An event, typically lasting several days, in which a large number of people meet to engage in collaborative computer programming. We look past this traditional definition of a hackathon and take it to new heights. UofTHacks is the University of Toronto's annual hackathon. At UofTHacks, we bring people together to make new friends, learn new things, and bring new ideas to life.
For the 7th consecutive year, Canada’s first student-run hackathon, UofTHacks, will bring together 500 innovators, technology enthusiasts, designers, and entrepreneurs in a thrilling competition where they will embark on a journey to build unique and impactful projects.
UofTHacks is a chance for your organization to attract top talent, whether it’s for a summer internship or a full time position. Our students come from diverse backgrounds, with a variety of interests spanning from artificial intelligence to linguistics!
Attending UofTHacks is an opportunity to connect with a vibrant and rapidly growing community of student developers, designers, researchers, and everyone in between. Our students are eager to learn about the newest innovations across industries, and we would love to bring together the organizations leading this impactful work!
Promote your organization through social media, the hackathon floor, and through the vast network of external media. Build your company image and showcase who you are and what you have to offer to the next generation of software developers, engineers, and innovators.
When and where is UofTHacks happening?
It will be happening at the University of Toronto, from January 17th to the 19th! We will be located in the Bahen Centre for Information Technology (40 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 2E4).
I don't have an idea/team, what should I do?
No worries! Although hackathons are often a team experience, we welcome solo hackers as well! If you’d like to find a team before the event, we will be offering services to do so through Slack and Facebook.
What should I bring?
Your laptop, charger, and anything else you’ll need to hack on, as well as comfortable clothes.
Do I have to know how to code beforehand?
Not at all — UofTHacks is a perfect opportunity to learn something new! Throughout the event we’ll have tons of workshops to help you get set up. We’ll also have mentors floating around to help out whenever you need it!
Can I attend if I live far away?
Yes, you are more than welcome to attend! Unfortunately, we wont be providing any buses or travel reimbursements this year. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
What can I hack on?
Anything! As we get closer to the date, we’ll provide you with a list of hardware and API that'll be available to you at the hackathon. You’re also welcome to bring in your own tools.
How many hackers per team?
Each team can have up to 4 hackers!
Are high school students eligible to apply?
What's the deadline for applying?
The deadline to apply for UofTHacks is December 31st 2019.
What else should I know?
As an MLH event member, we expect all of our attendees to behave according to the Code of Conduct found here.
I still have a question...
We’d be happy to help! Send the inquiry over to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
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