WinHacks is Back!

Stay tuned for updates on WinHacks 2021

March 26-28, 2021

About WinHacks

In 2019, a small group of students began to plan the University of Windsors first ever hackathon, and the Windsor regions second MLH event. By March the next year, their ambitions had lead them further then they ever expected, overcoming massive challenges to host one of the most successful tech events in #YQG. WinHacks 2020 laid the groundwork for digital hackathons worldwide by pivoting to an innovative virtual model in just two weeks. Challenges focused on mobility, cybersecurity, new tech like blockchain, entrepreneurship, health, and more.

This years' event will feature similar themes, challenges, and goals, while once again breaking new ground for digital events. WinHacks 2021 isn't following the tried and true format - it's taking things a step further with pre-event content, better networking and recruitment opportunities, a plan to support hackers after the event with strong project follow-through and a commitment to a better way to find the mold breakers of tomorrow.


Thank you to our amazing sponsors for their support!

WinHacks is currently looking for sponsors to work with, to bring our vision to life. We would appreciate your help in creating a memorable conference for passionate computer science students; who will be the future leaders of the Canadian computer technologies industry. If you or your company is interested in being prominently feature among the Future of Computer Science, contact us at

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Some common questions you may have about WinHacks, or hackathons in general

To put it simply, hackathons combine the two words: hacking and marathon. Participants will get the chance to form teams of up to 1-4 members, and bring a project idea to life! However, they only have 36 hours to accomplish this. Students will receive mentorship, learn about new job opportunities, and get some cool swag!

WinHacks applications are open to students from across the world. Whether you are a freshman or completing your PhD, we want you to apply! We will also be accepting high school students! Each application is reviewed from the WinHacks organizing team, and decisions will be sent out on a rolling basis.

There's always a first time for everything, right? We highly encourage individuals with various levels of experience to apply to WinHacks. WinHacks is a hackathon where individuals from various disciplines, majors, and backgrounds are encouraged to come out and participate.

We follow the Major League Hacking guidelines, which prohibits students from bringing and continuing a project that they have already worked on. Your final project should be new and only built during the weekend of WinHacks.