Canada's most innovative hackathon, back for round five.

McHacks 2018 will be happening February 3-4 at McGill's SSMU building in Montreal, Canada. This will be the fifth ediiton of McHacks with more than 600 hackers coming from all across North America to innovate, create and inspire.

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If you applied to McHacks 2018, received an acceptance and also confirmed your attendance, you are eligible to attend McHacks.

If you attended and participated at McHacks, then you are eligible to make a submission. Each team must consist of no more than 4 participants.


You must include videos, photos, or screenshots of the working product and a link to the source code (GitHub, etc.) of your project.

Please tag the prizes you would like to be considered for (other than the overall prizes, every team that submits will be considered for overall prizes).


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McGill Professors

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Sponsor Judges/Mentors

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Senior McGill Students

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Judging Criteria

  • Creativity and Originality
    Is this hack something new? Is it a creative use of technology? Is it a novel idea?
  • Technical Complexity
    Which technologies did you use? How technically challenging is it? Which part of the project did you make? (Non-API)
  • Enjoyment and Polish
    Is the hack fun to use? Is the interface polished? Is the user experience fun to use?
  • Practicality and Usefulness
    Is the hack useful? Does it raise social awareness or help under-privileged and under-represented people in any way?