January 7th - 8th University of Toronto
JOIN 500 BRILLIANT DEVELOPERS, INSPIRATIONAL DESIGNERS, AND INNOVATIVE CREATORS FOR 36 HOURS OF HACKING. WE’LL GIVE YOU ACCESS TO SOME OF THE BEST HARDWARE AND API'S 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.
University of Toronto Scarborough,IC Instructional Centre,
1265 Military Trail, Scarborough,ON M1C 1A4, Canada
Any college or university student is eligible to apply.
You’ll need: A laptop and charger. Everything else is optional. However, we strongly encourage you to bring a sleeping bag, pillows, toiletries, and a couple of changes of clothes.
You won’t need: An idea, or a team. You can create your own team (teams of 4 recommended) during the hackathon, and generate some amazing creations along the way. You also don’t need to worry about food, we’ve got you covered.
Hack The Valley will start with the kick-off ceremony. There will be events planned throughout the day for those who arrive early. A detailed schedule of events and locations will be posted later. All work eligible for prizes must be completed between Friday night after the kick-off and Sunday morning at the hacking location (TBA). We will not accept any projects that were started prior to the hackathon (e.g. continuations of personal projects).
Nada. Zip. Zero. Zilch. We'll provide you with a weekend's worth of meals, drinks, and snacks and a place to crash when you need a break from coding. In fact, you’ll probably walk away richer from all the swag that you’ll get during the Hack the Valley.
It's not about winning—it's about learning and making friends that last for a lifetime (so everyone's a winner!). Not a fan of the feel-good stuff? Well, we’ve got some solid prizes as well. A panel of professional judges will select the best three hacks based on the following criteria: creativity, technical difficulty, polish, and usefulness. Top prizes are TBA, but usually involve thousands of dollars and insane perks from company sponsors. Most sponsors offer their own prizes too for specific categories, which they judge and fund themselves.
Hack The Valley is planned almost entirely by (sleep-deprived) University of Toronto students, with some advice and assistance from our friends at the Department of Student Life (DSL), Association of Mathematical and Computer Science Students (AMACSS) and Computer and Science Enrichment Club (CSEC). One hundred percent of the funding for Hack the Valley comes from corporate sponsor donations.
Unfortunately, we can't allow you to participate in the event or be on site during hacking. If you're looking to mentor (i.e. someone with technical skills who'd be willing to help out participants during the weekend), you should reach out to us at [email protected]
Feel free to shoot us an email at [email protected]