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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.

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Hack the Hill I had...

600+

Hackers

1250+

Applicants

70+

Organizers

10+

Sponsors

$60k+

Funding Raised

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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.

Britt Hayman

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

Greg Suignard

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

Elmira Khani

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

Maddie Whibbs

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

Maddie Whibbs, Blackberry

Adam Laderoute

We enjoyed the event, well run, great organizers.

Adam Laderoute, CSE-CST

Nyah Wagner

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

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The Hacker Series

February
25

BTA x HTH: Technovate Pitch Competition

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. @ uOttawa

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!

February
3

HackHers

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. @ CRX

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.

January
30

Kinaxis x CCSS x HTH Networking Event

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. @ Richcraft Hall 2200

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.

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Previous Sponsors

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

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

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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.