Join 500+ participants at one of Canada’s greatest hackathons during the weekend of May 28-29, 2022! If you are a student or recent grad who is passionate about emerging technologies and looking for some excitement, this is the perfect opportunity to experience a weekend of engaging competition.

What makes TOHacks so special? We focus on connecting YOU, the innovator, to industry professionals from STEAM companies such as Genesys, Scotiabank, Deloitte, Capital One, and Cockroach Labs. No prior coding experience is required.

Using your individual experiences and background, tackle a social issue that you believe can be solved through technology. Furthermore, the COVID-19 pandemic has attracted global attention. How do you believe technology can be implemented into strategic solutions to benefit the post-COVID world?


Create a demo presentation that goes over your project in a clear and effective manner. Make sure that any pertinent files and links needed for your demonstration are provided in your submission.

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$CAD9,225 in prizes
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1st Place

The winning team will win $800 CAD in Amazon gift cards (split amongst the team). A winners' hangout will take place at the Microsoft Reactor space in Toronto on June 1st.

No transportation will be provided to the hangout.

2nd Place

The winning team will win $400 CAD in Amazon gift cards (split amongst the team). A winners' hangout will take place at the Microsoft Reactor space in Toronto on June 1st.

No transportation will be provided to the hangout.

3rd Place

The winning team will win $200 CAD in Amazon gift cards (split amongst the team). A winners' hangout will take place at the Microsoft Reactor space in Toronto on June 1st.

No transportation will be provided to the hangout.

Ripple: Build a hackathon project that uses blockchain technology for social impact

(OPEN TO ALL PARTICIPANTS) The winning team will win Amazon (or other equivalents) gift cards worth $100 USD for each team member (up to 4 members) and Ripple branded gear.

Genesys - Best project that addresses sustainability through enhancing customer experience (3)


At Genesys, sustainability is very important. Sustainability is a holistic approach that considers social, economic, and environmental dimensions all together. Our challenge to you is to find ways to look at enhancing customer experience through the sustainability lens to improve people’s lives.

The winning teams will receive $400/$200/$100 CAD Amazon gift cards (split amongst the team) for 1st/2nd/3rd place respectively.

Capital One Prize

How may we digitally engage our different demographics?

(PRIZE SHIPPABLE ONLY WITHIN CANADA) Each team member (maximum of 4 team members) will receive a bag filled with swag & goodies and a $50 CAD gift card.

Deloitte: Best web or mobile application that supports Deloitte's Path to Net-Zero


Deloitte is committed to sustainable transformation, with a goal of net-zero emissions by 2030. To reach this goal, Deloitte is focused on finding solutions to solve the city gridlock problem, implement proper end-of-life disposal procedures, assess how waste impacts our health, and more! Develop a web or mobile application to and support Deloitte’s Path to Net-Zero.

The winner will receive a Deloitte swag bag!

Best use of Cockroach DB


Use CockroachDB in your hackathon application for this challenge.

The winning team will win Amazon (or other equivalents) gift cards worth $100 CAD for each team member (up to 4 members) and an opportunity to be featured on CockroachDB's Twitch channel.

Best creative use of Assembly AI

(OPEN TO ALL PARTICIPANTS) Assembly AI is a audio speech recognition tool that accurately convert speech to text with powerful AI models. Develop a project that uses Assembly AI in a creative way!

Celonis Challenge

Build a data analytics workspace using Celonis to discover the data behind Pizzaria Mamma Mia’s Delivery routes. Answer the challenge questions and submit to receive your professional certification. Questions are posted in the hacker pack:

Only one team will win.

Most Engaged Hacker

The most engaged hacker will win a ticket to MLH Hackcon.

MLH Hackcon is the official conference for hacker community leaders, hosted by our friends at GitHub. It's an opportunity to unplug, learn, build, share, connect, and celebrate the fact that as organizers and hackers, we are all in this together. With two full days of workshops, talks, and discussion sessions, there’s something for everyone.

Note: No transportation/accommodations are provided for this. No cash equivalent given out if you can’t attend. Hackcon ticket is transferrable until July 15

Best Use of DeSo
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DeSo is the official Web3 sponsor of the MLH Hackathon League and the first Layer 1 blockchain custom-built for decentralized social media applications. While a blockchain like Avalanche costs $0.50+ to store just a 200-character post, the DeSo blockchain is built with custom indexing and storage optimizations which make it 10,000X cheaper to store social content on-chain! In order to qualify for the contest, you must launch an app that writes to the DeSo blockchain and implements DeSo identity. While social media apps are a great fit for DeSo, you can also build financial apps, marketplaces, and more on the DeSo blockchain. For inspiration on project ideas, you can check out some of the existing 200+ apps already live on DeSo at as well as our DeSo APIs. The Best Use of DeSo gets $100 worth of $DESO coin & an exclusive DeSo branded tumbler!

Best Use of CockroachDB (MLH)

Build your hackathon project on CockroachDB's open source and indestructible SQL database. Utilize CockroachDB in your hack for a chance to win a 3D printing pen for you and each of your team members. What's more, if you submit a verified project and are a US resident, we'll be sending you a free CockroachDB T-shirt while supplies last!

Best Domain Name from

Register a .Tech domain name using during the weekend for your chance to win a PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Charger for you and each member of your team! Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. The more creative the domain the better!

Best Web Monetization Project

Coil is all about providing better ways to access and reward the creators, publishers and platforms that you love. Coil members get to view web monetized sites while streaming micropayments directly to the website owner, or in this case, you! In turn, you can react to payments in real time by displaying a thank you message, unlocking bonus content, features and so much more! Build a web monetized hack using Coil for a chance to win an Anker Quick Charge Portable Charger, Coil pin and $60 Coil credit redemption card!

Best Use of NLP with Cohere

Cohere is a Natural Language Processing (NLP) toolkit that is powered by state-of-the-art large language models made accessible through their simple, but effective, online platform. Cohere’s platform allows users to build their own AI models, directly from their web browsers, to tackle use cases like word search, text summarization, paraphrasing and even content generation.

Cohere makes Natural Language Processing easy to do with their ready to use online platform. Simply sign-up, claim your free $75 credit, no credit card required, and start training your very own language model directly on the web! You and your teammates can each win a Raspberry Pi 4 Starter Kit by using Cohere in your next hack. Wondering what to build? Cohere is great for text and content generation, text-based search, predictive text and so much more. Check out our software & learn pages for more details!

Best use of Google Cloud

Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: Winners located in the US will receive a Google Cloud Swag Bag complete with a beanie, pillow, journal, socks & lanyards. Winners outside of the US will receive a Google branded backpack.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:




Judging Criteria

  • Was the solution effective in its nature?
  • What level of originality does the solution possess?
  • Was the solution's design feasible?
  • What was the technical complexity of the solution?
  • How effectively were design thinking and creative processes implemented?
  • Did the group members present their projects with clarity and confidence?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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