Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season

October 14 - 16, 2016

Western University, Canada

Come learn with us!

Hack Western is Western University's annual student-run hackathon. Hack Western 3, presented by the Scotiabank Digital Banking Lab at Ivey Business School, will bring together over 500 students for 36 hours of creation and innovation on the weekend of October 14-16.

Hack Western provides a welcoming atmosphere for students to create and learn about all kinds of incredible technologies. Whether it's a mobile app, a hardware project, a web application or some combination of all three, there's a good chance you'll see it at Hack Western.

Unleash your potential

Hack Western 3 is focused on learning. You don’t need to be a coding expert or a robot-building genius. Even if you’ve never coded before, but can’t wait to learn, we want to see you at Hack Western! We welcome people from all backgrounds -- from the arts, social sciences, science, engineering, business, you name it. We welcome the diversity of thought and we're confident that you have something valuable to contribute. Come discover how technology, code, but most importantly, teamwork can mobilize your great ideas.

Build amazing things

  1. Get access to world-class mentorship from successful professionals, experts, and fellow hackers.
  2. Take advantage of our full hardware lab with all the latest tech gear, from the new Oculus VR headsets to the Amazon Echo.
  3. Join us for dedicated workshops and tech talks, or take advantage of a dedicated learning track , such as FinTech Innovation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hack Western is completely free to attend with transportation available from many universities. In fact, we’ll also provide food, snacks, swag, and an amazing experience.

Students at all levels (undergraduate, graduate, and high school) are welcome! Hack Western is a hackathon where individuals from various disciplines, majors, and backgrounds are encouraged to come out and participate. To ensure an environment which is diverse, constructive, and exciting as possible, we require hackers to submit applications to attend. The application will let us get to know you a little bit better, give us an idea of what you’re thinking of doing, and help us provide the best experience for you. We want to ensure Hack Western is a good fit for you and that you are going to have an awesome time once you are accepted to attend.

A laptop, cables, chargers, and your student card are essential. If you’re making something hardware-related, be sure to bring the needed components. It’s also probably a good idea to bring a sleeping bag, pillow, and toiletries. What you don’t need is a pre-determined team, food, drink, or swag. We’ve got you covered!

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and beverages will be provided throughout the event. Please indicate any dietary restrictions you may have on our application form. We’ll be making sure that there is a wide variety of food at the event. If you have any dietary concerns while you are here, please speak to an organizer.

All code must be written at the event. Only demo it if you built it. Be an awesome human! And everyone, including hackers, mentors, sponsors and volunteers, must abide by the MLH Code of Conduct (check it out here:

Ask us any question, really!

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