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Queen’s University • January 22nd - 24th, 2021

Queen’s University’s annual hackathon.
Join us for an unforgettable experience!

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Dream It. Build It.

Join over 500 hackers, speakers and mentors to create, learn and share your ideas all virtually this year! Attend workshops, take part in hacker challenges, meet industry professionals, and some new friends. 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.

With hundreds of talented, ambitious, and like-minded individuals all in one place, QHacks is the perfect playground for any tech enthusiast! Over the weekend, immerse yourself in the community, meet new people and talk shop with other students and companies! Strong connections aren’t only important for internet speeds - this is your chance to build, learn and grow!

Hackers in a workshop
Mentor judging a VR hack

Showcase to Experts.

This year we’re virtually bringing together a diverse group of mentors, speakers, sponsors and other industry professionals. Chat one-on-one, learn about current tech trends and opportunities, and show of your skills all from the comfort of your home!
Are you looking for some inspiration? Encountering a roadblock? Does python feel like it’s constricting you? Not to worry, there will always be a helping hand at the ready.


Event Schedule (2020)*

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Friday, January 31st, 2020

*Subject to Change

Speakers (2020)

Cameron Gorrie

Senior Engineering Manager

Top Hat

Nicole Fitzgerald

Machine Learning Engineer


Cameron Gorrie

Senior Engineering Manager

Top Hat

Additional Mentors and Workshop Leaders

Anuj Arora - Sales Engineering Lead

Anuj Arora

Sales Engineering Lead

Gordon Gibson - Machine Learning Manager

Gordon Gibson

Machine Learning Manager

Stefan Sokic - Software Engineer

Stefan Sokic

Software Engineer

Enoch Tam - Software Engineer

Enoch Tam

Software Engineer

Alex Adusei - Software Engineer

Alex Adusei

Software Engineer

Rakan Al-Shawaf - Co-Founder

Rakan Al-Shawaf


Sponsors (2020)

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Voiceflow LogoRitual LogoSketch LogoWolfram Language LogoMosaic LogoRpaBotPro Logo

Our Partners (2020)

Interested in partnering?
Contact us at angela@qhacks.io

Partnership Package
Queen's School of ComputingQIC Logo
MMIE LogoCity of Kingston Logo
Bloomberg LogoStickermule LogoGitHub Logo
MLH Logo

Frequently Asked Questions

Will QHacks 2021 be in-person or virtual?

QHacks 2021 will be a virtual event! Who doesn’t want to hack from bed?!

What is a Hackathon?

A hackathon is a sprint-like competition where people from a variety of backgrounds come together to collaborate on software and hardware projects!

Who is invited?

Any college or university student at any skill level! All you need is a passion for tech/data/design and a willingness to learn! We welcome applicants from all fields of study.

Where is it?

QHacks is entirely virtual! Follow our social media for announcements!

How much does it cost to attend?

Absolutely nothing! Not one penny. (Remember those?)

What if I don’t have a team?

Not to worry! We'll have a team-formation session prior to the hackathon for you to find people you’d like to work with. There will be plenty of other people in the same situation, and we’ll have you up and running in no time!

Can I work on a past project?

No. All projects must be started from scratch at the event.

Is there a Code of Conduct?

Yes! Hackers are expected to adhere to the Major League Hacking Code of Conduct.

How do I apply?

Follow our social media and check back here to see when applications will be released! Remember, you don't need to be an expert hacker or to have been to a hackathon before - we just want to see what makes you creative and unique!

Have additional questions?

Feel free to reach out to us at hello@qhacks.io or on our social media direct messages!