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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!
Sign up for free at www.marihacks.com.
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
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
$11,729 in prizes
-4x GoPro Hero 7
-4x 100$ Metro gift cards
-4x E520 Drone with 4K Camera
-4x 50$ Metro gift cards
-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
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
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 Domain.com
Register a .tech, .space, or .online domain name using Domain.com 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 & Domain.com 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: g.co/cloud. 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 https://bit.ly/MH21-Enlight-Prize
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Major League Hacking
Gael Le Bihan
Justin Lessard Wacjer
Sydney Swaine Simon
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"?
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.
Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? What kind of projects have they worked on before?