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Enter STEM with a bang.

hack::peel is a hackathon curated specifically for students in the Peel Region. As a hacker, you'll learn, hone, and develop your skills in STEM in a 24 hour blitz of passion, skill, and creativity.

With no barrier of entry and no specific theme, this hackathon is for all students! Regardless of your prior experience, this is your chance to build, learn, and show off the creations you've always dreamed of, while competing for a chance at the $20,000 prize pool!


Event Overview


Friday December 16 4:30PM-7:30PM Saturday December 17 9:30AM-5:20PM


The Woodlands Secondary School, located at 3225 Erindale Station Road, Mississauga, Ontario.

What to bring

Any tools you'll need for your project, and an open mind!

Experience required

None! No tech experience is required to attend hack::peel


hack::peel is free for all attendees!


All meals are provided for free!

Tentative Event Agenda

Friday — Dec. 16
4:30 PMCheck-in starts
5:00 PM - 5:45PMOpening ceremony
5:45PMHacking begins
6:00 PM - 6:30 PMDinner served
7:30 PMEnd of day 1 (participants go home)
Saturday — Dec. 17
9:30 AMCheck-in starts
10:00 AM - 10:30 AMBreakfast served
10:30 AMAmong Us IRL activity
11:30 AM - 12:45 PMProgramming Contest
12:00 PM - 12:45 PMLine tracing robot competition
1:00 PM - 1:30PMLunch served
3:15 PM - 4:00 PMJudging
4:15 PM - 5:00 PMClosing ceremony
5:20 PMEnd of Event

Frequently Asked Questions

Hackathons are 'development marathons', where people collaborate intensively over a short period of time to create a working project.

The hackathon is planned to run from Dec 16 - Dec 17 at The Woodlands Secondary School. Check the timetable for more information.

No, participants will go home after Day 1 and come back to the venue on Day 2. Check the timetable for more information.

Yes, but only after hacking begins. You can continue working on your project after you go home at the end of each day.

Any high school student can attend. Students not attending a Peel District School Board high school may need to complete additional steps, which will be dealt with after registration.

With the help of our sponsors, we will be providing >$20,000 in prizes in cash, software, and API prizes to the chosen winners. All attendees will also get swag bags and sponsor merch!

You and your team own anything you create. Why not make it open source, on Github?

While you can explore ideas, you are not allowed to write code or begin working on the project before the hacking period of the hackathon starts.

All projects will need to be submitted via the Devpost. Project source code must be present on a shareable VCS such as GitHub.

To allow for as much creative liberty, there is no required project theme. However, specific theme restrictions apply for sponsor prize eligibility. Check the Devpost for more info.

Teams have a maximum size of 4 members.