FAQ

Who can apply?

The hackathon is open to anyone and everyone! Applications can be submitted in the “Apply!” page of this website.

How can I apply?

Visit the “Apply!” page of this website to sign up as either a participant or a volunteer, fill out the form that is displayed there, and submit your form. Make sure you mark February 8th and 9th down in your calendar!

Do I have to be black to participate?

Not at all! While this event is hosted by NSBE, all races and ethnicities are welcome and encouraged to participate or volunteer.

Do I have to be a student/in school to apply?

Nope! Anyone in school, working part-time or full-time, taking a break, or anygthing else is welcome to register and be a part of the hackathon!

When and where is NSBE Hacks happening?

NSBE Hacks will be held on February 8th to 9th, in the U of T Myhal building, located at 55 St. George Street. More information can be found on the “Schedule” and “Location” pages of this website.

How many hackers are allowed per team?

Teams may have 1-4 members.

I don’t have an idea/team, but I still want to participate. What should I do?

No worries! You can work with a team of (max) 4 participants or work 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.

Do you provide any support for the contestants that come from other cities?

Unfortunately at this time we do not have funding to provide travel reimbursements and buses to get to the hackathon. Stay tuned for updates!

What will be provided during the contest?

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!

What should I bring?

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

Is there a dress code for the event?

No! Wear whatever you are comfortable in.

Do I have to know how to code beforehand?

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!

What can I hack on?

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.

Is there a registration fee?

NSBEHacks is a free event! Even more reason to come and compete!

What additional information should I know before attending?

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

I still have a question…

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.