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XdHacks 2019

Connect. Learn. Innovate.

The best way to connect cross-disciplinary

February 9-10 @ The University of British Columbia

What is Xdhacks

What is XdHacks?

X(Cross)-disciplinary Hackathon

What is XdHacks? A 24-hour hackathon that interconnects passionate individuals from various disciplines, providing a space for us to mingle and together invent the remarkable! Immerse yourself in a sea of innovative and brilliant minds sharing the common goal of solving society’s current issues through technology. Why stop there? Take home these newfound friendships, skills, ideas and career opportunities that are bound to light a path for you in the future!

Sustainable Health

Sustainable Health

XdHacks 2019

Come one and come all to create wonders by building team projects and establishing what YOU believe defines Sustainable Health! Welcoming students from all backgrounds, XdHacks 2019 can hardly wait to see YOUR flames of passion, YOUR brilliant ideas and YOUR unique expertise. In this cross-disciplinary hackathon, XdHacks encourages non-coders to learn to reform their ideas from a more technical approach, and hackers to further understand areas beyond their expertise while helping the domain of non-technical experts refine their ideas.

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Choose Your Path

Select your approach and set your path to innovation

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Land & Food Systems Path

Foods and Global Resources Path

Takes into account the following: agriculture, food security, the transition of food from farm to table, etc. Keeping in mind available global resources, this path encourages the creation of solutions to developing a sustainable land and food system from both a scientific and socioeconomic approach.

Nutrition & Health Science Path

Nutrition & Health Science Path

Nutrition, health science, and medicine are central aspects to the individual and society’s well-being. Think individual nutrient intakes, medical research, education and health monitoring!

Self Directed Path

Free Path

Our ability to make a difference in our communities stems from our individual experiences and backgrounds. This path gives you the freedom to tackle the sustainable health issue from any aspect of your choice. Topics such as education in health, delivery of health, self-directed health therapies, mental health, even animal health, etc. all fall under this path!

XdHacks 2019 Schedule

Day 1 - Feb 9th, 2019


Registration opens


Opening ceremony


Hacking begins


1st Workshops




2nd Workshops

Day 2 - Feb 10th, 2019






Project submission deadline


Project demo


Final presentation + closing ceremony

Frequently Asked Questions

A hackathon is an event where individuals get together as teams to create innovative projects solving an existing problem in the world. Participants get to enhance your portfolios / resumes and expand your professional networks by meeting mentors, judges from the industry whom can guide you in a technical / academia / practical approach. Recruiters are usually present at hackathons searching for talented individuals, so make sure you submit your resume when you apply and bring a few copies to the hackathon to maximize your chances for a future career. The winners will be chosen by a panel of judges comprised of top industry professionals and awesome prizes are to be won!
The deadline of the applications is on February 1st, 2019 at 11:59pm. No applications will be accepted later than this time! Make sure you apply early!
Current university students or recent graduates, passionate about health and coding or who are keen to learn more about how tech and health can intersect with their own fields of expertise!
We welcome participants from all backgrounds to join this hackathon. Don’t worry if you don’t have coding or hackathon experiences before. We have experienced professionals at the event to assist you and your team. Come and have fun!
This is a free event!
Application screening will be ongoing from Dec 2018 to Feb 2019, qualified applicants will receive a confirmation email from XdHacks team.
Yes, we do! All participants must follow the MLH Code of Conduct at XdHacks!
Each team can be a maximum of 5 people. You can in fact work by yourself, but we do encourage you to get out there to meet new people!
You can form your own team before the hackathon using our sponsored platform, HackHub, or you can come to the hackathon on the day to meet new friends and form teams. We will give a time for you to form teams on the day of.
No, all projects need to start from scratch within the 24-hr time limit. If we notice any team that is working on previously developed projects, the team will be disqualified from the hackathon; however, feel free to start brainstorming and discussing your ideas among your team prior to the hackathon! If you are unsure of something such as libraries or tools that you have created before, feel free to send us an email to to ask or ask us on the day of the event.
You will be able to choose which path you enter when you submit your projects. There will be a first round of demoing to the mentor-judges who will walk around to your station to do judging. After the first round, the top 2 teams with the highest average scores from each path will be selected to go into the second round where the top 6 teams of all paths will do a final presentation to the crowd and our final presentation judges. From there, the top 3 winners will be selected as well as other sponsored prizes are awarded.
Your innovative ideas, a working computer, any hardware that's going to help you hack and your passionate self!
The location of the hackathon is on UBC Vancouver campus located at the Great Hall in the Nest. No travel reimbursements will be provided for this hackathon this year.
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XdHacks 2019

Connect. Learn. Innovate.

Major League Hacking 2019 Hackathon Season