Toronto, ON

Hackworks emerged from XMG Studio in 2015, and had been germinating and growing for over four years within XMG Studio.


In 2014, and again in 2015, a team composed of technical and marketing-minded individuals across XMG Studio planned and executed the company’s first non-gaming hackathon, in partnership with an external partner – the Canadian Open Data Experience.


CODE was the first hackathon supported by the Government of Canada and applications and websites created by CODE participants helped Canadians find jobs, choose careers, and live healthier lives and create new business opportunities.


As more clients approached us, our team of hackathon experts created a new organization which solely focused on fostering innovation through hackathons.