Canada's finest hackathon, mon chéri.

McHacks is McGill's annual hackathon, happening on Feb. 21-22 in Montreal, QC.

We'll be hosting 700+ of the best hackers from top universities in Eastern Canada and the US. The event will last 24hr total, and winners will be selected by category as well as overall.

Whether you're a hardware hacker, a designer, a VR junkie, or a sponsor, we've got a place for you. Noting beats some serious debugging at 1AM over a plateful of hot poutine - we promise.

See you there!

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Prizes

$5,330 in prizes

#1 Hacker's Choice

The team with the most number of votes after the final expo will win:
- Acceptance to GHS
- A Microchip Development Toolkit each
- An Oculus DK2
- $500 credit to cloud.ca
- a Dell Tablet each, courtesy of MLH
- A Pair of Bose Earbuds each
- A Canadian Surprise

Thiel Prize

We’re giving out at least one $1k grant to the best hack that could become a product people want to use. A key criterion is that the team wants to continue working on the hack post hackathon.

Mailjet API Prize

Up to 4 fitbits for to the team that best uses Mailjet's API

Namecheap Prize

Namecheap will be giving 250 dollars of Namecheap credit for the best domain name registered this weekend!

#2 Hacker's Choice

The team with the second most number of votes after the final expo will win:
- A Microchip Development Toolkit each
- An Oculus DK2
- A portable speaker each
- 2 Estimote developer kits
- A Mod Notebook each
- A Canadian Surprise

#3 Hacker's Choice

The team with the third most number of votes after the final expo will win:
- A Microchip Development Toolkit each
- An Oculus DK2
- An Estimote developer kit
- A Canadian Surprise

Hackboard's Choice

A hack chosen by your beloved organizers. Winners will receive a Microchip Development Toolkit each

Context.io Prize

Something special for you! (a car drawing? A puppy? 10 puppies?)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Judging Criteria