Welcome to UofTHacks IX, a 36-hour Virtual Hackathon. Whether you’re a beginner hacker or veteran, there is something for you here. We will 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!


*Apply at uofthacks.com to participate in the event. Any submissions from teams that are not verified hackers will not be considered!*

You must submit your project to Devpost by 8:00 AM EST on February 6th, before submitting your finalized team on the Google Form. 

A team submission should have a video that is 2 minutes maximum demoing and summarizing your project, why you made it, and how you built it. Include a link to your code (e.g. a GitHub repo), and identify any tools, libraries, etc. you used. If you made a hardware hack, tell us what hardware you used and how you made use of it.

Devpost Requirements:

• All team members must sign up on Devpost
• Your 2-minute maximum video submission (YouTube Link)
• Description of your project in the specified project about section.
• GitHub Link (Make sure it is public!)

After submitting on Devpost, you must verify your team by submitting to the Google Form to be eligible for prizes: Link found in #submission channel on the official Discord server

Google Form Requirements:

• Project/Team's name
• All team members names + Discord usernames (ex: Shernan#9180)
• List of challenges your project is eligible for.
• Devpost submission link (AFTER IT HAS BEEN SUBMITTED)

Hackathon Sponsors


$CAD45,338 in prizes

1st Place

Nintendo Switch
Maplesoft License
Clerky Company Lifetime Package

2nd Place

Apple Watch Series 3

3rd Place

Beats Solo 3

Coil - Best Web Monetization Project

Portable Charger, Coil Pin & $60 Coil Credit

Coil is all about providing better ways to access and reward the creators, publishers and platforms that you love. Coil members get to view web monetized sites while streaming micropayments directly to the website owner, or in this case, you! In turn, you can react to payments in real time by displaying a thank you message, unlocking bonus content, features and so much more! Build a web monetized hack using Coil for a chance to win an Anker Quick Charge Portable Charger, Coil pin and $60 Coil credit redemption card!

Best Hardware Hack Sponsored by Digi-Key

Grove Beginner Kit

Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with embedded Arduino Uno compatible board. Each winning team member will receive a prize!

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Charger

Register a .Tech domain name using Domain.com during the weekend for your chance to win a PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Charger for you and each member of your team! Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. The more creative the domain the better!

Best use of Google Cloud (2)

Google Cloud Swag Bag or Backpack

Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud.

1st place: Google Cloud branded backpack (domestic & international)
2nd place: Google Cloud swag box (domestic)

Most Creative Use of Twilio

Twilio Swag Box & GameGo Console

Twilio allows you to incorporate mobile messaging, phone calls and a ton of other awesome communication features right into your hackathon project using a web service API. Are you building an e-commerce website and want to send text notifications or email confirmations once an order is completed? Or maybe you'd like to verify users based on their mobile numbers? Twilio makes all this possible and more. Build a hack that simplifies your life using any Twilio API for a chance to win some awesome prizes! Get started with $50 in free credit!

Wolfram-Alpha (800)

Access to Wolfram|One for all participants for thirty days. Wolfram|One includes both Desktop and Cloud access, full access to the Wolfram Language and Knowledgebase, FreeCDF Deployment, 5000 Wolfram|Alpha API calls, 5000 Cloud Credits, 2 installations per user and 2 GB of Cloud Storage.

The value of this access is $25.00 per user

Wolfram-Alpha (50)

The Wolfram Award for everyone on the top ten teams via award letter with a maximum of five individuals per team, or up to fifty individual participants. If we cannot provide a judge we ask that your Hackathon team judge or appoint judges for this award. Wolfram tech is not required to be used in projects for our award eligibility.

This award is for a year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro.

The value of each individual award is $375.00.

Echo AR

Free premium access as well as a few other useful resources

FREE RESOURCE: echo3D (www.echo3D.co) is a cloud platform for 3D/AR/VR that provides tools and server-side infrastructure to help developers & companies quickly build and deploy 3D/AR/VR games, apps, and content

For 1-month FREE access to all Business Plan features of the echo3D platform


Free Educational Licenses

Best Implementation of UofTHacks Challenge

Small businesses have taken the hardest hit during the past two years of Covid. Through lockdowns and restrictions, these businesses have been through thick and thin to survive. UofTHacks is looking for the most innovative plan which can help small businesses bounce back. We’ve left this challenge broad to encourage creativity and bring in a variety of solutions. The best implementation of this challenge will win a $50 Amazon gift card for each team member.

Varient - Best Image Recognition Algorithm

The best image recognition algorithm to extract the key information from a given genetic report will win 2nd Generation Airpods. One per team member.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:




Judging Criteria

  • Technology
    How technically involved is the project?
  • Design
    How easy and enjoyable is the user experience?
  • Completion
    How complete is the hack relative to the team's goals?
  • Learning
    How much of this project had the team never done before?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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