs, and opportunities to apply to Western’s incubator to help participants turn their ideas into a reality.

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Eligibility

Any student who has been accepted to participate and hacked at Hack Western is eligible to submit a project. Please see Rules for further guidelines.

Judges

James Gilmore

James Gilmore
Vice President, Video Services & Technology - Bell Canada

Keith Horwood

Keith Horwood
StdLib Founder and CEO

Jacob Lee

Jacob Lee
StdLib Co-Founder

Michael Teixeira

Michael Teixeira
Software Developer, Blockchain - Scotiabank Digital Factory

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
  • Technical Difficulty
  • Polish
  • Usefulness
  • Demonstrates Learning