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Hackville 2023: students create innovative software solutions

Jul 25, 2023

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Sheridan’s popular Hackathon event returned to an in-person format for the first time since 2019, drawing more than 100 students and industry professionals from across the GTA to Hazel McCallion Campus in February. This year’s theme of Hackville, a 36-hour event organized by the student-run Hackademics Club which brings students from different disciplines together to create problem-solving apps, was “creating an accessible and fun app to help tech amateurs.”

The goal of hackathons is to give students and innovators an opportunity to explore, network and collaborate with others across various fields. Top finishers were: 

  • First place: Accessai
  • Second place: Tiny Techs
  • Third place: Cyber Scout

“No matter how much you learn in school, there will always be a part of you that thinks you're not ready to take on that project. It's a problem I faced in my earlier years at Mobile Computing, and I see it haunting students to this day,” said Hackville 2023 student lead Amirhossein Azizafshari Hackathons like Hackville really help you get past that fear of rolling your sleeves up and making an idea you had in your mind into an MVP that you can win prizes for. The sheer excitement of having our ideas come to life is unreal, and I am glad I was able to help organize it this time around. Don't be afraid of starting a project! It's your computer - it can't bite.”

Have you joined a hackathon yet? Stay tuned for Hackville 2024! For more information about Hackville, please visit https://hackville.io/

Written by Dominique Rivera, Digital Content Specialist, FAST

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