By students at York University, for students everywhere.

February 13-14, 2021 Virtual Event

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About yuHacks

yuHacks is York University’s 24-hour virtual hackathon by students, for students. We spent months interviewing fellow students to understand how we could best serve them through our hackathon. The predominant theme was that students wanted a focus on Professional Development as they prepare to enter a highly competitive modern workforce. Through yuHacks, we hope to present attendees with the opportunity to better their professional selves while engaging in all the fun you’d expect from a hackathon.


Education Challenge

Tired of Zoom University? This challenge is open to teams who want to rethink education. Whether tackling the struggles of online education or developing an app that enhances traditional education, teams will have their work cut out for them with this track!


Saturday, February 13th

10:00 AM Team Formation
11:00 AM Opening Ceremony
12:00 PM Hacking Period Begins
01:00 PM echoAR presents: How to Build a Cloud-Connected AR/VR App in 15 Minutes or Less
02:00 PM Deloitte presents: An Introduction to the Cybersecurity Field
03:00 PM Lassonde Security Club presents: Creating Ransomware Using Python
05:00 PM YuRide presents: Software and Business Requirements for Startups
06:00 PM Rock your LinkedIn
07:00 PM MLH Presents: MS Paint Bob Ross
08:00 PM Intro to Game Development

Sunday, February 14th

11:00 AM Last Call - Submit your projects to Devpost
12:00 PM Hacking Period Ends
03:00 PM Closing Ceremony

Sponsors & Partners

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is a design sprint-like event; often, in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers, project managers, domain experts, and others collaborate intensively on software projects. At yuHacks, we have made it possible for those without technical skills to still get in on the fun! Check out our tracks for more information!

I applied, when will decisions be released?

All application decisions will be made on a rolling basis! The sooner you apply, the sooner you’ll hear back!

What platforms will be used on event day?

Leading up to event week, you’ll receive all important information via email. Our Discord server will open up at the start of event week. Event day communications will all take place in the Discord server. Most of our events will be broadcast live on YouTube.

Where will yuHacks take place?

yuHacks will be entirely virtual!

I’m interested in sponsoring your event!

We’d love to talk about how we can work together! Please send an email to info@yuhacks.com and we’ll be sure to get back to you ASAP.

What kind of events will there be?

Our specific event focus will be professional development. You can expect several talks from industry experts, recruiters, and other incredibly talented people! You can also expect several workshops and games to help you enjoy your time away from hacking.

How much does it cost to attend yuHacks?

There will be no cost involved with attending yuHacks.

What if I’ve never been to a hackathon before?

If you’ve never done a hackathon before, you’re definitely in the right place to change that! We have put together a track just for you!

How many people can be on a team?

Teams can be anywhere from 1-4 hackers.

Who can participate?

Any student from any institution is welcome to attend! Whether you’re in high school, college, university, or even a coding bootcamp, you are more than welcome to join in on the fun!

When do applications open?

Applications will open on January 1st, 2021!