Trent University's First Hackathon

Taking place from November 4th - 6th at Trent University's Peter Gzowski Building, 400 students will compete to create software and hardware projects within 36 hours. With companies such as TribalScale, TD, BlackBerry and FreshBooks attending, there will be many opportunities for students to engage representatives and inquire about future career opportunites. 


Any student who has hacked at and been accepted to Electric City Hacks is able to submit a project.

Participants: Students. 

Team Sizes: Teams of 4 will be eligible for prizes, teams larger than 5 will not be considered eligible.

Hackathon Sponsors


$3,970 in prizes

1st Place

1st Place at Electric City Hacks!
Presented by MLH

2nd Place

2nd Place at Electric City Hacks!
Presented by MLH

3rd Place

3rd place at Electric City Hacks!
Presented by MLH

Best Hardware Hack - Presented by IEEE

Best Display of Project Management - Presented by Peter Northrop

A gift card to a project management bootcamp, including certification as a professional project manager.

Most Innovative Hack - Presented by IEEE

Best Interdisciplinary Hack - Presented by Electric City Hacks

Best Agritech Hack - Presented by the Peterborough Agricultural Society

Inspired by the Apps for Ag Competition at AG 4.0

Best Use of AWS Presented by MLH

1TB Hard Drives

Best Domain Name from Swag Bags

Watch Dogs® 2 Best Device Privacy Hack

Everything is part of the internet of things now - from your phone to your fitness band to your thermostat. Build a hack that utilizes private data being collected from your devices, and show how you can turn potential vulnerabilities into something constructive. Prize: Collector's Edition of Watch Dogs 2

Best Hack Against Online Harassment

Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment.

Best FinTech Hack Presented by FreshBooks

Best Beginner Hack Presented by ECH

Participants must have attended 2 or fewer hackathons cumulatively.

Perfect Pitch Presented by GPIC

Don't forget to checkout the perfect pitch workshop at 6PM (Saturday) in FPHL-117!

Best Green Hack Presented by TD

Best hack that is considered "Green"!

SAP Award

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Peter Northrop

Peter Northrop
Trent University

Adam Lacombe

Adam Lacombe

John Collinson

John Collinson
VP of Technology Innovation at TD

Michael Skinner

Michael Skinner
President & CEO - Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster

Ryan Moore

Ryan Moore
Peterborough Agricultural Society

Amaris Gerson

Amaris Gerson
Magnetic Forensics

Judging Criteria

  • Product
  • Pitch

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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