Major League Hacking 2022 Hackathon Season

BorderHacks 2021
Virtual Hackathon

September 25-26, 2021

About Us

What we're all about

This September, the team that brought you WinHacks 2021 is excited to continue helping students contribute to Windsor and Detroit’s long history of collaboration through the second iteration of the highly successful BorderHacks hackathon.

Challenges will be taken on over the course of an exciting 36 hour competition, where students will have the opportunity to present their solutions to a panel of industry professionals, academic experts and their peers to win big prizes for their team.

BorderHacks is about cross-border solidarity, first and foremost. Our team is striving to connect students in Windsor and Detroit and encourage the development of forward thinking projects in the industries that thrive right here!


Challenge Streams

Find detailed information about last year's challenges on our DevPost






Please Note That All Times Are In Eastern Time

Day 1

Saturday, September 25

Day 2

Sunday, September 26

9:30 AM

Team Formation

10:00 AM

Icebreakers / Casual Fun

11:00 AM

Hacking Begins / Opening Ceremonies

11:30 AM

Challenge AMA

12:00 PM

Networking Your Way Into a Job

1:00 PM

Hardware Trojan War

2:05 PM

Hacking the Human Operating System

3:30 PM

Real Time Recruiter Networking Session

4:45 PM

All Great Startups Begin With An Idea

5:20 PM

NFTs and Smart Contracts for Fun and Profit

7:00 PM

Submission Q&A

8:00 PM

Day One Closing

Our Sponsors

Our sponsors help to make this event a reality, and will be connecting directly with students over the whole weekend.

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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.

Join Our Discord Server

Be part of the action by joining our public discord server! Hackers are connecting there right now, and we’ll be offering fun prizes and exclusive insider info in the weeks leading up to the event.
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