If you're an undergraduate from any university, from any country, you're welcome! If you're in high school, you're extra welcome. Bring Student ID and mittens!
McHacks 2016 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. There will be travel reimbursements, stay tuned for more info! The bus routes will be announced soon.
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 spot. It's also ok to do 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.
If you finished hacking on your project or want to take a break, there may even be a CTF to test your skills.
Bring whatever you hack with, a student ID , mittens and an idea!