Major League Hacking 2018 Hackathon Season

Queen's University | February 2nd - 4th

Queen's University | February 2nd - 4th

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Dream it. Build it.

    QHacks 2018 is back for another year of collaboration, ideation, and creativity! More than 500 students from across North America will come together on February 2nd-4th for a weekend of awesome hacking. Attend workshops, play with hardware, take part in hacker challenges, and meet some new friends while turning your dreams into reality. Out-of-the-box thinkers, creatives, and innovators from all faculties and skill levels are encouraged to attend. We can't wait to see you there!

Grow Your Network.

QHacks was first held in 2016 with a mission to advocate and incubate the tech community at Queen's University and throughout Canada. Going into our third year we have been aggressively growing to become one of the highest quality and exciting hackathons in North America. Over the weekend, immerse yourself in the tech community and meet new people!

1800+ Applications

25+ Schools

500 Hackers

A group of cool hackers at QHacks 2017!

Showcase To Experts.

This year, we have a colourful array of mentors, speakers, sponsors and other industry professionals. Chat one-on one with the likes of Microsoft, Telus, RBC and other big names with a sprinkling of those smaller tech startups we all love. Looking for some inspiration? Stuck on a roadblock? Did your stepper motor malfunction? Not to worry, there will always be a helping hand at the ready.

40+ Mentors

20+ Judges

15+ Challenges

Principle Woolf trying some cool VR hack at QHacks 2017!

Frequently Asked Questions

Any college or university student at any skill level! All you need is a passion for design/data/tech, and a willingness to learn! We welcome applicants from all fields of study.
QHacks will be taking place at Queen's University, in Kingston, Ontario. QHacks will be run in a number of buildings on Queen's campus including Goodwin Hall, Walter Light Hall, Beamish-Munro Hall, Biosciences Complex, and Carruthers Hall. Get lost? We'll have maps for you and volunteers all over campus to guide the way.
Absolutely nothing! Not a dime! Crazy eh?
Not to worry! There are many others in the same shoes. We'll be hosting team formation sessions prior to the hackathon that will get you up and running in no time!
QHacks will be sending buses to Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Waterloo. If those don't apply to you, we'll be offering travel reimbursements on a case by case basis.
After you've accepted your offer to QHacks, join our QHacks Participants Facebook Page where you can discuss ideas for projects, and or join a team that already has an idea. Stay tuned for our list of company APIs that can be seamlessly adapted to suit and inspire your hack!
That's okay! A hackathon is a great place to get some experience. There will be tutorials, interesting workshops, and skilled mentors to answer any questions and help you reach your potential.
What CAN'T you create? Whether it's a new mobile app, a snazzy new website, or a hardware hack you've been dreaming about, you can create it at QHacks!
Bring whatever helps you hack! If you have a specific hardware you want to work with, feel free to bring it. MLH will also be providing a hardware lab with a wide range of items. Some important items to bring include a valid form of student ID, laptop and charger, deodorant (arguably mandatory) and maybe a sleeping bag and change of clothes.
Industry experts will be coming to QHacks to view your projects. Show them your demo, answer their intriguing questions, and compete for prizes!

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Applications are now closed!

Thank you to all that applied.

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