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Create

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Toronto, Canada ยท September 22 - 23

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Celebrate Ideas

Explore not only your ideas, but your passions. Hacking is more than just technological; it is creative problem solving. At YorkU Hacks, we value diversity in thought which encourages discussion and dissemination of extraordinary ideas. We will foster your curiosity and help you explore all the undiscovered avenues of creativity.

Choose your path

We value diversity in thought which encourages discussion and dissemination of extraordinary ideas. Choose from one of those below to see what possibility it entails.

Code

Design

Venture

Choose your path

We value diversity in thought which encourages discussion and dissemination of extraordinary ideas. Choose from one of those below to see what possibility it entails.

Code

Immerse yourself in the quintessential hacker experience! Coding catalyzes critical thinking and is a very efficient prototyping tool. Hack your way through the weekend as the tech artisan of the bunch.

Design

Intersecting usability, feasibility and viability, you will be the agent for a successful product design. Cap the weekend off with our workshops which are curated by successful designers to help you polish your design portfolios.

Venture

Develop a startup! Explore your passion in entrepreneurship. Expand your knowledge with our workshops that focus on Project Management, Business Models and Customer Development Models.

Social Innovation

In order to tackle the challenging problems that we face as a generation, we need the most ambitious and passionate to be thinking about how to solve them. This is an opportunity to make your impact on the society us.

Schedule

Saturday

10:00

Kick off + Breakfast

11:00

Team formation + Hackathon starts

11:30

Career fair

12:00

Lunch

21:00

Dinner

22:00

Dance floor

1:00

Midnight snack

Sunday

8:00

Coffee Blast

9:00

Breakfast

10:00

Rush hour

11:00

Hackathon ends

12:00

Lunch

13:00

Pitch submission

14:30

Final presentation

15:30

Closing ceremony

16:30

See you next year!

FAQ

Who can attend YorkU Hacks?

YorkU Hacks is open to students from all disciplines and programs, high schools and colleges are welcome too.

How do I register?

You can submit your application starting August 10th onwards through this website. Keep your eyes out for our decision emails once applied.

How does a team work?

Teams consist of 4 to 5 members. You can always use our facebook group and slack channel to find other individuals who might be your potential team members.

How do I get there?

YorkU Hacks is being held at York University in Toronto. We may provide limited reimbursement. More details coming soon!

What should I bring?

Make sure to bring a government issued ID. It's best to bring your own laptop. We will email you a list of everything else you might need for YorkU Hacks. (eg: toothbrush, sleeping bag, deodorant, etc)

What if I don't know how to code?

No problem at all. In fact, our participants come from a diverse disciplines. YorkU Hacks is meant to be a place to pick up new skills and concepts. There will be workshops and mentors which will help ease you through the hackathon experience.