Hack the 6ix 2024 landing page

AUG 2-4, 2024 • In-person event

Hack the 6ix is Toronto's largest summer hackathon, where anyone can hack to

Hacker applications are now open! Submission closes July 17th, 2024 @ 11:59 PM.

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Join us for an unforgettable weekend

Hack the 6ix is Toronto's largest summer student-run, not-for-profit hackathon now in its tenth iteration! With a diverse and talented community of hackers, Hack the 6ix is a key player in the Toronto tech ecosystem. We're empowering students to present their ideas of the future.

A decade of innovation

Hack the 6ix 2024 will be our 10th anniversay! Let's walk down memory lane to revisit our past events, each filled with innovation, collaboration, and unforgettable moments.
notepadThe first ever Hack the 6ix, hosted at Top Hat HQ!
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2023 in numbers...

350+Hackers

50+Projects Submitted

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15Mentors

$15kin Prizes

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Explore Previous Projects

In 2023, 51 teams brought outstanding projects to life, showcasing their creativity and problem-solving skills.

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Special thanks to our current sponsors for supporting Hack the 6ix and the incubation of big ideas. Want to help us make it even better?

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Ready to make a difference?

As we embark on our tenth iteration, our mission is to inspire young hackers to tackle complex challenges and explore the endless possibilities of technology.

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    Ian Korovinsky, Hacker

    Attending Hack the 6ix was one of the best hackathon experiences I've ever had. From the intense hacking to the side-quests along the way, every step of the journey was memorable thanks to the incredible hackers there, as well as the hard-working organizers who made this an event to remember!

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    Daniel Ye, Hacker

    Favourite thing about HT6? There were so many! It could be the tiny workshops scattered throughout or the awards ceremony. But my absolute favourite was probably watching our drone take flight... I definitely felt like a real engineer then.

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    Josh Fernando, Hacker

    Going to Hack the 6ix was awesome. It's one of the best hackathons I've been to, and I've been to quite a few, winning 21 of them! The food was great, the games and workshops were super fun, and it all just made coding even more exciting. Being around so many cool people who love tech as much as I do was amazing. We all got to share ideas, learn from each other, and just have a good time making stuff. This wasn't just about programming; it was a big party for people who love building and inventing things. Definitely a highlight for me!

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Frequently asked questions

What is Hack the 6ix?

Hack the 6ix is an in-person hackathon where “hackers” (participants) design, develop, and pitch an innovative project built from scratch over the course of 36 hours. Over the course of the weekend, hackers will have opportunities to network, learn, and collaborate through workshops, panels, activities, and more.

What kind of workshops, talks, and activities will there be at Hack the 6ix?

We’ll be hosting a variety of workshops ranging from introductory to advanced topics facilitated by our amazing sponsors and mentors. In addition, there will also be interesting tech talks by industry leaders from different companies. For breaks, we’ll have a ton of fun activities planned for you, such as games, contests, and more! Hack the 6ix is much more than just a hackathon – we want it to be an event that you’ll thoroughly enjoy while expanding your skillset and network.

Do I need to know how to code?

Nope! Our mentors and workshops will help you develop the skills required to create something big. Regardless of where your strengths lie, our team is here to guide and help you throughout your project.

What if my question isn't answered here?

If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out to us here! Our team would be happy to help you out.

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