Edmonton's Student Hackathon

HackEd is the annual 24-hour hackathon hosted by the Computer Engineering Club at the University of Alberta. Our goal is to bring together motivated students from diverse, interdisciplinary backgrounds and challenge them to build something awesome in a collaborative and competitive environment.

This year's hackathon will be on January 28 - 29 at Startup Edmonton (301, 10359 104 St Mercer Warehouse).

Registration is now closed.

  • 24 hours
  • 120+students
  • 10/10 best experience
  • $1,000+ in prizes

Design, Create, Build

Hackathons are for designing, creating and building awesome projects. Transform your crazy idea into a real working product over one weekend. Whether you’re a newbie or this ain’t your first rodeo, HackEd aims to give you the best hackathon experience with industry mentors for troubleshooting and inspiration, free swag, and cool prizes! Students from all schools, disciplines, years and experience levels are welcome.

Hacks from the Past

Check out the submissions on Devpost from our past hackathons.

  • HackEd Fall 2016

  • HackEd 2016

Frequently Asked Questions

When and where is the hackathon?

The hackathon starts at noon on January 28, Saturday and ends at noon on January 29, Sunday. The event is hosted at Startup Edmonton, which is located at 301, 10359 104 St Mercer Warehouse.

Who can participate?

Any student can participate! Regardless of discipline, year, experience level, high school or university, we encourage you to join us in transforming awesome ideas into real working products over the course of the weekend.

How much does it cost?

HackEd is completely free! We’ll also be providing food and drinks to keep your energy levels up throughout the event. However, we will not be providing travel reimbursements at this time. Participants from other cities will have to make their own travel arrangements.

What happens at HackEd?

You have 24 hours to work on a project, which can be based on hardware, software, or a combination of both. During the event, there will be mentors from industry and student volunteers (as well as fellow participants!) to help troubleshoot when you get stuck, or inspire you when you’re out of ideas! After the 24 hours are up, you present your work to a panel of judges.

Do I have to work by myself?

No! You can choose to work individually or in a team. We recommend having a group of three people but the maximum you can have is five. (PS: the prizes are best split between 3 people!)

What should I bring?

Your laptop and charger are the most important things you should have with you! Besides those, you might want to bring a change of clothes, a pillow and a blanket if you want to be comfortable for your power naps.

Will hardware/equipment be available to use during the event?

Please contact us if you need any special hardware or equipment for your hack and we will try to work something out with you!

What is the hackathon schedule like?

We’ll post this closer to the date so you can see a breakdown of events! We’ll also be including more info about how judging works and what kinds of prizes and categories you should look out for.

What's that banner at the top that says MLH - Season 17?

Major League Hacking (MLH) is a student hackathon league. This is our first year as an MLH event! We abide by their Code of Conduct so please give it a read before you register for the event!


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