The contest entry period begins on April 1st, 2020 at 1:00 and ends on May 1st, 2020 at 1:00 Eastern Standard Time.
The contest itself will be held virtually, beginning on May 15, 2020 at 18:00 and ending on May 17, 2020 at 20:00. All times are in Eastern Standard Time (EST). To be eligible for potential prizes, the criteria is outlined below.
We abide by the MLH Code of Conduct.
For additional rules check out our full list of rules.
1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place teams are determined by judges chosen to rank project demos in the hackathon. Each of the Top 3 Prizes is awarded to only one (1) team per prize.
RU Hacks is a unique hackathon at Ryerson University, located at the heart of downtown Toronto. This year will be our fourth RU Hacks and we hope you will be here to join us for 36 hours of creativity. Meet new people, learn new skills and have fun while showcasing your talents.
Be a part of something special - meet other passionate students and let your creativity run wild. This event is the perfect opportunity to showcase your talents. This event is also an opportunity to learn new skills as mentors will be present, and there will be plenty of workshops to help you get your ideas off the ground.
If you are a student enrolled in any undergraduate or graduate program and are 18 or older, you are eligible to apply and attend RU Hacks.
This year RU Hacks will be doing a virtual hacakthon due to recent COVID-19 events. We will let you know soon on how to register!
Admission to RU Hacks is completely free!
No worries. Prior coding or technical experience is not a requirement at all. RU Hacks is a fun learning experience. We’ll be having tons of beginner workshops, talks and as well as mentors to help you with your projects. Our goal is for you to leave RU Hacks having learned something.
No. We do not allow participants to work on pre-existing projects. All projects must be worked on from scratch. You'll have enough time to make something you can be proud of. However, you are welcome to familiarize yourself with specific tools and technologies beforehand!
If you have any specific hardware you intend to work with, feel free to use them.
A team can be a person working on their own, however, the largest team allowed will be a team of 4.
Our panel of judges consists of some of the biggest names in tech. These experts will eagerly be viewing your projects based on usefulness, design, difficulty and creativity. The top projects will get a chance to demo their hacks in front of all of RU Hacks during the closing ceremony.
Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org