Hack the Globe is bringing 150 passionate university students together to tackle some of Canada’s largest social challenges, alongside mentors from BCG, the LEAP|Pecaut Centre, and Google.org. At Hack the Globe, teams will innovate open data solutions to problem spaces from the Google Impact Challenge. Hack the Globe is cross-sectoral in nature, and will emphasize the importance of multidisciplinary approaches to problem solving. Students of all backgrounds and disciplines are welcome to apply.
Unlike traditional hackathons, each team will be paired up with a dedicated BCG mentor on the kickoff day and have 2 weeks to prepare a solution. The kickoff will feature a keynote speaker and connect hackers, mentors, and past winners from the Google Impact Challenge. During the 24-hour hack, teams will develop both a business strategy and technical prototype that uses public open data to tackle one of the social impact problem spaces.
Hack the Globe will be your hub to connect to the brightest tech and business talent working on the most pressing social challenges. You’ll have a chance to recruit, mentor hackers, speak or host a workshop, demo an API and get immediate feedback, and more.
If you are excited by our mission, interested in global engineering, and want to help make Hack the Globe a huge success, join our team! We will be accepting volunteers of all backgrounds and experiences on a rolling basis.