Come hack with McWiCS.

January 18-19 2020 at MILA Ai Institute

About hack_mcwics

hack_mcwics is a hackathon aimed at beginners. We welcome all genders and all skill levels to hack up a project over the weekend.

Last year, we attracted more than 150 University students. About 56% of those students were first-time hackers and 50% identified as female. We believe in the importance of project-based learning, and we strive to create an inclusive and comfortable environment in which students feel inspired to explore new ideas.







Event Schedule

18 Jan, 2020

9 : 00 AM - 10 : 00 AM


10 : 00 AM - 11 : 00 AM

Opening ceremonies

11 : 00 AM

Start of hacking

11 : 00 AM - 6 : 00 PM

Workshops, career fair and more

19 Jan, 2020

11 : 00 AM

End of hacking

11 : 00 AM - 1 : 00 PM


1 : 00 PM - 2:00 PM

Closing ceremonies


A hackathon is a coding event where a group of people get into teams of 1-4 people and code and build a project in 24 hrs. .
You should bring a laptop and charger, your student ID, a change of clothes and anything else you’ll need for a weekend of hacking.
Students at the high school, CEGEP, undergraduate and graduate levels are welcome!
This hackathon is beginner-friendly, and the perfect first hackathon! Our goal is to provide you with the tools (mentors, workshops and online resources) to create something you’ll be proud of.
No worries, we’ll have time allocated for finding a team and discussing ideas with other hackers.
Attending the hackathon is free and we provide food and drinks as well. You only need to worry about getting here.
The hackathon will be taking place the weekend of January 18-19 2020 at MILA.

Our Sponsors

Land Acknowledgment

We would like to acknowledge that the hackathon will take place on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehà:ka, a place which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst nations. We recognize and respect the Kanien’kehà:ka as the traditional custodians of those lands and waters.

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