Trent University's Annual Hackathon!

Taking place from November 2nd - 4th at Trent University's Student Centre, 350 students will compete to create software and hardware projects within 37 hours.

Electric City Hacks invites programmers of all skill levels and experience to come together to learn and invent products that solve a variety of issues that are seen in today's world.

With companies such as Innovation Cluster, TD, and FreshBooks attending, there will be many opportunities for students to engage with representatives and inquire about future career opportunites.

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


Students from secondary and post-secondary schools may take part in Electric City Hacks.

Team Size

Teams can have up to 4 members of registered hackers who must be present at the event.



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John Collinson
Vice President, Business Technology, TD Insurance

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Matthew Barnes
Software Dev, Freshbooks

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Andrea Bonner
Senior I&IT Project Manager, Ontario Government

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Dexter Fichuk
Software Dev, Shopify

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Richard Hurley
COIS Dept Head, Trent University

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Michael Skinner
President & CEO, Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster

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Peter Northrop
Project Management - PMP Agile

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Vaz Minasyan

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
  • Usefulness
  • Technicality
  • Polish