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Western Canada's largest hackathon is happening at UBC this month

DH Vancouver Staff Jan 09, 2018 1:55 pm 1,349

Coding, design, and website building enthusiasts will be flocking to UBC this month.

On Saturday, January 13 and Sunday, January 14 the UBC Life Sciences Building will be home to Western Canada’s largest hackathon, nwHacks.

The event is set to bring together more than 600 of the brightest minds in the Pacific Northwest to make things, break them, and then make them better and cooler.

Attendees will need to bring an open mind and a desire to learn at the event where they’ll be building awesome projects in just 24 hours.

That’s right. Teams of two to five people will be collaborating on an application at the 24-hour hackathon. Student participants will be coming in from across British Columbia, Washington State, Oregon, and Alberta, to get their tech innovation on.


Prizes will be awarded to the most creative, polished, and theme-specific projects or “hacks”. The winners will be chosen by a panel of judges comprised of top industry professionals.

It doesn’t matter if participants have no previous experience as hackathons are an excellent place for learning. Additionally, mentors will be walking around to help students with any problems they face.

Though Rome wasn’t built in a day, a seriously good app can be.

Students are advised to bring everything they need to stay the night – including a sleeping bag. But there will be food provided throughout the event so all participants will be well fuelled.

nwHacks is dedicated to creating a thriving community of technology lovers in the Pacific Northwest region by bringing together the brightest minds for this epic two-day event.

nwHacks 2018

When: January 13 and 14
Where: Life Sciences Building, UBC – 2329 West Mall, Vancouver
Price: FREE – Register via nwHacks

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