If you're an undergraduate from any university, from any country, you're welcome! If you're in high school or a grad student, you're extra welcome. Bring Student ID and mittens!
McHacks 2015 will be held in the William-Shatner building at McGill's downtown campus. The organizing team is based in Montreal, QC.
Admission is free and that includes food and drink for the duration of the hackathon. We'll also pitch in $60 dollars for your travel costs (not hotels). Our bus routes have been announced, so check out our Facebook events!
Teams are capped at 4 people. Don't worry if you don't have a team, we'll help you find people to hack with on ChallengePost. It's also ok to go it alone, but it probably won't be as fun.
Anything goes! Web, desktop, mobile, and hardware projects are all welcome. (All hacks should be computer-related, though.) Projects will be judged based on creativity, technical difficulty, polish, and usefulness.
No, start fresh. If you do decide to skirt this rule, let us know so we can judge your work fairly. Using third-party APIs and libraries is definitely okay, as long as they're accessible by everyone else as well.
This is a great opportunity for you to learn how to hack! We'll have lots of evangelists walking around and a ton of mentors, all willing to help. Please note that we only reimburse travel if you submit a hack.
Bring whatever you hack with, a student ID and anything special you're hacking on like a device or hardware. The MLH hardware lab will be available, but try to remember a water bottle because martlets love the environment.
|Montreal registration in Leacock|
|Open registration and breakfast|
|Make teams & set up equipment in SSMU|
|Competition kicks off|
|Bad Monkey Popcorn and lightning talks|
|Basha's Lebanese Cuisine|
|Sweet Lee's midnight treats & evening activities|
|Demos & poutine by Namecheap|
|Judging and prizes|
|Closing ceremonies & final remarks|
|All busses depart|