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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!

3000+
Applications
25+
Schools
500+
Hackers
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.

40+
Mentors
20+
Judges
15+
Challenges

Event Schedule*

Friday, January 22nd, 2021

*Subject to Change

Fireside Chat Speakers

Anuj Arora

Director, Solutions Consulting

Sarah Walters

Technical Program Manager

Sarah Maston

Senior Solution Architect

Anuj Arora

Director, Solutions Consulting

Women in STEM Speakers

Andrea Corey - Director of Engineering

Andrea Corey

Director of Engineering


Freshbooks
Ania Halliop - Senior Engineering Manager

Ania Halliop

Senior Engineering Manager


Uber
Nastaran Bisheban - Chief Technology Officer at KFC Canada

Nastaran Bisheban

Chief Technology Officer at KFC Canada


KFC
Ravina Anand - Co-Founder & COO

Ravina Anand

Co-Founder & COO


Flik
Sarah Muma - Cloud Solution Architect

Sarah Muma

Cloud Solution Architect


Microsoft
Ahley Shemontee - Process Improvement Analyst

Ahley Shemontee

Process Improvement Analyst


Rogers

Day in a Life of a Developer Speakers

Devon Thomson - Senior Software Engineer

Devon Thomson

Senior Software Engineer


Elastic
Primrose Chareka - Software Engineer

Primrose Chareka

Software Engineer


Google
Stefan Sokic - Software Developer

Stefan Sokic

Software Developer


Opencare
Zackery Harley - Software Development Engineer

Zackery Harley

Software Development Engineer


10k coffees

Additional Mentors and Workshop Leaders

Margo Bain - Senior Associate, Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Financial Crime

Margo Bain

Senior Associate, Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Financial Crime


PWC
Chelsea Pham - Advisory Associate, Cybersecurity & Privacy

Chelsea Pham

Advisory Associate, Cybersecurity & Privacy


PWC
Erin Gallagher - Software Engineer

Erin Gallagher

Software Engineer


Uber
David Hayes - CEO & Founder

David Hayes

CEO & Founder


AVO
Chris Maltais - Software Engineer

Chris Maltais

Software Engineer


Shopify
Sara Van Tol - Cross Platform Solution Specialist

Sara Van Tol

Cross Platform Solution Specialist


Microsoft
Simon Liu - Software Engineer

Simon Liu

Software Engineer


Coursera
Nishant Bhasin - Senior Software Engineer

Nishant Bhasin

Senior Software Engineer


Mozilla
Phillip Han - Senior Software Engineer

Phillip Han

Senior Software Engineer


Intuit
Mehryar Maalem - Senior Software Engineer

Mehryar Maalem

Senior Software Engineer


IBM
Zachary Freedman - Software Engineer

Zachary Freedman

Software Engineer


Connected
Matthew An - Full-Stack Software Engineer

Matthew An

Full-Stack Software Engineer


Knockri
Garret Cree - Data Engineer

Garret Cree

Data Engineer


MaRs Discovery District
Arjun Vegda - Senior Software Developer

Arjun Vegda

Senior Software Developer


PointClickCare
Anastasiya Tarnouskaya - Product Manager

Anastasiya Tarnouskaya

Product Manager


Microsoft
Cooper Thomas-Clark - Software Development Engineer

Cooper Thomas-Clark

Software Development Engineer


Amazon
Emily Tamfo - Product Manager

Emily Tamfo

Product Manager


The Ontario Cabinet Office
Tali Remennik - Management Consultant

Tali Remennik

Management Consultant


Accenture
Harry Lewis - Software Engineer

Harry Lewis

Software Engineer


HiMama
Kerri-Lynn McAllister - Tech Leader, Founder of Pawzy

Kerri-Lynn McAllister

Tech Leader, Founder of Pawzy


Pawzy
Manoochehr Akhlaghinia - Data Scientist/Engineer

Manoochehr Akhlaghinia

Data Scientist/Engineer


Accenture

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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!