uWaterloo students hacking for the Waterloo community! Express your creativity and build off of concepts and ideas you have formed in your classes and personal interests. Join the hackathon to show your skills in programming, design, planning, art, mathematics, engineering, science, health, technology, environment and your passion for making a difference amongst your peers.

Hacking is an incredible learning experience and a great way to network in your community and build something from the ground up. Oh and we have some great sponsors providing food, prizes and swag to ensure you have an awesome time!

The base for this hackathon is promoting Waterloo pride, uWaterloo students working together, building projects to either help students or anyone in general. The idea is to come with an open mind and create something to show your peers how much you’ve learned from your work here.

Find out more at http://hack-waterloo.com/.


You must be a uWaterloo undergraduate student to participate. 


Create either a software application or contribute a standalone software module to an existing codebase. 

Hackathon Sponsors


$2,000 in prizes

Best Hack

Awarded to the team which demonstrates the best product/hack/invention.

Most Innovative/impactful

Awarded to the team with the most innovative and unique idea which they attempted to make and demonstrate.

Best Design

Awarded to the team with the most user friendly and ascetically pleas- ing design, that engages user experience to a whole new level.

Most Functional

Awarded to the team who’s hack shows incredible amount of thoughtfulness, consideration with solid logic and clean code; functional like a charm.

Engineering Society Award

Awarded to the best hack for a team which has majority Engineering students.

Computer Science Club Award

Awarded to the best hack for a team which has majority Math/CS students.

Rookie Award

Awarded to the best hack for a team which has majority members who have never been in a Hackathon.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Jin Zhang

Jin Zhang

Raheem Adam

Raheem Adam

Derek Ting

Derek Ting

Bill Bishop

Bill Bishop
UWaterloo ECE Department

Adam Allidina

Adam Allidina

Judging Criteria

  • Design
  • Functionality
  • Usefulness

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