Major League Hacking 2021 Hackathon Season

2020 Hackathon

September 25-27, 2020


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!

About Us

What we're all about

The WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation is proud to host its inaugural cross-border hackathon on September 25-27, 2020. BorderHacks will inspire tech talent locally to get involved in our technology community, ultimately contributing to unlocking the potential of our future programmers, hackers, and designers with a focus on mobility and cross-border issues such as healthcare, logistics, and cybersecurity.

This event will be completely hosted online! Over 400 students are expected to join us on this three-day event, where all participants will be given 36 hours to come up with their greatest hack. The theme for this hackathon is Mobility! Students are free to interpret the theme however they want.

Participants will be given the opportunity to come up with their greatest creation that will be later presented and judged by a panel of qualified adjudicators and win top tech and cash prizes to be announced!

FREE educational events such as workshops to help hone and adopt new skills in the field of computer science are also on the agenda. We believe that these activities will give contestants a taste of both entrepreneurship and a feel for the work environment that they will soon find themselves.

Apply to attend today!

Fun Facts

Some quick stats about this weekend

8 Workshops
5000 $ in Prizes
300 Attendees
3 Challenge Streams

Challenge Streams





Mobile Apps

People's Choice

Event Schedule

Please Note That All Times Are In EST

Our Sponsors

Thank you to our amazing sponsors for their support!

BorderHacks is currently looking for sponsors to work with, to bring our region's premier cross-border hackathon to life. We are eager to establish a strong partner ecosystem to assist in creating a memorable hackathon for passionate computer science students; who will be the future leaders of cross-border tech. If you or your company is interested in being prominently featured among the Future of Computer Science, contact us at

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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.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis according to the following schedule:
  • RSVP Deadline: September 24th, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST!

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Applications will be evaluated partially on completeness, so ensure all fields are met!

Your ticket to an amazing hackathon with informative workshops, fun competitions, and awesome prizes is just a click away!

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