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Hack the Hill

Canada's Capital Hackathon

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Welcome to Canada's Capital Hackathon

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 I had...










Funding Raised


Making Moments Matter

At Hack the Hill, students from different disciplines and backgrounds bring their ideas to life by creating a commmunity of collaboration, learning, and fun. These experiences are what shape our hackathon.

Maddie Whibbs

Great and well organized event - career fair was my favorite part!

Maddie Whibbs, Blackberry


The Hacker Series


Resume Rescue

7 p.m. - 9 p.m. @ STM 117

Your resume deserves a makeover. Whether you're a student, recent graduate, or professional, a well-crafted resume can be your ticket to success. Let Hack the Hill guide you in rescuing your resume from the ordinary. Join Hack the Hill for a dynamic session dedicated to revitalizing your resumes!


Intern Panel

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. @ Carleton Bell Theatre

Prepare for an enlightening experience as Hack the Hill and IEEE CU join forces to present a distinguished panel comprising five interns from diverse professional backgrounds. These accomplished interns are gathered to share their multifaceted experiences and insights, providing a unique perspective on the domains of technology and innovation. Expect to be both informed and inspired by the exceptional diversity and talent these interns collectively represent as they guide you through an in-depth exploration of the future of technology. This is a notable event of considerable significance that you will not want to miss.


Capture the Flag

12 p.m. - 4 p.m. @ CBY A03 & A04

Join us for the ultimate cybersecurity challenge organized in collaboration with the uOttawa Cybersecurity Club. uOCTF is a thrilling Capture the Flag competition where you'll test your hacking and cybersecurity skills, requiring you to exploit vulnerabilities and solve puzzles.


Code, Coffee, and Cram

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. @ STM 117

Get ready to ignite your academic journey as 'Code, Coffee, and Cram' takes you on an invigorating path to success. In preparation for the upcoming winter exams, this unique session offers students a tranquil haven to relax and immerse themselves in focused study. The aroma of freshly brewed coffee provides the perfect backdrop to sharpen your intellect. Join us in a space designed to help you unlock your academic potential, where you can connect with your coursework and elevate your understanding. Prepare for winter exams like never before - with the ideal blend of code, caffeine, and concentration.


Previous Sponsors

maple leaf

The first edition of Hack the Hill was made possible thanks to these generous sponsors. Interested in supporting the capital's hackathon?

maple leaf
Ciena logoCanadian Tire logo
Blackberry logoCSE / CST logoLonehaven logo
Google logoVercel logoDigitalOcean logoecho3D logobalsamiq logoVoiceflow logo


Frequently Asked Questions

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.