RU Hacks is a unique hackathon at Ryerson University, located at the heart of downtown Toronto, which generally takes place over a 36-hour period in the May of its year.

RU Hacks is a unique Hackathon at Ryerson University, located at the heart of downtown Toronto. Hackers meet new people, learn new skills and have fun while showcasing their talents over the course of 36 hours of creativity and innovation.

Our platform provides companies with the opportunity to showcase their software, hardware, and APIs to hundreds of interested students, while providing these students with a strong learning curve. Students are constantly looking to learn and grow with the ever-changing technology, and we would be interested in having you be a part of their journey.

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$CAD5,596 in prizes

1st Place Winner (4)

Nesspresso Machine

2nd Place Winner (4)

Air Pod Pros

3rd Place Winner (4)

Amazon Echo


  • Participants: Individuals (over 14 years in age) in teams of 4 or less. 
  • Countries: Canada


  • Github link(mandatory)
  • Video demo(preferred)


Ryan Ing

Ryan Ing

Phil Levy

Phil Levy
NuraLogix AI

Judging Criteria

  • Tech innovation
    The newness of the idea in the tech industry.
  • Practical
    How usable is the product
  • Originality
    How creative and independent the idea is.
  • Design
    How user friendly is the idea/product.


  • Machine Learning/ AI
  • Social Good
  • COVID-19