MariHacks is Montreal’s first and largest 24-hour hackathon for CEGEP and High School students.

MariHacks is Montreal’s first and largest 24-hour hackathon for CEGEP and High School students. We will bring together over 100 developers and technology enthusiasts to create revolutionary software projects. Meet fellow hackers, learn new technologies, and hone your skills alongside amazing mentors.

Whether you're making your first app or have lots of experience, join us for an amazing day of hacking! We thrives to foster a learning environment and introduce new programmers to hackathons. Apart from creating projects, we love to have fun by singing together, wake up to a yoga session in the morning, and many activities no other hackathons have.

Feel free to reach out to mentors, execs and other participants for any questions at the event!

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Prizes

$CAD6,674 in prizes

1st Place Overall

4x Switch Lite

The best overall projects will be selected for project difficulty, impact, and novelty.

2nd Place Overall

4x Fitbit Inspire HR

3rd Place Overall

4x JBL Clip 3 waterproof speakers

YoungLeaders Most Promising Hack

$100 grant awarded to the team who builds something promising that solves a real problem and wants to continue working (after MariHacks) to ship it to the real world.

Lighthouse Labs Scholarship

Free part-time class, value of $1575

Wolfram Alpha Award (6)

Top 5 overall projects

Good for Nothing

4x Toilet Golf

Most useless yet functional creation.

Artsy Fartsy

4x Echo Dots

Awarded to the team which integrates the strongest design principles, UX and UI.

MariHacks Mascot

Universal tablet stylus

Design a mascot for MariHacks and it may become our official mascot for the next years!

Green as Grass

4x solar panel power bank

Awarded to the team that best demonstrates a use to help the environment through visualization, prediction or supporting affected regions

Lifesaver Hack

4x first aid kits

Awarded to the project that can save people in emergency situations

Raffle and Activity Prizes

A bunch of prizes to give away at raffles and activities.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

High school, CEGEP, and U0 university students are eligible.

Requirements

Create your project on DevPost before 12:15 PM EST on Sunday, March 1.

Project submissions close at 1:30 PM EST on Sunday, March 1.

Judges

Alex Shevchenko

Alex Shevchenko
Safewatch

Christian Hissibini

Christian Hissibini
Microsoft

Daniel McAuley

Daniel McAuley
Deloitte

Jules Lambert

Jules Lambert
Ubisoft

Philippe-Joseph Arida

Philippe-Joseph Arida
Google

Djamal Abide

Djamal Abide
LGS-IBM

Sokmean Nou

Sokmean Nou
Calixa

Mahmoud Fereydouni

Mahmoud Fereydouni
Morgan Stanley

Olivier Blais

Olivier Blais
Moov.ai

Johan Saba

Johan Saba
Seed.ai

Gregory Whiteside

Gregory Whiteside
HumanFirst.ai

Charles Cao

Charles Cao
Nebula AI

Zhenglin Xiong

Zhenglin Xiong
Turninsight AI

Bobbi Bidochka

Bobbi Bidochka
TandemLaunch

Kashif Kahn

Kashif Kahn
PLAKK

Karina Gasbarrino

Karina Gasbarrino
PLAKK

Marie Labbé

Marie Labbé
Lighthouse Labs

Richard Btaiche

Richard Btaiche
Shopify

Judging Criteria

  • Wow factor
    The technology or design breaks new ground, displays great creativity, depth and WOW factor.
  • Originality
    The new project tackles a problem that has been overlooked or ignored in the past, or attacks a problem with a new angle / on a higher level.
  • Technical Difficulty
    The project demonstrates great technicality and complexity whilst providing an elegant, straightforward and creative solution.
  • Practicality
    The functionality is a user-friendly, creative and elegant solution to the problem that provides true physical benefit to the end user and tackle the issue at scale.