MLH Official - Spring 2016


Queen's University | March 4th - 6th, 2016

Queen's University
March 4th - 6th, 2016

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Thank you for a great event, see you next year!

about qhacks

The Inaugural Queen's Hackathon

QHacks is Queen's University's first ever hackathon! QHacks will be hosting a 36 hour hackathon where students from all over Canada will be able to turn their ideas into real, tangible projects. Whether you're a first timer or a seasoned veteran, QHacks definitely has something to satisfy your interests. QHacks also wants to start off their annual hackathons with an inclusiveness for all disciplines. Students from any level of skill, from any field of study are encouraged to bring their innovative ideas for a weekend of creative problem solving!

Who's invited?

Any college or university student at any skill level! If you're a student interested in being engaged with the tech industry and a willingness to learn will do wonderfully!

Where is it?

QHacks will be taking place at Queen's University in the city of Kingston, Ontario. It will be at the Beamish-Munro Hall (ILC) and Kingston Hall.

How much does this cost?

Absolutely nothing! Not a dime!

What if I don't have a team?

Not to worry! We'll have team-formation sessions for you to find the people you want to work with. There will be a lot of others in your situation, and we'll help with that.

What if I don't have an idea?

A great place for inspiration will be our Facebook Group where people can discuss ideas for projects. Stay tuned for our list of company APIs to spark some insightful thoughts as well.

Can I work on a past project?

No. All projects will be worked on from scratch at the event. You'll have enough time to make something you can be proud of.

What if I'm new to programming?

That's okay! A hackathon is a great place to get some experience. We're going to have tutorials, workshops and mentors to help you along the way to perfection for your project.

What can I create?

Anything you want, whether it's a new mobile app, website, or something cool with the hardware from our hardware lab provided by MLH, there will be a plethora of possibilities for your hacking wonders!
Check out the list of hardware available here.

What should I bring?

Bring whatever you hack with. You can bring hardware, but keep in mind hardware will be provided. Other things are: a valid form of student ID, a sleeping bag, and maybe a change of clothes.

How will my project be judged?

Industry experts will eagerly be viewing your projects towards the end of the hackathon. They'll have intriguing questions and will choose their favourites, and winners will be chosen from there.

Is there a Code of Conduct?

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

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Friday, March 4th, 2016

Time Duration Event Location
6:00pm 2.5h Registration & Dinner Chernoff Hall
8:30pm 1h Opening Ceremony Chernoff Hall
9:30pm 1h Team Formation & Registration Chernoff Hall
10:30pm 36h Hacking Begins! BMH

Saturday, March 5th, 2016

Time Duration Event Location
12:00am 1h Predicting the Future with Machine Learning BMH Rm313
1:00am 1h How to get started with 3D printing workshop SparQ Studios
1:00am 1h HTML/CSS/JavaScript/Meteor 101 BMH Rm313
2:00am 1h Android 101 BMH Rm313
2:00am 1h CAD for 3D Prin ng Workshop BMH Rm313
3:00am 1h Intro to Ruby on Rails Workshop SparQ Studios
8:00am 1h Breakfast BMH
10:00am 1h Morning Yoga SparQ Studios
12:00pm 1h Lunch BMH
1:00pm 0.5h Challenges of Hardware Hacking by Mosaic DUP Rm215
2:00pm 0.5h Tech Talk by RL DUP Rm215
3:00pm 0.5h Soylent Bottle Design Contest DUP Rm215
4:30pm 1h Mini Event: Cup Stacking (MLH) BMH Rm313
6:00pm 1h Dinner BMH
8:30pm 1h Tech Developing for Social Impact by Phil Frei DUP Rm215
9:30pm 1h Mini Event: Code in the Dark (MLH) DUP Rm215

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Time Duration Event Location
1:00am 5h Chill Zone -Smash Bros, board games, etc KH Red Room & BMH Rm313
8:00am 1h Breakfast BMH
11:00am Hacking Ends - Devpost Submission Due
11:30am 2h Judging Expo Grant Hall
1:00pm .5h Lunch Grant Hall
2:00pm 1.5h Closing Ceremony Grant Hall
3:45pm Externals Board Busses Grant Hall


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