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 2017 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.

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$750 in prizes

Top 3 Finalists (3)

Prize package containing: Skullcandy Uproar bluetooth headphones, Skullcandy Barricade mini-bluetooth speaker, Striiv Fusion 2, Razer Deathadder mouse, Tile Slim


Use your tech skills for good and hack online harassment! Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment. Members of the winning team receive Hack Harassment Battery Packs!

Best Use of AWS (Amazon Web Services)

1 TB Hard Drives

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Domain.com Swag Bags

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


All current high school, undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to participate. If you are a new grad (i.e. graduated within the last 12 months), you can also compete!

Teams of 3 are recommended. We allow individuals or teams of up to 5. Prizes are awarded assuming teams of 3, no additional prizes will be awarded to larger teams.


Entries must be projects begun during the Hackathon.

All code must be hosted on a public GitHub repo or your project will be ineligible to win. Make sure your GitHub repo is linked with your submission on Devpost!

You are encouraged to include as much information about your project as possible on your submission page. The more information there is, the easier it is for others to understand your project's true capabilities.


How to enter




Nancy Minderman

Nancy Minderman
Computer Engineering Lab Instructor at the University of Alberta

Petr Musilek

Petr Musilek
Director of Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta

Cam Linke

Cam Linke
Local Software Entrepreneur

Nazima Rayani

Nazima Rayani
Product Manager at Jobber

Brittany Lamorie

Brittany Lamorie
Software Engineer at Resolver Inc.

James Finlay

James Finlay
Software Developer at Microsoft

Dana Marsh

Dana Marsh
Analyst at Darkhorse Analytics

Abram Hindle

Abram Hindle
Computer Science Professor at the University of Alberta

Judging Criteria

  • Originality
    How unique and innovative is the solution?
  • Practicality
    How useful is the solution for the problem it was designed to solve?
  • Technicality
    How well did the teams overcome problems they encountered?
  • WOW Factor
    Are you blown away?

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