Success Stories

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Cloud Sprint, hosted by the largest Alphabet company

The largest Alphabet company engaged Hackworks to help them connect with their enterprise clients in a more in-depth way, help them understand the capabilities of their Cloud Platform, and to build deeper relationships between the client and the Alphabet Company’s team of engineers.

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Capital One: Gift the Code

The Gift the Code hackathon is a Capital One Canada initiative to provide local charities with a tech boost in a creative and innovative manner. With Hackworks’ help, Capital One has connected with the tech community and has created a successful recruiting pipeline of developers, data scientists, and product designers.

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Cisco: FinHacks

Cisco was looking to identify up-and-coming tech talent for future co-op and full-time opportunities.  So, they invited computer science and engineering students to Swim with the Big Fish, and work out of their cutting-edge North American Innovation Centre for 48 hours surrounded by their IoT technologies and prototypes.

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The Elevate team, working with founding partner TD, approached Hackworks to help create Toronto’s biggest hackathon. Over a 48-hour hackathon at MaRS, more than 500 hackers worked tirelessly rallying behind one theme: How can we use data and technology to make Toronto a more inclusive, safe and vibrant city in which to live and work.

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Scotiabank Hack IT

Over a weekend in January, Scotiabank and Hackworks gathered the brightest budding technology and finance entrepreneurs to participate in the Scotiabank Hack IT: Debt Challenge. Over 100 coders, digital artists, and FinTech enthusiasts came together and built solutions that would help Canadians better manage their debt.

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TD Tech Jam

Together with TD, we designed a non-technical, digitally inspired hackathon that empowers employees with the knowledge and opportunity to imagine and develop the next digital solution to better service clients.

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Oxford Global Hackathon

As a group passionate about innovation in construction, architecture and building design, they invited 400 of the best minds to gather in 4 cities around the world to develop solutions for some of the most pressing challenges in the sector today.

Client Testimonials
“The success of our Traffic Jam hackathon wouldn’t have been possible without Hackworks. Patti and her team oversaw many of the the event logistics, and through their experience and professionalism, pulled off a seamless weekend.”
Stephen Buckley

General Manager, Toronto Transportation Services

“Scotiabank Hack IT was an excellent opportunity for us to engage with some incredibly promising talent working in the tech space.”
Jeff Marshall

Head, Scotiabank Digital Factory

“An amazing event across three continents. The Oxford Global Hackathon helped us gather a multitude of perspectives from around the world. These perspectives should help drive innovation in the construction tech industry and speed up the commercial construction process.”
Michael Turner

President, Oxford Properties Group

“When you conceive of something like Gift the Code, you’re understandably nervous, because it’s so new and you have no idea where it will go. In partnering up with Hackworks, our team at Capital One felt like our ambitious idea was as cared for by them as it was by us and it reassured us that it was going to work. As it grew, I think it became a labour of love for all of us and that is what ultimately made it such an amazing and special event. Even more awesome is the continued desire by Hackworks to pitch in after the fact, to help bring the results to light. We’re so impressed with such a fantastic partner, it has been a truly memorable year.”
Joanne Cavan

Director, Software Engineering at Capital One