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