A Little About PentaHacks

PentaHacks has set out to become Canada’s most diverse and unique hackathon ever! It breaks away from traditional hackathons by providing attendees real-world problems to work on, and state-of-the-art workshops for novices.


It is designed to bring together the nation’s brightest and most diverse set of students to experience and develop modern technologies used in the industry.


Veterans and novices alike won't want to miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity. Be the first to hear about any updates by joining our mailing list!

Hackathon Starting in:

One Week Online Hackathon
November 17 - 24, 2018

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Introducing PentaHacks

An Innovative Online Hackathon.

PentaHacks has set out to become North America’s most diverse and unique hackathon ever! It breaks away from traditional hackathons by providing attendees real-world problems to work on, and state-of-the-art workshops for novices.

It is designed to bring together the continent’s brightest and most diverse set of students to experience and develop modern technologies used in the industry.

Veterans and novices alike won't want to miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity. Apply Now!

TLDR: PentaHacks is a unique hackathon that is set out to solve real world problems and enable hackers to continue working on their projects after the hackathon.

500 +

Hackers

$ 5000

In Prizes

Our Stream Partners

We have partnered with industry leaders to help you gain knowledge and experience from working on real-world challenges designed to solve real world problems

Interested in becoming a Stream Partner?

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  • PentaHacks Timeline

    More detailed schedule will be released soon.

  • October 19, 2018
    Applications Open!

  • November 16, 2018

    Problem Statements Released
  • November 17, 2018 10:00 AM

    Hackathon Begins

    Opening Ceremony will be live streamed

  • November 24, 2018 5:00 PM

    Hackathon Ends

  • December 4, 2018

    Winners Announced

  • Hackathon Ends

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a hackathon?

    A hackathon is an event where hackers (you folks) come together to build and code some really cool projects. Aside from coding, there's a ton of great workshops, activities, mentors, food, and swag! It's a great place to network, and learn something new!

  • I don't know how to code; can I still participate?

    Hackathons are the perfect environment to immerse yourself into a new setting, seek mentorship, and learn something new. At PentaHacks, we'll have a great set of mentors and resources to get any beginner up and running. All you need is a drive to learn!

  • What if I don't have a team?

    Not to worry! There will be ample time prior to the event where you can connect with potential team members via our Slack. At the event itself, team building and networking sessions will be brought to you courtesy of the PentaHacks team.

  • Can I work on my project beforehand?

    No, to ensure fairness and consistency amongst hackers, you are not allowed to work on pre-existing hacks. A list of API's and prizes will be listed soon, to allow participants to familiarize themselves with certain technology.

  • Do I have to hack for one of the 5 streams?

    PentaHacks is unlike any other hackathon. We want to impart change within society by leveraging the power of code (and our hackers) to solve real problems. For this reason, all submissions must cater towards one or more of the streams.

  • Have a question that wasn't answered here?

    Email our team at contact@pentahacks.com and we'll be happy to answer!

Our Sponsors:

Interested in sponsoring this event. Email us here

Code. Collaborate. Compete.

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