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Hack the North 2022 — Connecting Students with Career Opportunities in Game Dev

September 20, 2022
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Ambassadors at Ubisoft Booth

Over 1,000 students from around the world “Hacked the North” in-person.

As proud supporters of Hack the North, Canada’s biggest hackathon, we are excited to look back on our participation at this year’s event. After three years of a virtual format, Hack The North returned to an in-person event this fall at the University of Waterloo. Five ambassadors and the Campus Recruitment team from Ubisoft Toronto, with support from Ubisoft Quebec, met and worked with some of the most passionate and talented students across the country, and beyond.  

Ubisoft Toronto had plenty of exciting conversations, held an API workshop, and a demo station featuring our very own Far Cry 6! Our Campus Recruitment team shared the many ways students can find opportunities in game development through our campus programs, Develop at Ubisoft and NEXT 

The Ubisoft Toronto team at Hack the North 2022 held at the University of Waterloo

Our ambassadors — Bill Zhang, Tools Programmer; Frederico Schuh, Network Programmer; Henry Bullingham, Network Programmer; Jake Huxell, Gameplay Programmer; and Parth Patel, Online Programmer — engaged with the students by sharing their career experiences and wowed them with interesting insights into game production at our studio. 

Henry, who’s also a University of Waterloo alumnus, delivered our APIs workshop to the enthusiastic audience and mentored hackers throughout the weekend. 

Left: Bill Zhang, Tools Programmer poses in front of Far Cry 6 banner. Right: Frederico Schuh, Network Programmer, and Jake Huxell, Gameplay Programmer, chat with students.

Bill, returned to their alma mater for their first campus event. And was joined by Frederico and as Jake talked about their career paths into game development.

Parth Patel, Online Programmer, poses in front of a Far Cry 6 banner

Parth shared their experience on Far Cry 6 development, and provided some expert tips to the players!  

Students play Far Cry 6 at Hack the North 2022

Students gathered around the demo and ventured out into the lush landscapes of Yara.

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Hack The North gives students an opportunity to display their talent to industry leaders and collaborate with others from around the world. Open to all skill levels, students who want to work in tech can gain insight from industry experts and level-up their programming abilities in various workshops. Ubisoft ambassadors were so inspired by the creativity, innovation, and engaging discussions generated by this year’s group.

With the new academic year off to an energetic start, we look forward to our continued connections with students across Ontario.   

To know more about our Campus Programs, reach out to ubito-campus@ubisoft.com 

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