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

Hack Western is one of Canada’s largest annual student run hackathons and will be taking place at Western University. Hack Western 5 will welcome more than 600 students from November 23rd to 25th, 2018. 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. Our sponsors are central to Hack Western’s success, and allows the event to be free of charge for all students.

This year at Hack Western 5 we want to let your imagination take flight. With the help of our sponsors and partners, we will offer workshops, mentorship programs, and opportunities for students to recruit for internships and full-time positions.

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Any student who has been ACCEPTED to participate and hacked at Hack Western is eligible to submit a project. Teams can consist of 1-4 members. Please see Rules for further guidelines.


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Ryan Witcomb
Director of Analytics - Scotiabank

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Scott Dave
Director of Innovation Technology - Scotiabank

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Keith Horwood
StdLib Founder and CEO

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Jacob Lee
StdLib Co-Founder

Judging Criteria

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