September 15-17 // 2017

September 15-17



Hack For Good is Toronto's first charity hackathon; Over a 72-hour period from September 15th to 17th, hackers collaborate and experiment on software and hardware projects, to improve the technology base for local Toronto charities. This is the weekend to meet other enthusiastic hackers, push your boundaries, and realize the projects of your dreams; while helping others in our local Toronto comunity.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I attend?

If you would like to; apply when registration is open :)

How does registration work?

Registration will be opening on June 1st and closing on July 30th at 11:59 pm EST! If you’re accepted, you’ll have a week to confirm your attendance.

Does this cost money?

Nope! Admission is free and includes meals, drinks, snacks, overnight hosting, workshops, swag, and a memorable experience (if we do say so ourselves ;)!

What will I eat?

We’ll provide food for all meals from Saturday’s breakfast to Sunday’s lunch. If you have dietary restrictions, we’ll try our best to accommodate them. Of course, we’ll also have an abundance of snacks throughout the hacking period.

Where will I sleep?

Hacking all night is fun, but you can also get some rest when you need it! We will arrange some rooms for sleeping, if you need to use them, please let one of the staff members know. 😴😴😴

How do I get there?

If you’re travelling more than 45KM or 27.9617 miles to Toronto, we’ll reimburse your travel, as long as you upload your travel receipts upon confirming your attendance. We reimburse up to $200 for travel within Canada. and from Canada and Mexico and up to $500 for other international travel. We also provide buses free of charge to select East Coast cities. See your registration form/dashboard for the latest details about reimbursements and busing!

What should I bring?

Bring a valid government-issued ID for admission and a laptop for hacking. We’ll provide pretty much everything else—air mattresses, toiletries, stickers, snacks, sponsor swag, and more! If you like to be comfy, you can bring a blanket, pillow, and towel.

How do teams work?

Teams are at most 4 people. You can select teammates when you register, or you can register individually without specified teammates. We’ll run the admissions by teams, so rest assured you’ll be able to hack with your friends if that’s what you prefer!

What if I don’t have a team?

If you don’t have a team now, that’s okay! We’ll have team formation and ideation events geared towards helping you find people to work with.

Did you pad this FAQ so you get a perfect grid?

Yes. And it was worth it. Doesn't it look so pretty this way?

What about hardware hacks?

We’ll provide some hardware such as Arduinos, Pebbles, Myos—the usual hacker essentials and more. Let us know what you’d like to hack on in our registration form.

Where’s the schedule?

You can find the schedule here. Please note that there will be changes being made to the schedule until start of July. For now, know that we’re planning for check-in to start Saturday at 8 am and for closing ceremony to end Sunday at 4 pm.

Where is the venue?

The Hackathon will take place Downtown Toronto; more detials will be availble soon

What if this FAQ didn’t answer my questions?

Please email us at hfg@dhack.co if you’re in any way confused or concerned! We’d love to help you out :)


Unfortunately, registration is closed. We will open it up shortly!


We will Annonce the speaker list shortly...

Interested in sponsoring? Email us at sponsor@dhack.co! We would love to hear from you