MLH Official - Spring 2016


UofTHacks is the University of Toronto's annual hackathon.

/ˈhakəθɒn/: 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. At UofTHacks, we bring people together to make new friends, learn new things, and bring new ideas to life.

Why Attend?

Join 500 brilliant developers, inspiring designers, and innovative creators for 36 hours of hacking. We’ll give you access to some of the best hardware and APIs on the market, as well as access to mentors with years of experience - everything you need to build something you never thought was possible.

You don’t have to be a pro to attend. If this will be your first hackathon, we can’t wait to expose you to the world of creation, all it takes is a willingness to try something new.

Be sure to also take a look at the MLH guidlines.


  • Friday
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Check in and Career Fair
    • 6:00 PM Opening Ceremony in BA1160/1180
    • 8:00 PM Dinner is served, hacking begins
    • 9:00 PM Team Building in BA1200
    • 10:00 PM Twitter API Talk by Alex Singer in BA1200
    • 10:30 PM NodeJS Talk by Eddie Zaneski in BA1200
  • Saturday
    • 12:00 AM onwards Escape Room Fun
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Rangle.IO Presents: Professional Development Panel in BA1200
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM UofT CS Department Presents: High School Q&A Session in BA1200
    • 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM YCombinator Session
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Dinner
  • Sunday
    • 1:00 AM - 1:30 AM MLH Cup Stacking Contest
    • 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM Brunch
    • 8:00 AM Hacking Ends
    • 9:00 AM Judging begins
    • 12:00 AM Finalists selected, closing ceremony

Partners 2016

Sponsors 2016

UofTHacks III would not have been possible
without these fantastic sponsors.

If you're interested in becoming a sponsor, reach out to us at contact@uofthacks.com

Women in Software Sponsors 2016


When and where is UofTHacks happening?

It will be happening at the University of Toronto, Canada, sometime in January.

What should I bring?

Your laptop, charger and anything else you’ll need to hack on, as well as comfortable clothes.

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 we have available for you at the hackathon. You’re also welcome to bring in some of your own tools as well.

How many hackers per team?

Maximum team size of 4 people.

I don't have an idea/team, what should I do?

We’ll help people find team members leading up to the hackathon. We will also create a Facebook group in order to help you find other hackers as well.

Can I attend if I live far away?

Yes! We will do our best to provide buses or travel reimbursement where possible. Please note that travel reimbursement may not cover the full cost of your travel.

Who's Stan?

Stan is our mascot! He’s a happy little moose who loves hacking, maple syrup and playing in the snow.