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QHacks is back in 2019 for another year of collaboration, ideation, and creativity! On February 1st - 3rd, more than 500 students from all over North America will come together to turn their ideas into reality. Attend workshops, play with hardware, take part in hacker challenges, and meet 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!
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!
This year, we’re 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 off your skills! 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.
A hackathon is a sprint-like event where people from a variety of backgrounds come together to collaborate on software and hardware projects.
Any college or university student of 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.
QHacks will be taking place at Queen's University in the city of Kingston, Ontario. The event will be held in Grant and Kingston Hall. Don’t worry about getting lost! We will have maps for you and volunteers all over campus to guide the way.
Absolutely nothing! Not one penny. (Remember those?)
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!
Ideas can come from anywhere! Call a friend, ask your mom, or check out our Facebook group to discuss with other hackers. Sponsors will also provide different project prompts during opening ceremonies to get the juices flowing.
No. All projects must be started from scratch at the event.
That's okay! A hackathon is a great place to gain valuable experience. There will be tutorials, workshops and mentors to help throughout the event!
Anything you’d like! Whether it's a new mobile app, website, or a cool project using something from the hardware lab, it’s really up to you. The possibilities are endless.
Bring whatever helps you hack! 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. If you have specific hardware you’d like to work with, feel free to bring it. MLH will also be providing a hardware lab with a wide range of items.
Industry experts from a variety of organizations will be coming to QHacks to view your projects. Pitch them your idea, show them a demo, and answer their questions for your chance to win awesome prizes.
Yes! Hackers are expected to adhere to the Major League Hacking Code of Conduct.
Encountering a 307 status? We'll be sending busses to Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Waterloo. If those aren't convenient for you, we'll be offering travel reimbursements on a case by case basis.
Applications will roll out at the end of November, so make sure to stay in the loop by following our social media pages or signing up for our newsletter (link to top). 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!
Queen’s University has produced a lot of great tech talent - and we want to hear their stories! The QHacks Podcast is our opportunity to learn from current and former Queen’s students who have become leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs in the tech industry!