Note: Email if you do not have access to the Discord server as of Saturday, February 27.

MariHacks is Montreal’s first and largest 24-hour hackathon for CEGEP and High School students. We will bring together over 200 developers and technology enthusiasts to create revolutionary software projects. Meet fellow hackers, learn new technologies, and hone your skills alongside amazing mentors.

Whether you're making your first app or have lots of experience, join us for an amazing day of hacking! We thrive to foster a learning environment and introduce new programmers to hackathons. Apart from creating projects, we love to have fun by singing together, wake up to a yoga session in the morning, and many activities no other hackathons have.

Feel free to reach out to mentors, execs and other participants for any questions at the event!

MariHacks is going virtual this year!

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Schedule of Event, all times are in Eastern Time:


Saturday, Feb. 27:

10:00 - Opening Ceremony

11:00 - Team Formation Event

12:00 - Intro to Web Dev Workshop

13:00 - Python Workshop with Kurius

14:00 - Q&A on Open Source Code

15:00 - Intro to APIs and JavaScript Workshop

16:00 - MLH Slideshow Karaoke

17:00 - Hestia Panel on the Future of Education

18:00 - Fuse 3D Printing Workshop

20:00 - “Hacking your own Learning” with Raffi Hotter

21:00 - Inspirit AI Computer Vision Workshop

22:00 - Mari PogChamps (Chess)


Sunday, Feb. 28:

2:00 - Midnight Ramen

6:00 - Virtual Minecraft Morning Yoga

9:00 - Machine Learning Workshop

11:00 - Hestia Workshop “From Hackathon to Product”

13:00 - Project Submission Deadline

13:30 - Q&A with the Canadian Space Agency

14:00 - MLH !Light

15:00 - Closing Ceremony

16:00 - END





High school, CEGEP, University (U0) or equivalent

Prizes only ship to Canada

Hackathon Sponsors


$11,729 in prizes

First Place

-4x GoPro Hero 7
-4x 100$ Metro gift cards

Second Place

-4x E520 Drone with 4K Camera
-4x 50$ Metro gift cards

Third Place

-4x JBL Clip 3
-4x 50$ Metro gift cards

Wolfram Award (6)

Awarded to the top 6 teams. Each individual of the team gets:
-1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition + one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro

EchoAR Prize

Note: To be eligible for this prize, you MUST use the echoAR platform as part of the project .

-$50 Amazon gift card (per team)
-3-month free Business Tier access
(per team member)
-Selected projects will be featured on our
“Inspiration” Page

Green as Grass

Awarded to the team that best demonstrates a use to help the environment through visualization, prediction, or supporting affected regions

-4x solar panel power bank

Good for Nothing

Awarded to the most useless yet functional creation.

-4x toilet golf

Best Beginner Hack

Awarded to the best beginner hack.

-4x The Self-Taught Programmer Book

Best UI/UX Hack

Awarded to the best project that demonstrates the best user interface and experience.

-4x 3D pen

Best COVID Hack

Awarded to the best project that helps solve a pressing issue caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

-4x Box of 50 face masks

Best Domain Registered with

Register a .tech, .space, or .online domain name using during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Charger & Backpack.

Best use of Google Cloud

Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: Each winning team member will receive a Google Branded Parkland Academy Backpack.

Best Hardware Hack Sponsored by Digi-Key (2)

Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with an embedded Arduino compatible board. 1 prize for each winning team member with 2 winning teams per event!

Supa Hot README by Enlight

Create an awesome (supa hot) README, and the teams with the best-documented README will win a free 2-week ticket to Enlight's Web Development Cohort. Submit by March 7, all the details at

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Major League Hacking

Major League Hacking

Afuad Hossain

Afuad Hossain
Maxa AI

Bobbi Bidochka

Christian Hissibini

Gael Le Bihan

Galicia Gordon

Galicia Gordon
Leading Learners

Johan Saba
Seed AI

Jules Lambert

Justin Lessard Wacjer

Mansib Rahman

Mansib Rahman

Mathieu Perreault

Maxim Geller

Maxim Geller

Samay Shamdasani

Samay Shamdasani

Simon Sabik
Marianopolis College

Sydney Swaine Simon
District 3

Tiffany Le-Nguyen

Victor Thibert

Zhenglin Xiong
Turninsight AI

MariHacks Team

MariHacks Team


JC Btaiche
Hestia Academy

Judging Criteria

  • Technology
    How technically impressive was the hack? Was the technical problem the team tackled difficult? Did it use a particularly clever technique or did it use many different components? Did the technology involved make you go "Wow"?
  • Design
    Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface? For a website, this might be about how beautiful the CSS or graphics are. For a hardware project, it might be more about how good the human-computer interaction is.
  • Completion
    Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
  • Learning
    Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? What kind of projects have they worked on before?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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