Buruç was the inspiration for and creator of the first Concordia Major League Hackathon (MLH). For the last two years, he has directed a team of 10 students in all aspects of the organization and the direction of the first official Concordia MLH Hackathon, ConUHacks, which was held in the JMSB building on the 23rd and 24th of January this year. The 10 student executive team, headed by Buruç, ran a superbly organized event with an attendance of 388 students from all the engineering faculties in Montreal, and from faculties in Ontario and the US.
Buruç’s initiative, imagination and above all his work and that of his team have put Concordia on the forefront of the growing international Hackathon movement of student software competition. This is a profoundly significant contribution in the raising of the profile of Concordia’s computing programs and of the competence of the students the university educates.