Hack The Hammer II was our biggest comeback yet.
From leading sponsors, to having workshops lead by skilled innovators, we became the biggest high-school hackathon in Canada. We're back for more though.
Hack The Hammer III.
More details to come soon.

Hamilton's first high-school hackathon.

With over 200 high-school hackers all over North America and only 24 hours to spend, possibilities are limitless. From innovative workshops from the leading tech corporations, we hope this season will be an experience you will never forget.


Organized by two ambitious high-school students from Westdale SS.

Raiyan Sayeed
Raiyan Sayeed

Chief Eliminator of Obstacles

Sameer Waheed
Sameer Waheed

Chief Observer of Opportunity


Featuring talks from

Peter Yang
Peter Yang

CEO of Reviewerly, Westmount SS Student

Tammy Hwang
Tammy Hwang

Co-founder / CEO of CoMotion, Business Developer Officer - Global Hamilton

Alex Sopinka
Alex Sopinka

CTO of Obie.ai


Workshops leaders including

Bruno Capuano
Bruno Capuano

Microsoft AI Most Valuable Professional, Canada Innovation Lead at Avanade

Bruno Capuano
Mike Apted

Startup Solutions Architect - Amazon Web Services Canada

Bruno Capuano
Edward Apostol

Director of Engineering Services - Full Stack Resources


Mentors including

Bruno Capuano
Daniel Causer

Microsoft Developer Technologies Most Valuable Professional, Planet Xamarin Community Author

Bruno Capuano
Armin Karimi

Lead Architect at Shoelace, Toronto .NET Meetup Organizer, Microsoft Most Certified Professional

Bruno Capuano
Dylan Berry

Founder at Toronto Mobile .NET Developers, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional


Past Partners

Interested in partnering? Email us at sponsorship@hackthehammer.com

Past Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring? Email us at sponsorship@hackthehammer.com


Frequently Asked Questions

Come on in! Hack The Hammer welcomes first-time hackers. We have keynotes, presentations, and mentors to help you throughout the day if you have any problems.

Hack The Hammer II is taking place at McMaster Innovation Park - MIP @ Atrium (175 Longwood Rd S #105, Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1) . If you are taking the GO Bus, please take the Hamilton GO Bus, stopping at Main St. W. @ Longwood Rd. S.

Don't worry! You're on the same boat. We have mentors, representatives from companies, (and some cool organizers too) to help you brainstorm!.

Unfortunately this year, we won't have a hardware lab to work with, but you are free to bring your own! If you are in need of some Arduinos or Raspberry Pis, send us a line and we can arrange something for you (first come, first serve).

No. In the interest of fairness, participants should not work on their hack before the hackathon starts. This will be strictly enforced, as if not followed, you will be disqualified.

There is no guarantee on travel reiumbursements. If you would like travel reiumbursements for GO Bus/Greyhound transportation, please email here for further inquiry. You can also apply for Execute Big's Travel Grant here, from our friends over at Hack Club, so you can join us without having to pay for travel!

For Hack The Hammer II, we are accepting current high-school students in the Ontario area.

Have other questions? Get in touch

Innovate, learn, explore.

With bright minds, fun activities, and innovative workshops, we can assure you an unforgettable experience.

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