Empowering innovation and collaboration: uOttaHack 2024 gathers tech enthusiasts at uOttawa

Faculty of Engineering

By Bernard Rizk

Media Relations Officer, uOttawa

Empowering innovation and collaboration: uOttaHack 2024 gathers tech enthusiasts at uOttawa

Ottawa's Premier Hackathon Celebrates its Sixth Anniversary

uOttaHack, the premier student-run technology event at the University of Ottawa, is gearing up to host its highly anticipated annual Hackathon from March 1 to March 3 at the Learning Crossroads (CRX). This in-person event will bring together some of the brightest students, tech enthusiasts, industry leaders, Faculty of Engineering academics and alumni for a weekend of innovation, collaboration, and skill development.

The objective of uOttaHack is to empower students to explore their passions for technology and entrepreneurship while building a vibrant community of like-minded individuals dedicated to disrupting the worlds of business and technology. The event will feature company challenges, career fairs, talks and presentations, as well as various mini events aimed at providing both professional and enjoyable experiences for all participants.

"We are thrilled to once again host uOttaHack, an event that has become a pivotal gathering of innovative minds over the past six years," says Deniz Jasarbasic, data science student at the Faculty of Engineering and co-director of the event.

"This year's hackathon promises to be our most exciting and impactful yet, with a focus on providing participants with invaluable educational experiences and unparalleled networking opportunities," adds Iaroslav Volkov, cybersecurity student and co-director of the event.

The impact of uOttaHack extends far beyond the event itself. By addressing real-world problems through technology and creativity, the hackathon plays a crucial role in enhancing the technical and collaborative skills of participants. It also serves as a platform for aspiring tech professionals to connect with leading companies and potential mentors, opening doors to internships and job opportunities.

About uOttaHack

Over the past six years, uOttaHack has experienced exponential growth. In 2023, the event welcomed over 500 hackers, received 1500 applications, hosted 11 workshops and was supported by 25 sponsors. Since its inception, uOttaHack has involved 40+ universities, 50+ companies, awarded over $40,000 in prizes, and resulted in thousands of projects from 2146 hackers.

Media representatives are invited to attend uOttaHack 2024 to witness firsthand the energy and creativity that will be on display throughout the event. For more information about uOttaHack, please visit the uOttaHack 2024 website.

WHAT: uOttaHack 6

WHERELearning Crossroads (CRX), 100 Louis Pasteur Private, Ottawa.

WHEN: March 1 to March 3, 2024

For media inquiries, please send an email to [email protected].