This fall, bring your ideas to life with 1,000 new friends

September 15 – 17, 2017 @ University of Waterloo


Waterloo Engineering works with us year after year, to engineer epic experiences at Hack the North.

The University of Waterloo Engineering is home to Canada’s largest engineering school — 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.

"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

Canada’s biggest hackathon

We bring over 1000 students from around the world to the University of Waterloo to collaborate and create something extraordinary in 36 hours.

This is an event for hackers who choose to learn because they can, and build because they love it. Let us take care of the details — just bring your creativity and watch your ideas come to life this September.

You'll get the chance to learn from industry leaders and meet world class judges. And, you'll also be provided with great food and a ton of hardware resources. Sounds like an amazing weekend!

Last year at Hack the North

Be inspired by tech leaders

"If I hadn't been willing to fail, I wouldn't be able to succeed."
— Vinod Khosla at Hack the North 2016

Last year, Vinod Khosla, founder of Khosla Ventures, co-founder of Daisy systems, and founding-CEO of Sun Microsystems, delivered the keynote speech at Hack the North.

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