About the challenge

Hack the MIST is the first hackathon at the University of Toronto that focuses on developing an end-to-end solution to real-world problems with machine learning. 

The solutions from this hackathon will be more than coding in a Jupyter notebook, but will instead be solutions that can be implemented in the real world.

This will be an all-inclusive hackathon where we invite hackers from all backgrounds. We aim to educate ML developers on building full ML pipelines for real-world applications, which is not taught in university courses.

This will make an impact as we will bring solutions developed by some of the brightest minds to difficult problems.

Get started

Hack the MIST has challenges revolving around NLP, Art, and Climate Change. Your team can address any theme(s) of your choice and build a project using machine learning to solve a real-world problem in that realm.


Submission will occur on Devpost! The link to join can be found here: https://hack-the-mist.devpost.com/

The official deadline for submission of the project is 1:00 AM on Sunday, March 19, 2023. Any extensions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

There are the following guidelines for submission.


  1. Only official participants of Hack the MIST will have a chance to submit on Devpost. Any non-verified participants will have their projects disqualified.

  2. All project submissions must include a video submission that presents the work in the project.

    1. This video submission must be complete by 1:00 AM on Sunday, March 19, 2023.

  3. All project submissions must include a GitHub link that links to the project.

    1. Only projects with an official first commit after 10 AM on Saturday, March 18, 2023 will be considered.

  4. The projects must fall under one or more of the themes of the hackathon: Art, Natural Language Processing, Climate Change

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If you have any questions, please let us know on Discord!


Hackathon Sponsors


$CAD1,300 in prizes

First Place Overall

Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard with Easy-Switch for up to 3 Devices

Second Place Overall

Rocketbook Matrix Graph Notebook

Third Place Overall

Freenove Basic Starter Kit for Raspberry Pi Pico (Included) (Compatible with Arduino IDE)

Best Use of Postman API Network

Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse

Most Creative Hack

1080P Webcam, Live Streaming Web Camera with Stereo Microphone

Future Impact Award

Slim Minimalist Aluminum Wallet/Credit Card Holder for with Cash Strap

Best Use of Voiceflow AI Steps

Amazon Echo Dot

Devpost Achievements

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Judging Criteria

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