Welcome to UofTHacks V, a 36-hour nonstop celebration of technology.  Whether you’re a beginner hacker or veteran, there is something for you here.  We’ll have workshops and mentors to help you learn and grow, recruiters to help your professional development, and great prizes for the most impressive and creative hacks.  We’d love it if you #celebratewithus!


We welcome hackers of all experience levels.  Our maximum team size is 4.

Hackathon Sponsors


$3,170 in prizes

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Interac e-Transfer API Challenge

The best hack or app built using the Interac E-Transfer Public API will win a cash prize of $1000!

Best Use of StdLib

The team with the best use of StdLib will win 4 Nintendo Switch Consoles!

Actions on Google Challenge

Turn your idea into Action and you could win your team the Google Home Mini, a Pixel 2 (up to 4 devices), and the chance to work alongside Google Actions Engineers to bring your Action to life for over 400M users! (2 x 1 hour remote working sessions).

Microsoft API Contest

For the best team that uses any of the following Microsoft APIs or Devices:

o Microsoft APIs including (but not limited to):
o Cognitive Services
o Bing
o Office 365
o Microsoft Azure cloud, including, but not limited to:
o Machine learning
o Virtual machines
o Webhosting
o Databases
o HoloLens /Microsoft Mixed Reality

4 Acer Headsets will be awarded!

Best Game Award by Ubisoft

The best game created by hackers will receive 4 Ubisoft Prize Packs!

Best use of IBM Watson Visual Recognition API

LiteHawk BURST Quadcopter Drone with Camera


The team whose application best provides a REST API with the right mix of useful capabilities and technical excellence will receive $25 Amazon Gift Cards (one per team member) and interviews with RBC!

Centralize the Decentralizers by Krate

For the team with the best hack that helps everyday folk do everyday tasks, Krate will award $200 of BCH + 3 months free delivery across Krate operated services.

Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm Device

Qualcomm DragonBoard 410c + power source

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

$30USD Amazon Gift Cards

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit

Best Health Hack by Bitalino

For the best health hack, we will be awarding a Bitalino Kit!

UTSU Campus Map Challenge

The UTSU's challenge is to design a user-friendly campus map that would allow clubs and groups to advertise their events based on location. The ideal submission would:

- Allow clubs and groups to directly upload details about their event onto the map, including name of group, type of event, level of engagement requested from students who attend, and type of food offered, if any.

- include a sort of sort/filter function based on broad category of event, as well as an option to sort based on type of food offered

- be designed using web technologies

- be creative, have an appealing user-experience and be practical and efficient

The prize is $250 and Recognition on the UTSU Website!

Best Use of Blockchain

The best project that utilizes the Ethereum blockchain for any part of their project will be awarded 1 Eth by ChainSafe Systems and MLG Blockchain Consulting.

JetBrains Prize

The overall winners of the hackathon will receive 1 year of free personal subscription for any single JetBrains tool/IDE.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Duane Williams

Duane Williams
Senior Manager, Product Platforms with Interac Association and Acxsys Corporation

Keith Horwood

Keith Horwood
CEO of StdLib

David Giard

David Giard
Microsoft Technical Evangelist

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