Cisco Toronto Innovation Centre | Toronto, ON
November 17-19th, 2017

What is Hacking Good?

Hacking Good is a global series of hackathon events, powered by Pledges for Change, that take place annually in cities across the globe. We believe in a world where young people are equipped and empowered to tackle society’s greatest challenges using the power of technology. Every year, participants address one of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the projects they create during the weekend.

Explore. Develop. Impact.

Participants will collaborate in teams of up to four to design initiatives and/or build web, mobile, and hardware projects, while participating in workshops, learning from industry mentors, and competing for prizes. Hacking Good provides a welcoming atmosphere for young people to create and learn about all kinds of incredible innovations and technologies that change the world.

2017 Challenge: Ensuring Inclusive and Quality Education for All (United Nations SDG #4)

EdTech Track

Design a tech-based solution that will work towards achieving a meaningful, inclusive, and quality education and promoting lifelong learning for young people (ages 13-23) worldwide.

FinLit Track

Design an initiative – a plan, campaign, or tech-based solution – aimed at improving the financial literacy of youth (13-19) in Canada, either at an individual or societal level.

Sponsor a special weekend.

With your support, Hacking Good will help unite 100+ emerging developers and designers from across Ontario. Our sponsors empower our participants to create something they can be proud of.

Our Partners



Who can participate?

Students of any education level are eligible to apply for HackingGood! Once applications have been reviewed, all students will be notified by email regarding the status of their application.

What if I don't have a team?

If you registered as an individual and do not yet have a team, don’t sweat it. There will be several events geared towards facilitating team formation and project ideation. We will help you find people to work with!

Will there be an agenda released for the timeline of the hackathon?

Yes! An agenda will be released closer to the event. Stay tuned to our website and/or your email!

Will there be wifi and power strips available at the location?

Yes! We will provide adequate wifi.

Is this an overnight hackathon?

No this is not an overnight Hackathon. The building needs to be cleared at 10pm on Friday and 11pm on Saturday.

How much does it cost to attend Hacking Good?

Admission to Hacking Good is completely free! We’ll be providing all the food and swag for the entire weekend.

What should I bring?

Make sure to bring your Student ID or Government-issued ID for entrance your Laptop and charger for hacking.