Canada's Biggest MLH Certified HS Hackathon

The fifth rendition of the largest high school hackathon series in Canada is here! MasseyHacks V, taking place at Vincent Massey Secondary School from Marth 23rd-24th, is bringing together the brightest high school minds from around Canada and the US for 24 hours, stimulating innovation, creativity and ingenuity.

The event begins the Saturday morning, with hacking beginning right off the bat. Over the duration of the event, hackers will be treated to several exciting activities, 3 full meals and a hardware lab — not to mention the return of the infamous Hackenger Hunt!

Project submissions for MHV open 8:00 AM on Sunday and close at 11:00 AM. Demos and judging begin at 1:00 PM and final judging will ensue at 3:30 PM.

We look forward to seeing you at MasseyHacks V!

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Eligibility

MasseyHacks V is open to all high school hackers!

In order to be considered for prizes at MasseyHacks V, hackers are expected to be physically present at the event. Hackers may work individually or work in teams of up to 4.

Requirements

  • You must be at the venue of the event in order for your submission to be considered.
  • All source code must be original between teams — taking code without permission will result in disqualification.
  • All source code must be written at the event.
  • All hacker contestants are expected to submit their project to the Devpost in the appropriate time frame specified in the event schedule.
  • Projects of any kind are accepted, as long as they are appropriate.
  • 3D-printed parts may be made before the event, but may only be assembled at the venue.

How to enter

Apply at masseyhacks.ca! Once you make your account and verify, submit your application ASAP to increase your chances of making it to the event.

Upon being accepted, please sign the waiver provided on the dashboard and either bring it to the front desk at the event or send a scan to hello@masseyhacks.ca.

Judges

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Emma De Roy
MSc Candidate, Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, University of Windsor

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Alison Evans-Adnani
Dev Degree Program Lead, Shopify

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Irek Kusmierczyk
Director of Partnerships, WEtech Alliance

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Aaron Li

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Amanda Mao

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Aaron Taylor

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Varun Vats
IEEE

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Kavya mekala
IEEE

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Merit
    Your project displays an exceptional level of skill, knowledge and expertise. It works complex and intricate problems in a simple and elegant way and exemplifies your mastery in the tech field.
  • Originality
    Your project shows an interesting and fresh approach on a new idea that has remained largely unexplored or even undiscovered. It is intriguing and can serve as a basis for further projects and concepts.
  • Refinement
    Your project presents an incredible visual sense of completion and polish, appearing as if it were made by a professional team. Users or viewers of the project are immediately and wholly impressed by its appearance.
  • Utility
    Your project effectively fulfills its intended purpose, working well and an expected manner in accordance with the user or player.
  • Creativity
    The project uses its integrated tools and components in an unexpected and interesting way, effectively serving as an innovative and potentially artistic piece of work.