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University of Ottawa ยท February 9-10, 2019

The biggest hackathon in the capital is back!

uOttaHack is back for the 2019 hackathon season, so get ready for another exciting weekend full of teamwork, innovation, and creativity! On February 9th and 10th, we'll challenge over 500 hackers from across North America to build their most ambitious projects in just 24 hours.

While you're not busy working on your project, you'll have the chance to attend workshops, play with awesome tech, talk to recruiters, and make some new friends. We believe that everybody should be empowered to create and bring their ideas to life. We encourage artists, entrepreneurs, and innovators from all faculties and skill levels to attend. We can't wait to see you there!

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Stories from our hackers

Xunxun Shi

Biotechnology, 5th year

University of Ottawa

"As a student who isn't enrolled in a tech major, uottaHack marked a great turning point for me. My experience not only exposed me to tech such as machine learning and augmented reality, but also challenged my creative thinking and team building skills. I ended up loving what I learned from the hackathon enough to pursue a career in machine learning. I am now a data scientist intern at TELUS, and I wouldn't be here if I hadn't clicked on the sign-up button."

Nick Wu

Computer Engineering, 4th year

University of British Columbia

"Had a lot of fun meeting cool people, experimenting with frontend technologies, and winning a prize for a challenge!"

Abhay Mahajan

Electrical Engineering, 4th year

University of Ottawa

"'sudo apt-get install hack' doesn't actually get you a hack that you can submit. In all seriousness - I realized I really enjoy the mentorship side of the hackathon and helped me decide that project management is right for me. Next year I'm definitely applying for a mentor position."


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