January 20-22, 2023 | Toronto, ON.
Hacker applications are now closed. Thank you!
Canada's first student-run hackathon, UofTHacks, is back for its 10th consecutive year on January 20-22, 2023!
To celebrate this milestone, we will be even bigger and better than ever before! Over 600 innovators, developers, designers, and entrepreneurs will participate in a 36-hour competition entirely in-person, where they will build unique and impactful projects.
We strive to provide a space where hackers can discover their passions, and we want your support in helping these hackers shape the future!
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is UofTHacks?
UofTHacks is a student-led hackathon, where 500+ students with different experience levels work in teams to ideate, collaborate and build a software or hardware project in 36 hours!
When and where is UofTHacks X?
UofTHacks X will start on Friday, January 20th and end on Sunday, January 22nd 2023. This year’s event will be hosted entirely in-person! All participants will be notified of the exact address and venue via email. The exact schedule of all the ceremonies, activities, and workshops will be released in the week leading up to the event!
Who can participate?
Any post secondary student can apply as a hacker for UofTHacks! We encourage students of ALL experience and skill levels to apply. We will provide workshops, and mentorship to help you build your project!
Can I attend if I live far away?
Yes, as long as you registered with UofTHacks, you are more than welcome to attend! However, all participants are responsible for getting themselves to the event and bringing their own personal essentials for overnight stay. We will have designated spaces at the venue for hackers to rest and sleep.
Are there travel reimbursements?
Unfortunately, we will not be providing any travel reimbursements. Please note: If you will be attending from outside of Canada, you need to ensure you are following the Government of Canada’s travel policies. Please contact us by sending a direct message on Instagram, Twitter, or at email@example.com for more information.
Can I attend virtually?
Unfortunately, we will not have any virtual aspects to this year's event. All members of the team must be in-person to be considered for judging.
Is there a maximum team size?
Each team can have up to 4 hackers. As long as they are a registered hacker with UofTHacks, there are no restrictions on who can be on your team. However, there may be challenges that have team member requirements to be eligible for specific prizes. More details will be announced during opening ceremonies.
How do I form / join teams?
Applications will be on an individual basis. You can form your teams before or during the event. We will have a team formation channel in the UofTHacks X official Discord Server prior to the event so you can find/fill your team!
How much does it cost to attend?
The event is completely free! We will provide lots of food, snacks, and the venue will remain open for the entirety of the event! We will send a hacker pack with suggested items to bring. If you plan to stay the night, make sure you bring a sleeping bag!
Do I need to know how to code?
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!
What do Mentors do?
At UofTHacks, mentors are excited individuals who want to share technical knowledge and experiences with hackers! This includes providing guidance, mentorship in their future careers, help on their projects and more!
How do I become a Mentor?
At UofTHacks, a mentor is a working professional who has had experience in the tech industry. Mentors must be 18+, and have technical knowledge. Previous internship experience is not necessary, but is definitely considered a bonus!
What are your COVID-19 regulations?
Our policy will reflect the University of Toronto's COVID protocols. The focus will be to ensure the event is a safe environment for all participants. We will have hand sanitizer stations, masks and disinfectant wipes throughout the venue.
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