If you're a university student, from any country, you're welcome! If you're in high school, you're extra welcome. Bring Student ID and mittens!
McHacks 2017 will be held in the William-Shatner (SSMU) 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 will have some partial travel reimbursements. Admitted students: check your email for details regarding travel reimbursements - if you can't find anything, check your spam folder.
Check out our schedule and plan accordingly. :)
If you're go to University of Waterloo or University of Toronto, your bus coordinator should be in touch with you!
Unfortunately, the bus we are chartering does not have the capacity to accomodate additional passengers.
Yep! WearHacks will be providing hardware.
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'll only consider reimbursing travel if you submit a hack.
Bring whatever you hack with, a student ID , mittens, deodorant (please), and an idea!