WeCanCode Hackathon 2017

For the fourth consecutive year, WeCanCode along with the partnership of Advancio, will join forces on October 6 and 7 to host Hack Mexico 2017 in the city of Ensenada.

Coders, engineers, designers, inspiring entrepreneurs, and brilliant minds from the nation will gather for 24 hours to form a tech hub at ITE Instituto Tecnologico de Ensenada.

Students, seasoned programmers, and thought geniuses will gather to develop a project of their choice to showcase their coding capabilities, pitch skills, and ultimately, their ability to produce a fully and capable product or service, and deploy it to market. If this task were not challenging enough, teams will go up against four judging criteria: innovation of the idea, functional implementation, overall quality and visual appeal, and overall market impact.

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"WeCanCode Hack" focuses primarily on students and graduates , but computer field professionals are welcomed to join. Ninjas that are self taught with experience are also encouraged to join.

If you have a vision, passion to get things started, and the hardwork/determination to create change, you are what we are looking for!


A good presentation will have a project description and an explanation of their ultimate goaland impact to the community. Demonstration should include a demo video showing the protype or project. All demonstrations will be given in presentation format. 

Examples of demonstrations:



How to enter

Visit Registration link: 

Once you reach the page, elect one of three options for registration:

1. Participate individually

2. Join a Team

3. Form your team


Karim Jernite

Karim Jernite
CEO and Founder, Advancio

Francisco Juárez García

Francisco Juárez García

 Iliana Marlen Meza Sánchez

Iliana Marlen Meza Sánchez

Víctor Valle

Víctor Valle
Director General, LKMX

Diego Sainz

Diego Sainz
CTO, Sperantus

Judging Criteria

  • Quality and Innovation of the Idea
    On a scale from 1-5 grade each submission on elements of creativity and originality. -Was the idea original? -is there similar products on the market? -have you heard of a similar solution?
  • Functional Implementation
    On a scale from 1-5 grade each submission on elements of execution. -How well was the idea was executed? -Workable protype? -Frameworks used? -Technical Difficulty?
  • Overall Visual Appeal
    On a scale from 1-5 grade each submission on elements of graphical design, typography, and visual aesthetics. -UI/UX experience -Color templates -graphical elements
  • Overall Impact
    On a scale from 1-5 measure how helpful the project will be for the community. society -does the submission solve a relevant issue? -is submission viable? executable? useful? -will the submission cause an impact?