Canada's Biggest Hackathon @ University of Waterloo

Join 1,500 students from all around the globe at the University of Waterloo to build something incredible in just 36 hours.

At Hack the North, we want to make it easy for anyone to dream big. Our hackathon aims to engage and empower students of all experience levels by providing the resources to turn your ideas into a reality. Let us handle food, travel, and all the details so you can create #YourHackTheNorth.

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Judges

Eric Migicovsky

Eric Migicovsky
Partner, Y Combinator

Diogo Biazus

Diogo Biazus
Director of Technology, Coinberry

Ryan Graciano

Ryan Graciano
Co-founder and CTO, Credit Karma

Michael Gibson

Michael Gibson
Co-founder and General Partner, 1517 Fund

Danielle Strachman

Danielle Strachman
Co-founder and General Partner, 1517 Fund

Cat Noone

Cat Noone
CEO, Stark

Jeff LeJeune

Jeff LeJeune
VP of Engineering, Magnet Forensics

Henry Shi

Henry Shi
Co-founder and CTO, SnapTravel

Jay Shah

Jay Shah
Director, Velocity

Alroy Almeida

Alroy Almeida
Co-founder and CEO, Voltera

Yuhki Yamashita

Yuhki Yamashita
VP of Product, Figma

Jen Dewalt

Jen Dewalt
Founder, Zube

Dhananja Jayalath

Dhananja Jayalath
Co-founder and CPO, Athos

Kartik Talwar

Kartik Talwar
General Partner, A.Capital

Gregory Koberger

Gregory Koberger
Founder, ReadMe

Patrick Hannigan

Patrick Hannigan
Co-founder and CTO, Hive.co

Shuman Ghosemajumder

Shuman Ghosemajumder
CTO, Shape Security

Luke Chesser

Luke Chesser
Co-founder and Head of Product, Unsplash

Yitong Zhang

Yitong Zhang
Product Designer, Coinbase

Liam Horne

Liam Horne
Co-founder, L4

Andrew D'Souza

Andrew D'Souza
Co-founder and CEO, Clearbanc

Judging Criteria

  • Wow factor
    Does the project stand out?
  • Technical difficulty
    How technically complex is the project?
  • Originality
    Is the project new or unique?
  • Design
    Is the project easy to use and polished?