The McGill Code.jam() Hackathon

About the event

Every year, McGill University students in electrical, computer and software engineering tracks gather for a three-day coding competition and tech fair, all centered around intense problem solving, design and, of course, coding. Last year, over 150 students took part, and we’re hoping even more do this year! This year’s competition will be held in Trottier building at McGill’s downtown campus from November 18th through the 20th.

The theme for this year is Human Computer Interaction, which involves technology innovation but also an important focus on user experience and design, which is a newly added dimension to the challenge.

McGill Hackathon

Sponsoring young change makers

As a main sponsor, Ericsson will be co-writing the senior students’ challenge along with the organizing committee. We’ll also be participating in the event’s career fair, and sending an experienced Ericsson change maker to give a featured ‘tech talk.’

Featured Ericsson speaker

Sylvie Lachize, a Lifecycle UX Product Owner at Ericsson Montreal, will be speaking in a featured 15 min tech talk at the event. As a senior UX consultant with more than 18 years of hands-on practice in UX lead, interaction design and user research, she is in a fantastic position to give these students insight into what it’s really like to work in the ICT industry. Sylvie says:

“Since 2010, I've been very lucky to work with fantastic teams at Ericsson through assignments in Montreal, Ireland and Sweden. Together we are shaping the new user experience practice at Ericsson, defining our UX strategy, putting common tools and practices in place, designing great new products and prototypes, and promoting user experience inside and outside of the company. I couldn’t be happier to have this opportunity to share some of my experiences with the students of McGill University!”

Sylvie Lachize

Want to learn more?

That’s only natural – this exciting event features some of the sharpest young minds about to enter the ICT industry!

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