Rogers 5G Edge Challenge

5G is coming!

On October 25 and 26, Rogers, working with UBC, Ericsson and MobiledgeX, is hosting a 5G and Multi-access Edge Compute (MEC) codeathon and challenge and you’re invited!

UBC’s best and brightest Computer Science and Engineering students are invited to learn, collaborate, iterate and ideate on how 5G and MEC will change the landscape of gaming, AR/VR, and other edge-heavy use cases. Students will work on two MEC use-cases using MobiledgeX (MeX) libraries for gaming and facial recognition app development.

Students participating in this codeathon and challenge will get:

  • Hands on experience with cutting edge devices, 5G network, and MEC
  • E2E architecture overview of deployed 5G and MEC infrastructure
  • Access to technology and technology expertise from industry leaders (Rogers, MobiledgeX and Ericsson)

As part of the codeathon and challenge, Rogers Recruitment team is hosting a “Hack Your Interview” Session. Each team will participate in a 15 minute interview. The Recruitment team’s feedback will be incorporated with judges’ final decision.




Who is Rogers?

Rogers is a proud Canadian company dedicated to making more possible for Canadians each and every day. Our founder, Ted Rogers, started our company in 1960 with the purchase of CHFI radio station. We have grown to become a leading technology and media company that strives to provide the very best in wireless, residential, and media to Canadians and Canadian businesses. Our shares are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). If you want to find out more about us, visit


Who is MobiledgeX?

MobiledgeX is a creating a marketplace of edge resources and services that will connect developers with the world’s largest mobile networks to power the next generation of applications and devices. Through strategic partnerships in the edge ecosystem, MobiledgeX is enabling a new generation of connected devices, content, and experiences, creating new business models and revenue opportunities leading into next generation applications like industry 4.0, real-time multiplayer gaming and immersive Augmented Reality (AR) that require higher bandwidth, lower latency and new backend services. Edge computing enables this to be delivered in 4G networks today and accelerates innovation and helps prepare for the distribution and scale that will be required when such experiences go mainstream in 5G.



Codeathon winners will receive Rogers internships/co-op placement (Summer 2020), mobile handsets, gift cards, Vancouver Canucks tickets, and much, much more!



ICICS Atrium
2366 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4



Friday, October 25
4:00 - 5:30 pmRegistration opens and social networking. Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. Please note that registration closes at 5:30!
5:30 - 5:50 pmKeynote Speeches – Rogers, Ericsson and MobiledgeX
5:50 - 6:10 pmMeX Workshop and code challenge overview
6:10 - 7:00 pmTeams announced, team icebreakers and hot buffet dinner is served!
7:00 pm Codeathon and challenge commences, HR Workshop (in parallel with codeathon and challenge)
11:00 pmCodeathon (and environment access) closes for the evening

Saturday, October 26
8:00 amBreakfast Buffet served & codeathon resumes
12:00 pmFood truck lunch
3:00 - 5:00 pmSubmissions and presentations to judges
5:00 - 6:00 pmWinners announced, and pizza celebration!



Is the challenge free? Who can attend?
YES! It is free to all current UBC undergraduate students who have taken a UBC Computer Science class.

How long does the event go on for?
We’ll start the challenge after the keynote session, dinner and MobiledgeX workshop. Students will start the work on Friday night (October 25) and we’ll wrap up at 11pm (so everyone gets a good night sleep) and resume at 8am on Saturday October 26. Judging will start at 3pm and winners will be announced (over a pizza celebration) at 5pm.

What do I need to bring?
Laptop, chargers, cellphones and anything else you believe that you need for this event. We’ll provide yummy food and beverages to keep you energized throughout! Note that non-jailbroken Android devices running Android 23 are preferred, and will work best with the code.

Who is involved?
Rogers is delighted to bring this 5G challenge to life with the help of MobiledgeX, Ericsson, Inseego, IEEE UBC Chapter, and the UBC CS and Engineering departments.





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