16 talented, diverse teams to participate in CBC/Radio-Canada’s 2019 Hackathon

January 21, 2019

CBC/Radio-Canada will soon be holding its second prestigious Hackathon event in Montreal, Toronto and online, the weekend of February 1 to 3. The programming marathon, to be emceed by Matthieu Dugal in Montreal and Nora Young in Toronto, features 16 teams made up of 76 programmers, designers and other digital experts selected from 416 entrants. Inspired by the theme of digital personalization, the competitors will have a chance to develop their skills, share their knowledge and explore new avenues.

The participants are Canadian residents who hail from 13 countries. All will be using their creativity, teamwork skills and tech smarts to win one of the prizes offered to the five winning teams.

The jury evaluating the projects submitted to CBC/Radio-Canada’s 2019 Hackathon will be chaired by Maxime St-Pierre, Executive Director, Digital Media, Radio-Canada. The jury members include Soo Kim, Executive Director, Media Operations, CBC; Michele Romanow, tech entrepreneur and a dragon on the CBC show Dragons’ Den; Brian Cann, Director of Enterprise Sales for Eastern Canada at Microsoft; and Alex Coqueiro, Manager and Chief Solutions Architect for the Public Sector Team at Amazon Web Services.

The five winning teams will be awarded prizes underscoring their excellent work, creative approach and dedication. The prize to be awarded by CBC/Radio-Canada’s President and CEO, Catherine Tait, will go to the project with the best personalized content or digital product. Radio-Canada’s Digital Media Prize will be awarded to the project that best utilizes Radio-Canada content, products or data. CBC’s Digital Products Prize will go to the project that best utilizes CBC content, products or data. The winners of the Students’ Prize will be offered two full days of consulting services by Amazon Web Services, and there will also be a random draw for an Xbox One, compliments of Microsoft.

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