Ryerson University

May 25-27, 2018


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About RU Hacks

What is RU Hacks?

RU Hacks is a unique hackathon at Ryerson University, located at the heart of downtown Toronto. This year will be our second RU Hacks and we hope you will be here to join us for 36 hours of creativity. Meet new people, learn new skills and showcase your talents.Remember since this is a MLH event, we must follow MLH's Code of Conduct.

Why Attend?

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.


What you could win!

First Place: Oculus Rift

Second Place: Xbox One S 500GB

Third Place: Fitbit Charge 2

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Who can attend?

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.

What should I bring?

Make sure to bring your Student ID for entrance, Government-issued ID to borrow hardware, your Laptop and charger for hacking, as well as clothes/blankets.

How much does it cost to attend RU Hacks?

Admission to RU Hacks is completely free! We’ll be providing all the food, accommodation and swag for the entire weekend.

How will I get to RU Hacks?

We will be sending a number of buses to schools within driving distance of Ryerson University. If we don’t have a bus going to your school or you are a student who needs to fly to RU Hacks, we will do our best to subsidize as much of your travel costs as possible. More details on this will be released once acceptances start rolling out!

I’ve never attended a hackathon before...

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.

Can I start working on my hack before the event?

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!

What about Hardware Hacks?

We welcome any and all hardware hacks! If you have specific hardware you intend to work with, feel free to bring them. A full list of hardware we plan to provide will be released closer to the event.

How does judging work?

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 10 projects will get a chance to demo their hacks in front of all of RU Hacks during the closing ceremony.

I still have more questions!

Reach out to us at at helloworld@ruhacks.com

Where is RU Hacks Located?

RU Hacks will held at George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre at Ryerson University. It is located at the corner of Gould St. and Church St.

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