The Department of Computer Science & Innovation Lab

at the University of Toronto

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In Partnership with Index Exchange

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What Is Hack With IX?

We’re bringing together some of Canada’s brightest young minds across multiple disciplines to bring bold ideas to the world of advertising analytics.
You'll learn from leading industry experts on topics including: ReactJS and Design Thinking. Ready to start your journey to becoming an ad tech leader of tomorrow?

What is The Goal?

Hack IX is Canada’s first ad tech hackathon. You’ll be surrounded by industry leaders, there will be lots of food and you’ll have the chance to win some amazing prizes so don’t miss it!
Students from across Canada are being brought together at the University of Toronto by Index Exchange to innovate, connect and create in 48 hours. We’re collecting hackers from all backgrounds and disciplines in one place to build an environment of radical
innovation where you can learn and create something that might disrupt an industry. Bring yourself, your creativity and an open mind because you’re about to embark on a journey you’ll never forget. As for the details - don’t sweat it - we’ve got them covered.

What Can You Win?

Index Exchange believes in rewarding hard work. That’s why each member of the winning team is going to take home an iPhone 7. Additionally, the second and third place teams will also be taking home prizes yet to be announced.

But remember, winning isn’t everything. You’ll have the opportunity to play with bleeding edge industry technology, grow your skills, and get mentorship from top talent.


Who are we looking for?

Turns out #HackWithIX is popular! Join the waitlist today!
— Individual Signup —

Don’t have a team? No problem! We’ll match you with other participants to build a well rounded team of individuals that can take on any challenge. Who knows, they might become your new best friends!

We're looking for...

Students! Specifically any student developers, programmers, designers and interested individuals looking for an opportunity to build and create ideas together.

— Team Signup —

Have you been through the draft and created your ultimate hacking lineup already? Great! Just include your team name at signup and we’ll do our best to ensure teams are well balanced from there.

We're looking for...

A well rounded team of students! We recommend at least one person on your team have expertise in one of the following areas: back-end development, front-end development and ux/ui design.

Join the Wait List



How do I get there?

#HackWithIX Will be located at the Bahen Centre for Information Technology, at the University of Toronto. 40 St George St, Toronto, ON M5S 2E4. The Bahen Centre is accessible by TTC on the College Streetcar Line (Beverley St. Stop).

What if I've never been to a hackathon before?

#HackWithIX is meant to be a learning experience; whether it’s your first time or you’re a hackathon vet. Don’t worry, our event staff will make sure you know what to do.

Can I start working on my hack before the event?

We’ve announced the theme but the specifics of the challenge are yet to be revealed. We can’t stop you from doing research but it’s unlikely anything you work on in advance will be useful and it would be frowned upon by judges.

How does judging work?

A panel of industry experts will be chosen to review each team's submission and judged on a predefined set of criteria.

Who can participate?

The event is open to post-secondary students and students in bootcamp style intensives from all disciplines! A development or design background is an asset.

How many people can be on one team, and what if I don't have a team?

Team size is capped at four people per team. Don't have a team? No problem! We will assign solo participants to appropriate teams.

What makes a good team?

If you’re registering as a team we recommend having people that specialize in the following three areas for a well rounded team: front-end development, back-end development, and ux/ui design.

How much does it cost to attend HackWithIX?

Nothing! It’s free! As long as you qualify to participate we’ve got you covered. Now get thinking about how you’re going to disrupt the world of advertising analytics and win some sweet sweet prizes.

What is covered?

Everything except for transportation and your creativity! Show up, bring yourself, your gear and everything else will be taken care of!

What should I bring?
  • Suggested: Laptop, mobile phone, chargers/adapters
  • Optional: If you plan on pulling an all-nighter, you might want: a sleeping bag, Toothbrush/Toothpaste, a Snuggie and anything else you think you might need.
Do you provide hardware?

No, you must bring your own laptop and (optionally) mobile device. We provide the food, data, wifi and everything else you need!

What are the hours like?

Non-stop from Friday, November 18 at 7PM until Sunday, November 20 at 4PM. That’s 45 hours of hacking! The time is yours to do what you want with, you’re free to take breaks (or go home and sleep) whenever you want to.

Will I be fed?

Yes! The schedule will be updated soon with meal times but all meals will be provided (and they're going to be really good). Please ensure you provide your dietary restrictions upon registration.

What about coffee?

Hello darkness my old friend. Coffee will be available 24/7 around the clock to fuel all your hacking needs!

We would love to hear your questions!

Feel free to reach out to us at and we'll do our best to get you an answer!

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