NSBE Hacks

NSBEHacks is the first university student-run black hackathon in the GTA. It is a 12-hour fun-filled hackathon hosted by the National Society of Black Engineers UofT Chapter. To find out more about NSBE UofT chapter and the awesome things we do, click here!


an event, typically lasting several days, in which a large number of people meet to engage in collaborative computer programming in order to create a unique technical project


We believe in equaling the footing for black students within Canada by placing them in a comfortable environment where they’re allowed to be creative and innovative, and also affording them opportunities for personal and career development through the help of our trusted partners, workshops and mentors.

Build Your Network

NSBEHacks UofT provides it participants a wide range of networking opportunities. At the event, you'd be surrounded by fellow hackers with diverse backgrounds, and our awesome sponsors will also be there with mentors who are always willing to help and provide you with any information you need! We encourage everyone to take advantage of these opportunities!  



  • Registration begins


  • Opening Ceremony


  • Team Formation


  • Demos start (Judges make rounds)


  • Judges deliberate


  • Awards and Closing Ceremony



  • Hacking begins!



  • Breakfast


  • Lunch


  • Dinner



  • Google: How to use the Google Cloud Platform


  • Bloomberg: How to Solve Bloomberg Puzzles


  • Spicy Noodle Challenge



University of Toronto. Myhal Centre for Engineering , Innovation and Enterpreneurship


The hackathon is open to anyone and everyone!

Hit the ‘Apply’ button above and complete the application. You will receive an email by (latest) early January if you are accepted!

Not at all! All ethnicities are welcome!

Not at all, we welcome participants from all walks of life!

It will be happening at the Myhal Centre for Engineering, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, located at the University of Toronto, on Jan 26, 2019!

Each team can have up to 4 hackers!

No worries! You can work with a team of (max) 4 participants or go solo. If you want to join a team, you can do so during the team formation period prior to the hackathon, via Slack or Facebook.

Unfortunately, at this time, we don’t have the funding to provide travel reimbursements and buses to get to the hackathon. Stay tuned for updates!

Over the course of the event, free food (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinks), free company swag, free NSBEHacks merch and free wifi shall be provided!

Your laptop, charger, and anything else you’ll need to hack on, as well as comfortable clothes. And of course good vibes!

No! Wear whatever you are comfortable in.

Nope! We will be holding workshops throughout the day to teach you everything you need to learn and will also have mentors from our sponsor companies floating around to help you out whenever you need it!

Anything! As we get closer to the date, we’ll provide you with a list of hardware and API that’ll be available to you at the hackathon. You’re also welcome to bring in your own tools.

Nope! Even more reason to come out to NSBEHacks!

We are not an MLH member, but we expect all of our attendees to behave according to the Code of Conduct found here

We’d be happy to help! Send the inquiry over to hello@nsbehacksuoft.ca and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.