Hack the North in the News

Last year's recap

1100 hackers. 23 countries. 175 schools. 200 mentors.

Last year, hackers of various skill levels from around the world travelled free of charge to Waterloo to create unique software & hardware projects in 36 hours.


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What our judges and sponsors had to say

“This has got to be probably the best hackathon I've been to.”

Sam Altman, President, Y Combinator

“Thank you to the entire #HackTheNorth team we had a great time and will be back! You all are a model of what makes for a great hackathon!”

Danielle Strachman, General Partner, 1517

“Hack the North has built an impressive community of builders and hackers and we've seen some incredible projects built in just one weekend.”

Kat Manalac, Partner, Y Combinator

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