Major League Hacking 2018 Hackathon Season

uOttaHack

FEBRUARY 17 - 18 2018
UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA

uOttawa's First MLH Hackathon.

Happy Hacking!

SCHEDULE

Time Duration Event Location
8:00 AM 2 Hours Hacker Registration & Light Breakfast FSS 1030
10:00 AM 1.5 Hours Opening Ceremonies Marion Hall
11:30 AM 30 Minutes Team Formation FSS 4007
11:30 AM 24 Hours Career Fair FSS 4007
12:00 PM 24 Hours Hacking Begins! FSS
12:00 PM 2 Hours Lunch FSS 4007
2:30 PM 1 Hour Cryptographic Software Library Usage and Configuration Practices: Presented by CSE FSS 1007
3:30 PM 30 Minutes Spicy Pitch Competition FSS 4007
4:30 PM 1 Hour Getting the interview and making an impression: Present by TBS FSS 1007
5:30 PM 30 Minutes Health Care Innovation Symposium FSS 1007
6:00 PM 2 Hours Dinner FSS 4007
8:30 PM 1 Hour Gitting good with GitHub: Presented by GitHub FSS 1007
9:30 PM 1 Hour MLH Werewolf FSS 4007
11:00 PM 1 Hour Spicy Linux Commands: Present by Nikhil Peri FSS 9003
Time Duration Event Location
12:00 AM 1 Hour Midnight Snack sponsored by GitHub FSS 4007
7:00 AM 2 Hours Breakfast FSS 4007
11:00 AM 15 Minutes Submit to hackerearth The server room?
12:00 PM Right away Hacking Ends FSS 4007
12:00 PM 2 Hours Lunch FSS 4007
1:00 PM 2.5 Hours Judging Begins FSS 4007
4:00 PM 1 Hour Closing Ceremonies Marion Hall

IMPORTANT LINKS

Our slack: CLICK HERE


Hackerearth: CLICK HERE


MLH Information: CLICK HERE


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

> What is uOttaHack?

uOttaHack is the first ever MLH hackathon hosted by University of Ottawa students! It’s a weekend where students from all across Canada will come to turn their ideas into real projects, learn more than they could ever imagine, and have fun along the way!

> Who can come?

Any student, at any skill level, from any field of study are welcome! The only thing you need is an interest in building something amazing, and the motivation to learn!

Are you a recent grad? No worries - as long as you’ve graduated in the last 12 months, you’re welcome to apply and attend!

> Where and when is the event?

The hackathon will be hosted on the beautiful campus of the University of Ottawa, and will take place February 17th - 18th, 2018.

> Can I work on a project I've already started?

All projects must be started from scratch at the event, but you’re free to start thinking up an idea for one!

> Can I participate as part of a group?

Yes! Hacking can be done solo, or in a team of up to four participants.

> How much will it cost me?

Nothing at all! Attending the hackathon is completely free, including any meals during the hackathon. We will also provide as much hype as you can possibly imagine.

> What if I'm not from Ottawa?

We’d love to have you in the world’s coldest capital! We’ll be sending buses to areas where lots of hackers are coming from (Montreal, Waterloo, Toronto, etc.) as well as travel reimbursements. However, travel reimbursements are granted on a case by case basis, and we cannot guarantee them for all participants. More info will be available closer to the hackathon!

> Are newbie programmers and hackers allowed?

Of course! Hackathons are all about learning new things and having an amazing experience. We’ll have plenty of workshops and mentors during the event to help you out!

> Can high school students come?

Yes! We highly encourage younger high school students to apply and come get creative! Minors attending will be asked to have waivers signed by their parents/ guardians.

> I think I'd rather help others learn instead of making my own hack - can I still come?

Yes! We are currently accepting applications for volunteers and mentors.

If you’re experienced in hacking or programming and would like to be a student mentor, please apply using the button above.

Not experienced in programming or mentoring? No problem! We’re also looking for volunteers to help out with other aspects of uOttaHack. You can apply using the same button!

> Sounds great, but what do I win?

We started uOttaHack to empower students in creating innovative, fun, and awesome projects, without the stress of a regular semester’s weekend. The biggest reward you will get are the friends you make that last a lifetime, and an experience you won’t forget. BUT with that said, you’ll have the chance to demo to our stellar panel of judges and the top teams will be rewarded with some sweet prizes! There will also be smaller prizes for specific categories and potentially some given out by our sponors.

> What is Major League Hacking?

Major League Hacking is the official student hackathon league in North America & Europe. They work with over 200 Member Events and empower over 70,000 students every year.

> Is there a code of conduct?

Yes there is. The organizers care deeply about everyone’s experience and ensuring they get to hack in a comfortable and safe environment. You can find it here.

Our Sponsors


Community Partners

The Founding Minds Behind uOttaHack

Paul Lee

Co-Chair

Matt Langlois

Co-Chair

Emily Pham

Director of Sponsorship


Amar Jasarbasic

Sponsorship Team


Hamza Basrai

Sponsorship Team


Ivor Benderavage

Director of IT/AV

Arsani Guirguis

Director of Marketing


MinhThao Dang

Marketing Team


Natesh Kukreja

Logistics Team


Sherry Wang

Director of Finance

Anita Popescu

Co-Director of Logistics


Abdulwahaab Ahmed

Co-Director of Logistics


Stephanie Giang

Logistics Team


Robert Conrad

Logistics Team