JAN 17th - JAN 19th

About Us

What is a hack•a•thon?

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.

Cool stats about UofTHacks!

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.



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 Sandford Fleming Building (10 King's College Rd, Toronto, ON M5S 3G4).

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 15th 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 contact@uofthacks.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.