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.

500 Hackers

36 Hours

3 Winners

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. We welcome hackers of all experience levels. If this will be your first hackathon, we can’t wait to expose you to a weekend packed with fun, food, and crazy hacks!

Hacker Stories

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Carol Chen

It was my first hackathon where I truly built something for fun, and I ended up making an Android app that bootstrapped peer to peer SMS data transmission. Meeting people at UofTHacks was easy... [read more]

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Samin Khan

The big thing is, I immersed myself into the experience really deeply. I went to the sponsors and I wanted to get an insider perspective of how it was to work in industry... Especially because I had only started programming a year before going to UofTHacks and this was my first hackathon... [read more]

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Shardul Bhansal

People at UofTHacks are very driven, very motivated. It made me feel like there is so much potential in our generation, and it made me more enthusiatic for the future... [read more]

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Elliot Ford

I was a general volunteer last year. We had a random dance party at midnight, we spontaneously played music and took a room, it was a lot of fun. We also had midnight pancakes, A LOT of pancakes.... [read more]

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Betty Wang

I was a participant last year, it was actually my first hackathon. The fact that you’re up for 36 hours and you are working in a group, trying to build something under that time crunch, I think you’re put under pressure, but it’s a lot of fun.... [read more]



When and where is UofTHacks happening?

It will be happening at the University of Toronto, from January 18th to the 20th! 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 2018.

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.