Today in hackathons: The Lady Hacks, FINHACKS

This weekend, Toronto is hosting a couple of hackathons to get both tech and non-tech people excited about creating new and creative solutions in a limited amount of time. Here’s a roundup of what’s happening.

The Lady Hacks launches first all-ladies hackathon in the GTA

The Lady Hacks will be the first student-run all-ladies hackathon in the GTA. Over 32 hours, participants will participate in workshops hosted by companies like Microsoft and Shopify, as well as tech talks from companies like Hydro One and Deloitte.

Hosted at York University between November 19-20, the hackathon invites participants to build any hacks and projects they want. The hackathon will start with a pitch, and teams will form to build on the pitch idea. Participants of any education level and technical background are invited to participate.

FINHACKS is looking for IoT solutions from postsecondary students

Cisco and TD are teaming up to launch FINHACKS, which will gather 100 postsecondary students of all skill levels to work on IoT solutions that enhance customer experiences, facilitate financial transactions using connected devices, and surface new tools and ideas that use software and hardware technologies.

Between November 18-20, students will compete for $10,000 in prizes, and judged based on user experience, technical implementation, and innovation. The hackathon will take place at Cisco’s innovation centre.