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AquaHacking Challenge Atlantic Canada 2022-2023

Atlantic Canada is home to a spectacular system of dynamic freshwater and marine environments.  

 

Hosted by AquaAction and Saint Mary's University, the AquaHacking Challenge invites talented young innovators from across Atlantic Canada to put their skills to work to tackle freshwater issues 

  • Virtual & Final In-Person
  • aquahacking
  • water

SEPTEMBER 14 - JUNE 17, 2023

Design for Change 2023

Design for Change 2023 is a six-week challenge for university and college students across Canada aimed at solving a problem to one of Canada's most pressing societal issues: Homelessness. As a participant, you will identify opportunities to leverage human-centered design to response to the homelessness crisis!

  • Virtual
  • wilfrid laurier university
  • scotiabank
  • human-centered design

FEBRUARY 13 - MARCH 28, 2023

RISE: Refugee & Immigration Service Enhancement

Funded by the Government of Canada IRCC, RISE is a tailored innovation training program aimed at helping settlement service providers improve their services. Innovation experts at Hackworks will take selected service providers through user-centered design training workshops and work with them to implement innovation methodologies to make measurable and meaningful improvements to existing client services.
  • Virtual

FEBRUARY 07 - APRIL 01, 2022

Cisco Innovation Labs Challenge: APIClarity Edition

The Cisco Innovation Labs Challenge: APIClarity Edition is a four-day event where participants will use APIClarity to complete a set of challenges to qualify for $10,000 in prizes. This event is tailored to developers with experience working with Kubernetes and will allow participants to progress through the challenges at their own pace. 

  • Virtual
  • kubernetes

FEBRUARY 24 - MARCH 04, 2022

AquaHacking Challenge 2021 Western Canada

The AquaHacking Challenge is a technological and entrepreneurial competition aimed at developing innovative solutions to freshwater issues. This Challenge allows young innovators to launch their start-up with a sustainable mandate. It is a pre-incubator and a stepping-stone for future entrepreneurs in the water sector.
  • Virtual

JANUARY 04 - SEPTEMBER 11, 2021

Hip, Hack, Array!

A Coding Challenge for Students

Hip, Hack, Array! is a 48-hour virtual hackathon aimed at students and recent grads across the United States and Canada. In these challenging times, Hip, Hack, Array! offers those who love code a fun, engaging, and competitive way to spend a weekend.
  • Virtual

JUNE 18 - JUNE 20, 2021

Go Studio Innovation Jam

We're calling on participants to use emerging technology to develop ideas that lead to long term solutions for ageing in place. The challenge is to help older adults stay in their homes longer while maintaining their independence in a safer, healthier, and more cost-effective way.
  • Virtual

MARCH 26 - APRIL 27, 2021

Design For Change

Design for Change is a four-week UX Design Challenge for university and college students across Canada aimed at shifting social transformation toward greener behaviour and sustainable practices. Human behaviour has been a lead contributor to climate change, but it can also be a lead contributor to resolving it!
  • Virtual

MARCH 01 - MARCH 27, 2021

Hacking Generational Wealth

Black Tech Matters (host of last year’s MIT Hacking Racism) is back and hosting Hacking Generational Wealth, a virtual hackathon to disrupt the cycle of economic inequality and inequity, particularly in minority communities.
  • Virtual

FEBRUARY 26 - FEBRUARY 28, 2021

WinterHack 2020: Global Design Thinking Ideathon

Cookhouse Labs is proud to present WinterHack 2020: Global Design Thinking Ideathon, in collaboration with InsurLab Germany and msg group. Join some of the world’s best insurance organizations, startups, and student innovators for 2 days of exciting insurance innovation, ideation, and competition around the theme “Digital Ecosystems”!
  • Virtual

NOVEMBER 03 - NOVEMBER 05, 2020

AquaHacking Atlantic Canada

AquaHacking is a start-up tech competition where young innovators team up to tackle urgent water issues through innovation and entrepreneurship. After five consecutive years focused on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Basin, AquaHacking is now expanding to Atlantic Canada. In 2020, Atlantic Water Network at Saint Mary’s University is proud to host the first edition of AquaHacking on Canada’s east coast.
  • Virtual

JANUARY 16 - SEPTEMBER 18, 2020

Hack Instead

Hack Instead is a 48-hour virtual hackathon hosted by Hackworks for students across Canada. As a Hack Instead participant, you'll be free to tackle whatever problem and create whatever solution you want.
  • Virtual

AUGUST 07 - AUGUST 09, 2020

SummerHack 2020: IoT Disruption in Insurance

Join Cookhouse Labs’ SummerHack 2020! A global virtual 24-hour Hackathon designed to bring a diverse group of Hackers, designers, business specialists, and insurance organizations together to leverage the technology of the Internet of Things (IoT) to tackle some of the major challenges of the insurance industry.
  • Virtual

JULY 30 - JULY 31, 2020

AquaHacking BC

Each year through the AquaHacking Challenge, we engage with rising gen hackers, engineers, and marketers from various universities to create multidisciplinary teams and develop clean-tech engineering, web and mobile solutions to solve water issues affecting different regions in Canada. This year for the FIRST time, the AquaHacking Challenge is brought to British Columbia, hosted by the Okanagan Basin Water Board.
  • UBC Okanagan Campus, BC

OCTOBER 03 - JUNE 30, 2020

AquaHacking Lake Winnipeg

AquaHacking is a startup competition designed to support technology and business development addressing environmental problems related to freshwater. Between January and October 2020, AquaHacking Lake Winnipeg will engage students and young professionals to team up and develop innovative solutions to the specific water issues facing the Lake Winnipeg Basin.
  • Virtual

JANUARY 06 - JUNE 11, 2020

Solve for X

Solve for X is a Canada-wide ideation sprint centred around driving positive change for women impacted by COVID-19. It is an opportunity for everyone who wants to help contribute towards a better tomorrow.
  • Virtual

MAY 29 - MAY 31, 2020

Stantec Idea Hackathon

The Stantec Idea Hackathon is a two-day forum where smart city industry professionals and students can share ideas, build relationships, and deliver potential solutions that are relevant and meaningful for the citizens of Tampa. We’re inviting a diverse range of experts who can balance vision and imagination with practicality and rigor to contribute to challenging discussions on the intersection between technology and humanity in city building.
  • Amalie Arena

MARCH 09 - MARCH 10, 2020

DeCode Congestion

We are inviting Strategists, technologists and engaged residents to take part in the City of Vancouver's DeCode Congestion Hackathon. We believe that the combination of data, technology, and talented Vancouver residents can create solutions that optimize street use for an efficient, safe, and reliable transportation network.
  • Vancouver, BC

NOVEMBER 08 - NOVEMBER 10, 2019

Oxford Global Hackathon - Boston

Oxford Properties is a global real estate owner, investor, developer and property management company. As a group passionate about innovation in construction, architecture and building design, we are inviting 400 of the best minds to gather in 4 cities around the world to develop solutions for some of the most pressing challenges in the sector today.
  • Boston, Massachusetts

SEPTEMBER 14 - SEPTEMBER 15, 2019

Oxford Global Hackathon - London

Oxford Properties is a global real estate owner, investor, developer and property management company. As a group passionate about innovation in construction, architecture and building design, we are inviting 400 of the best minds to gather in 4 cities around the world to develop solutions for some of the most pressing challenges in the sector today.
  • London, UK

SEPTEMBER 14 - SEPTEMBER 15, 2019

Oxford Global Hackathon - Toronto

Oxford Properties is a global real estate owner, investor, developer and property management company. As a group passionate about innovation in construction, architecture and building design, we are inviting 400 of the best minds to gather in 4 cities around the world to develop solutions for some of the most pressing challenges in the sector today.
  • Toronto, ON

SEPTEMBER 14 - SEPTEMBER 15, 2019

Oxford Global Hackathon - Sydney

Oxford Properties is a global real estate owner, investor, developer and property management company. As a group passionate about innovation in construction, architecture and building design, we are inviting 400 of the best minds to gather in 4 cities around the world to develop solutions for some of the most pressing challenges in the sector today.
  • Sydney, Australia

SEPTEMBER 14 - SEPTEMBER 15, 2019

METEOHACK

From July 8th to July 11th, developers, data scientists, technology professionals, researchers, experts, academics and all weather data enthusiasts are invited to explore the near universal influence of environmental factors like weather and climate on Canadians using the data collected and generated by ECCC-MSC.
  • Phi Center

JULY 08 - JULY 10, 2019

AquaHacking Challenge 2019

Each year, the AquaHacking Challenge engages with rising gen hackers, engineers and marketers from various universities to create multidisciplinary teams and develop clean-tech engineering, web and mobile solutions to water issues affecting the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Watershed Basin.
  • Virtual

MARCH 21 - JUNE 15, 2019

GIFT THE CODE 2018

Gift the Code brings together coders, developers, designers, coaches, mentors and many more smart people, and we pair them up with charities. We're looking for a diverse group of keeners with big brains and even bigger hearts. All experience levels are welcome. Everyone works together over an intense weekend to solve a problem and have an amazing time.
  • Toronto, ON

NOVEMBER 16 - NOVEMBER 18, 2018

Elevate Hackathon

Gather with a diverse and inclusive community of hundreds of innovators, professionals, students and tech leaders from around the world. The Elevate Hackathon empowers people who are eager to learn and create by providing an environment for you to explore and build with mentorship and resources (i.e. data and APIs).
  • Toronto, ON

SEPTEMBER 21 - SEPTEMBER 23, 2018

VANquish Collisions Hackathon

Help us VANquish Collisions for good! The City of Vancouver is looking for interventions to help move quickly towards our zero transportation related fatalities and serious injuries goal while encouraging active travel, especially for vulnerable road users such as seniors and children.
  • Vancouver, BC

SEPTEMBER 07 - SEPTEMBER 09, 2018

Oxford Smart Retail Challenge

With more than 18 million annual visitors, thousands of parking spaces and more than 250 shops and services spread across the equivalent of more than 30 football fields, Yorkdale is an operational marvel. Join us at the Oxford Smart Retail Challenge for the opportunity to transform the retail landscape and win cash prizes!
  • Toronto, ON

APRIL 20 - APRIL 22, 2018

Housing Hack

You’re invited to Barrie’s first ever Housing Hack presented by the Barrie & District Association of REALTORS® Inc.– an energizing weekend-long hackathon where you can create digital applications and strategic insights to improve the housing industry in your community. Supported by the City of Barrie, you can help meet the needs of a changing community and housing ecosystem.
  • Barrie, ON

OCTOBER 20 - OCTOBER 22, 2017

Museum VX Hackathon

The Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum have teamed up with Hackworks to explore technology opportunities that will allow them to upgrade visitor experiences with the latest digital technology. On November 26 & 27, 60 enthusiastic problem solvers, creative thinkers, change-makers and technologists from local Universities and Colleges will gather in the Resource Centre of the Canadian Museum of History to bring digital technology solutions to challenges faced by the Museums.
  • Canadian Museum of History

NOVEMBER 26 - NOVEMBER 27, 2016

FINHACKS

Open to all skill levels, participants will join teams and be challenged to develop innovative solutions that enhance customer experiences, facilitate financial transactions using connected devices, and surface new tools and ideas that use the latest in software and hardware technologies – with the objective of completing a working MVP prototype over the course of the hackathon.
  • Toronto, ON

NOVEMBER 18 - NOVEMBER 20, 2016

Gift the Code

Driven by the desire to commit as much funding as possible toward their respective causes, local charity organizations often operate on tight budgets which can prevent them from taking full advantage of digital solutions and top-tier technology talent that could help advance their mission even more. The Capital One Canada Gift the Code Hackathon aspires to change this and give participating organizations a much-needed boost.
  • Toronto, ON

OCTOBER 21 - OCTOBER 23, 2016

Scotiabank Hack IT: Debt Challenge

During the 40-hour Scotiabank Hack IT: Debt Challenge, over one hundred participants formed teams and collaborated with financial experts to build tools that kickstarted the development of real solutions.
  • Scotiabank Centre

FEBRUARY 05 - FEBRUARY 07, 2016

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