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McGill · Virtual · Jan 29-31, 2021


Canada’s original collegiate hackathon goes global!

Each year McHacks is proud to welcome a diverse group of students from across North America to Montreal for a jam-packed weekend of hacking. This year, McHacks is going global! For 36 hours, the best and brightest students from around the world will connect remotely and build their dreams.

Whether you're writing your first line of code, playing around with APIs, or building the next blockchain, McHacks is the place for you. We offer workshops, mentorship, and APIs to get you started, and we’re working hard to make sure everything you need for your next big hack is accessible from home. We hope you’ll join us remotely this winter for an exciting eighth edition of Canada’s favorite hackathon!

Interested in sponsoring McHacks?

This winter, the best and brightest students from around the world will connect remotely for 36 hours to shake the world of technology. We want you to be a part of this incredible experience, and we need your help to bring it to life!

Spend a weekend with McHacks and witness tomorrow’s leaders using your technologies to solve real problems from the ground up. We've got a virtual table with your name on it!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a hackathon?
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A hackathon is a social coding event where programmers, designers, and developers collaborate to solve a problem.
When is McHacks?
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This year, we'll be extending McHacks from 24 to 36 hours! It will start on Friday at 7pm and end on Sunday at 2:30pm Eastern time on the weekend of January 29-31.
How can I participate in McHacks?
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This year McHacks is taking place virtually and we’ll be using platforms like Discord and Zoom to connect hackers around the world. We’ll provide more details on how to participate as we get closer to McHacks, but right now all you need to do is apply.
Who can participate?
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Students from all backgrounds and skill levels are welcome at McHacks.
What skills do I need to participate?
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We welcome students with a variety of skill sets! While experience coding and programming is a plus, we offer beginner friendly workshops and mentorship to get you started. Teams will also need people with strong presentation skills and brilliant ideas.
Do I need a team?
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While you can work alone, McHacks is a social event and working with others is encouraged. If you don’t have one already, there are a few ways to find a team: Ask your friends and invite them to McHacks, ask around in the McHacks Discord server, or form a team at our team formation session at the beginning of McHacks.
How big can my team be?
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Teams can be up to four people.
How much does it cost?
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Nothing! Thanks to our amazing sponsors, McHacks is completely free for all our hackers.
Will there be prizes?
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Yes! Prizes will be announced closer to McHacks.
I have more questions!
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We have answers! Feel free to send us a DM on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, or email us at contact@mchacks.ca if you have any questions or concerns.
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