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!
$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.
4x Echo Dots
Awarded to the team which integrates the strongest design principles, UX and UI.
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
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.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
High school, CEGEP, and U0 university students are eligible.
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.
The technology or design breaks new ground, displays great creativity, depth and WOW factor.
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.
The project demonstrates great technicality and complexity whilst providing an elegant, straightforward and creative solution.
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.