Join 1,000+ hackers from around the country to make something incredible in just 36 hours.
Hack the Hill II is the second edition of Canada's Capital Hackathon, a three-day event where students from different disciplines come together to create innovative solutions for real-world problems.
Participants will be provided with opportunities to learn new skills, network with peers, and showcase their talents and ideas. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned hacker, you will definitely find something that challenges and inspires you at Hack the Hill II.
Hack the Hill offered a weekend of fun and innovation! As an industry partner, we loved the opportunity to interact with students who are hands-on, proactive problem-solvers and adaptable teammates -- all of which are skills honed during the hackathon. Great introduction to the top talent of tomorrow!
Britt Hayman, Ciena
Amazing event and incredible work by all of the organizers! Just want to thank everyone that put in effort towards the event, and especially those that tried to take on our challenge!
Greg Suignard, Canadian Tire
Working with the Hack the Hill has been a fantastic experience. The team has been so organized, hard-working, and professional - they helped us host a wonderful event and we were blown away by the amount of support we received. Looking forward to future collaborations!
Elmira Khani, Kinaxis
Great and well organized event - career fair was my favorite part!
Maddie Whibbs, Blackberry
We enjoyed the event, well run, great organizers.
Adam Laderoute, CSE-CST
Lonehaven was honored to collaborate with Hack the Hill, an exceptional event that showcased the creative problem-solving skills of talented students. This experience highlighted the vibrant tech ecosystem in Canada and its potential for collaboration and growth.
Nyah Wagner, Lonehaven
Refine your entrepreneurial skills by participating in Hack the Hill's first ever startup pitch competition, in collaboration with BTA. Gather in a team, come up with the next big idea and hone your pitch. With a guest speaker, a workshop and a distinguished group of judges, it's an event you won't want to miss if you want to perfect the art of the pitch. Sign up as a team, or individual and get to work perfecting!
Enjoy a day of wellness and hacking as Hack the Hill partners with WIE uOttawa and Carleton to provide a mindful, one day hackathon. Experience a hackathon like no other, as we breakdown traditional expectations and provide an all new experience. With refreshing beverages and food, which includes tea and iced coffee, a wellness room and a special workshop, this hackathon will defy expectations as the must go to event of the term.
Join us for an exclusive networking experience hosted by Kinaxis, CCSS, and Hack the Hill. Elevate your career alongside seasoned professionals and like-minded enthusiasts. This dynamic event offers more than traditional networking – expect engaging conversations, valuable insights, and the opportunity to form lasting connections. Don't miss this transformative evening where connections lead to endless possibilities.
A hackathon is a large-scale event where people design and build a project from scratch.
It's completely free to attend! There is no cost to participate! We cover the cost of food at the event and provide swag for all participants.
No experience is needed! There will be workshops to teach you everything you need to know to hack at Hack the Hill.
36 hours of networking with our sponsors, learning, and collaborating with other hackers. As a first-time hacker, you can participate in our workshops to learn the basics of web development, game development, and hardware development.
No, all projects must be started after open ceremonies on the first day of the event. No code should be written for the project prior to the hackathon, however, you can start thinking about potential hackathon ideas once the themes have been released.
Both online and in-person, we're hybrid this year!
Personal hygiene items (deodorant, toothbrush, etc), sleeping bag, laptop charger, and anything else you might need to stay at the venue for 36 hours. We will provide snacks and food for the entire event!
Any university students or recent new grads are encouraged to apply! High-school students with experience are also welcomed. Follow us on social media to stay up-to-date with hackathon updates!
Yes, teams of up to 4 can work together at Hack the Hill.
Full details about the hackathon themes will not be released until a few days before the event. But here's a sneak peek about what they might involve: game development, hardware/embedded development, and web development!
As of now, it has not been determined if there will be bus service for Hack the Hill. Stay in touch for updates!
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide travel reimbursements for in-person hackers at Hack the Hill this year.