DeCode Congestion

Who can participate in the DeCode Congestion Hackathon?

This hackathon is open to all Canadian residents who are the legal age of majority in their province of residence.

How do I create a profile?

Once you’ve signed up for an account on, you’ll receive a verification email. Follow the link and create your profile as part of the verification process. We recommend adding a profile picture, your skills and experience and contact info. Adding information about yourself to your profile is especially important if you are looking to join a team or are looking to recruit team members to help build your own idea.

How do I edit my profile?

To edit your profile, log into your Hackworks account and click the profile icon located in the top right corner of the website.

How many people can be on one team?

Teams must be made up of 2 to 6 people. Each participant can only be on one team.

How can I register for the hackathon?

Click JOIN on the right-hand side of this page. Once you click JOIN, you will be prompted to sign in or create a Hackworks account. Continue to follow the prompts to register.

How can I form a team for the DeCode Congestion Hackathon?

There are several ways you can find teammates or join an existing team:


The matchmaking tool on the Hackworks platform is a great way for individuals to join an existing team, and for teams to find additional members to optimize their collective skill sets. Once you are registered for the DeCode Congestion Hackathon you can start searching for teams to join, or create a team page and start recruiting teammates to work on your idea.


Teams can be formed at the hackathon kick-off on Friday night right before coding begins. Colour coded name tags will be available to make it easy to identify potential teammates with skills that complement your own. If you’re having trouble finding a team or finding a teammate, make sure to introduce yourself to a Hackworks team member on site. They will help you find your perfect match.

Each team needs to be registered on the Hackworks platform in order to submit their project and be considered for final judging and prizes.

Who owns the ideas, outputs and solutions at the end of the hackathon? Do they remain proprietary to the teams that developed them?

Yes, all outputs of the hackathon continue belong to the participants after the hackathon.

What happens if I’m put on the waitlist?

If the event is full, you will receive an email indicating that you have been put on the waitlist. If space opens up, you will receive an email notification indicating that you can complete your registration for the hackathon. If you do not receive an email, the hackathon is still full.

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