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Design the Future in 24 hours at NSBEHacks!

February 6th - 7th 2021

Hack the future at NSBEHacks brought to you by the NSBE chapter at the University of Toronto. NSBEHacks is virtual this year and open to participants from around the world! Join us for 24 hours of excitement, challenges, workshops and good times.

First Student-Run Black Hackathon in Canada!

We're looking for volunteers!

Looking to support the event, but not interested in participating in the hackathon? We need your help!


NSBEHacks is the first black student-run hackathon in the GTA. Join us for the third staging of this awesome event.  This year we are virtual so tune in from wherever you are around the world.

We welcome beginners to advanced level coders. This 24 HOUR event will be filled with competitions, a career fair, workshops and prizes for all! 

Participate in Workshops

Interested in learning more about tech development? Our Google and IBM workshops have you covered! 

Win Awesome Prizes!

Don't miss your chance to snag cool tech prizes to go with your bragging rights!

Meet New Friends

Join our fun pre-hackathon events to meet other hackers and build your winning team!

Why NSBE Hacks?

What is NSBE

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), founded in 1975, is a non-profit organization that promotes and supports the professional development of collegiate and pre-collegiate students in engineering and technology. NSBE has chapters all over the world, and each chapter has the same mission – to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.

Is this hackathon in person or online?

Completely Virtual, tune in from wherever you are.

How long is NSBEHacks?

You get 24hrs to complete your project but the overall event time is around 36 hrs.


How many people can be in my team?

Between 2-4 people

Can I participate if I am in High School or outside of the University of Toronto?

Of course. We welcome everyone. However if you are under 18 years old we need parent consent once you apply.

Do I have to be black to participate or volunteer?

No, we welcome everyone from all backgrounds and regions.

Will there be prizes?

Definitely! Besides the overall NSBEHacks prizes we have mini challenges throughout the hackathon with prizes.

I'm a beginner coder, is this an event for me?

Yes! Zero experience necessary. We have mentors ready to help out and workshops you can attend to get some tips.

Do I need a team to be able to apply?

Nope! Just follow us on socials and check your email to look out for events where you can meet people who registered. Ideally we need your team formed before the day of the event so don’t miss those team formation events.

Frequently Asked Questions

NSBEHacks 2021 is MLH Approved!

Code of Conduct

NSBEHacks 2021 is MLH Approved!

Code of Conduct