february 5 - 7, 2021
One hundred students from all disciplines from the GTA are invited to come create, challenge, and solve a real-world issue this year at Sheridan College’s second annual hackathon. Hackville 2021 will bring together innovators, technology enthusiasts, designers, and entrepreneurs in a creative and collaborative environment. Hackville is a student-run event, where over 36 hours students are immersed in tech culture and encouraged to exercise their imagination to create interesting and innovative hacks to tackle real-world problems.
hackville 2019 recap
frequently asked questions
What is a Hackathon?
A hackathon is a sprint-like event where innovators and inventors, usually students, can come together to solve real-world challenges using technology. They can be as long as an weekend.
I don’t know any coding. Can I still compete?
Yes! As a beginner-friendly hackathon, we will set you up with the knowledge you need to start your first hackathon project, along with mentors.
How much does it cost?
Hackville is completely free for 120 students! We want to make our event as accessible as possible, regardless of financial ability or otherwise.
How do teams work?
We are allowing team sizes of up to 4 people on a team. You can come with a team, though we highly encourage creating your team at the event! At the very beginning of the hackathon we will hold a team building session for anybody who does not have a team at that time.
What can I build?
Anything! We encourage any and all forms of solutions: whether it’s a game, app, hardware, AR, or anything at all.
Can I start working on my hack before the hackathon?
No, you will be disqualified if a submitted project was worked on prior to the hackathon weekend. All coding and design work must be done during the hackathon weekend.
Do I need to bring anything?
Laptop, pens, paper and any other tools you may use to solve problems. We will provide a safe, inclusive work collaboration environment for all teams.
Is there a code of conduct?
Yes! We are using the MLH code of conduct. If you are interested in learning more click here.
My question isn’t here. Who can I contact?
Without volunteers, mentors, and sponsors, Hackville would never be possible. We are looking for people to volunteer or mentor at Hackville 2021, as well as sponsors for our event — click below.
Big thanks to this years sponsors.
Thank you to all of our past sponsors and partners.