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Build a secure messaging app that connects millions.

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August 20-21, 2016 @ Wealthsimple (860 Richmond St W).

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About

Nspire presents: Hack the 6ix is an initiative to bring Toronto’s brightest professionals and students together for an unforgettable event to learn, grow, and connect.
On August 20-21, join us at Toronto’s hottest hackathon to dive into splashing ideas, chill with the brightest tech minds of Toronto, and connect with top companies that are looking to hire.

Connect

Industry leaders from top firms across the city come to Hack the 6ix to connect with our hackers. Judges, speakers, recruiters, and mentors will be there to inspire and support our hackers to innovate at their full potential.
Stay tuned for our list of speakers and leaders.

Sponsor an innovative weekend

Sponsoring Nspire Presents: Hack the 6ix means supporting innovation within Toronto and being a part of numerous inventive creations. This summer, new ideas and projects will be born at Hack the 6ix with your dedication and support. To learn more about our sponsorship opportunities, contact us below.

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General

What is Nspire?
Nspire Innovation Network is Canada’s largest student-run non-profit organization in the business and technology space. Our mission is to connect students and professionals with industry leaders, empower their potential as innovative leaders and inspire action at events and opportunities all throughout the year.

What is Hack the 6ix?
Hack the 6ix is Nspire’s hackathon initiative where brilliant professionals and students come together in downtown Toronto to create innovative software or hardware projects over the weekend. Teams get the chance to build something amazing while we provide you with FREE food, drinks, activities and mentors to help you succeed.

Why should I come to Hack the 6ix?
◆ Quality opportunities to network with industry experts and top company recruiters.
◆ Chance to win amazing prizes (monetary, experiences, interviews, etc.)
◆ Summer social to grab a drink and connect with sponsors and other attendees
◆ It's FREE! 

What do I need to bring?
Comfortable clothing, hacking essentials such as your laptop and even a pillow! It is recommended that you do bring your own hardware if your hack requires it.

How are the teams organized?
Teams can be individual and up to maximum size of 4 people, and if you don't have a team don't worry! Teams are formed on site and there will be a team formation workshop to assist people at the beginning of the hackathon.

How do I get to Hack the 6ix?
Wealthsimple is located at 860 Richmond Street West (Near Queen Street West and Strachan Avenue).
Transit: 
From St. Andrew Subway Station, hop on the 504/514 streetcar westbound on King St. West. Get off at King St West & Strachan Avenue and walk north for 5 minutes until you reach Richmond St. West.
Walking:
Wealthsimple is a short scenic half hour walk from Union Station. It’s summertime, we encourage everyone to enjoy Toronto!

Hacking

Do I need hacking experience?
Development and/or design experience is highly recommended at this event. More productivity, more learning and more connecting from the brightest hackers in Toronto happening at Hack the 6ix!

What can you hack?
Anything. It’s summertime so get creative, be spontaneous and turn your crazy ideas into reality at Hack the 6ix! In addition to the general hackathon prizes, there will also be optional sponsored categories with unique prizes to inspire your projects. Don’t worry if nothing comes to mind yet, just come learn, grow and connect with us!

Can I start working on my hack before the event?
No. To be fair to the other hackers we do not  allow participants to start working on their projects before the event. However, feel free to familiarize yourself with the tools and technologies that you might need beforehand! All final submissions must be made from scratch during the event.

How does judging work?
Judging will be announced during the weekend!

Who owns the ideas/hacks that are made during the weekend?
The attendees! Hack the 6ix and sponsors will take no ownership of the work that has been developed. Keep in mind that as with all hackathons or any public domain, ideas themselves cannot be protected. We encourage people to take their work that they’ve developed over the weekend and continue to develop them after the event!

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I have a question that is not listed here. Who should I ask?
Feel free to email us at hackthe6ix@nspire.org or reach out to us on Twitter and Facebook.

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