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Thinking Educating Changing Hacking


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Sept.30th - Oct.1st, 2017
Vancouver Convention Centre


EduHacks is a 24-hour hackathon where talented students will be invited to form teams based on mutual interest, with the goal of integrating technology into the design of exceptional learning experiences. Projects will be judged not only on their scope and vision, but also for their ability to provide specific and quantitative outcomes. Over 24 hours, participants will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to interact with designers, engineers, and entrepreneurs who have passion for using technology to redefine education, bringing together practical, hands-on experience with the chance to connect with other talented individuals.




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Sarah Lubik

Sarah Lubik

Dr. Sarah Lubik is Simon Fraser University (SFU)'s first Director of Entrepreneurship, promoting the power of, and need for, interdisciplinary teams and commercialization of research to solve wicked problems. She is co-Champion of the Technology Entrepreneurship@SFU program, a lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Beedie School of Business and a researcher in university entrepreneurship, including incubation, spin-outs, commercialization and innovation ecosystems. Her work as been featured in journals such as Long Range Planning, R&D Management and Innovation Management: Policy and Practice. She has experience coordinating pan-European startup support programs focusing on key areas such as coaching, funding and clusters, is a certified expert business coach and is the co-founder and marketing director of a high-tech startup: Lungfish Dive Systems. Sarah has been named one of Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 under 40 and an Innovation Leader by the Government of Canada. She has been noted in BC Business magazine’s Women of Influence issue and been named a finalist for the 2017 YWCA Women of Distinction in Education, Training & Development. Sarah holds a BBA (honours) from SFU and a masters and PhD from the University of Cambridge.

Hussein Hallak

Hussein Hallak

Serial Entrepreneur | Speaker | Startup Advisor | Angel Investor | GM @Launch_Academy | Vancouver's Leading Startup Hub Built 20+ startups. Mentored and trained 1000+ entrepreneurs. Featured in Forbes, BBC, Entrepreneur, DailyHive (VancityBuzz), Business In Vancouver, Roundhouse Radio, Vancouver Courier, Richmond Sentinel and Notable.

Mike Nikles

Mike Nikles

As an experienced leader in a variety of industries and positions, Mike has a wide range of "been there, done that" moments to help businesses successfully grow their teams and build products that last. Mike is driven by his passion to deliver software that solves problems and helps others. Mike is the author of "html-to-react", an open source library with over 30k downloads in 2016. He's also the original organizer of the ReactJS Vancouver meetup group with 1,000+ members.

Don Burks

Don Burks

Head Instructor at Lighthouse Labs. Web developer for 19 years. Published author, musician, sarcastic beer-lover.

Andro Atienza

Andro Atienza

Lead UI & Communications Design Instructor With over 5 years of experience as a graphic designer taking on projects and campaigns across print and digital mediums, Andro is driven by design that strikes a balance between creative and strategic fields. Having graduated from RED Academy’s own UX Design Program, Langara’s Electronic Media Design and Communication Arts Program as well as a BA in Management Communications Technology, Andro brings in an expansive wealth of knowledge, skills, and insights in the realm of User Interface and Communication Design. An avid runner and lover of all music, Andro’s days are fuelled by his passion for creating compelling stories, engaging brands and bottomless cups of coffee.

Who can participate?

EduHacks welcomes those who are interested in technology and innovation and have an interesting project or idea to develop within the scope of the challenges proposed. You can participate in the hackathon as an individual or as a group.

Can I hack in teams?

Bring your hack buddies! Hackers can work together in teams with maximum 5 people. We can also help you to create a team at the day of the event. Note that each member is required to submit an application at

What if I have never attended a hackathon before?

No worries. Eduhacks is zero-hackathon-experience required. We have experienced professionals at the event to assist you and your team. Come and have fun!

Am I guaranteed to enter EduHacks after registration?

Application screening will be ongoing from May to September, qualified applicants will receive a confirmation email from EduHacks.

How to become a sponsor?

As a sponsor, you will be able to present your brand in the hackathon and generate publicity in your targeted market sector. Please contact if you are interested in becoming one of our sponsors.

What should I bring?

Your innovative ideas, a working computer, any hardware that's going to help you hack and your passionate self!

Will there be food provided during hackathon?

Yes. Food vouchers will be provided to all participants. It can be used at any restaurant from the list we provide.

Does EduHacks have a Code of Conduct?

Yes, we do! All participants must follow the MLH Code of Conduct at Eduhacks!

How to register?

Online Registration is Now Open!
Ticket sales are refundable only if you have not been admitted after the screening process.

Stop waiting. Start hacking.

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Saturday, Sept. 30th

10:00 - 11:00 Check-in

11:30 - 12:00 Opening Ceremony

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 Start Hacking

14:00 - 18:00 Workshops

19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

Sunday, Oct. 1st

09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 Projects Due

13:30 - 15:30 Demo

16:00 - 18:00 Final Presentation

18:00 - 19:30 Closing Ceremony


Community Partners

Special Thanks To

Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season