2021 Hackathon

Stay tuned for more info on BorderHacks 2021!


Due to COVID-19, we are fully digital! This means you can hack and learn from the comfort of your own home!


We have many different workshops and speakers to make sure you come out knowing more than you did before BorderHacks!


Compete for a chance to win one or many of our main and sponsor-related prizes!

Frequently Asked Questions

Some common questions you may have about BorderHacks, 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 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!

BorderHacks applications are open to students from across the world with priority given to students in the cross-border regions of Michigan and Ontario. 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 BorderHaclks 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 BorderHacks. BorderHacks 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 BorderHacks.

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