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February 29 – March 1, 2020

Montreal, QC

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24h High School & CEGEP Hackathon

What is MariHacks?

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.



Tech Talks

Fun Activities

Cool Prizes


What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is where you turn your crazy ideas into real stuff. It is an event where beginner and experienced hackers gather together to work on innovative solutions to real-world problems. At MariHacks, you can look forward to amazing guest speakers, helpful workshops, skilled mentors and, of course, awesome hacking!

What if I don't know how to code?

Then you've come to the right place! We will have great workshops for beginners as well as experienced mentors to get your started on your coding journey.

How much does it cost?

Nothing! We provide meals, drinks, snacks, swag, workspace, and WiFi during the event.

Who can apply?

Any High School, CEGEP, and U0 students is eligible to apply!

How many hackers per team?

Teams have a maximum of 4 members. You can select your teammates when you register or you can register individually without specified teammates.

What if I don't have a team?

Don't worry! We will have team formation sessions at the beginning of MariHacks so you can find some teammates!

Where will I sleep?

We hope that you can stay up all night with everybody else to code and participate in activities! However, we understand if you want to get some beauty sleep. We will have some yoga mats available to use, but it would be better to bring your own sleeping bags.

Where is the location?

Shopify offices in Downtown Montreal (490 Rue de la Gauchetière O).

Easily accessible by metro Square Victoria-OACI.

Meter parking is available at your own expense.

When will applications close?

February 8th, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

What should I bring?

An ID, a laptop, chargers, comfortable clothes, and any toiletries you may need for the weekend. Beyond that, you're welcome to bring a deck of cards, hardware to hack with, any instruments, and your friends!

I’m interested in volunteering

We always need more hands on deck. Please email us if you are interested in helping out!

I’m interested in mentoring!

If you are an experienced programmer who loves to help others, we’d love to have you. Please fill out the mentor application form.

I still have a question...

Please email and we'll be happy to help!


Nervous about the hackathon and don’t know where to start? Check out this hacker booklet we made just for you to get you started!




13:30Opening Ceremony

13:45Ice Breaking Activity

14:15Pitch Pit

14:30Ideation Activity

16:00Workshop #1


19:00Tech Talk #1

20:00Workshop #2


00:00Surprise Activities



11:00Tech Talk #2


13:00Tech Talk #3



16:30Closing Ceremony

Our Sponsors

Université de Montréal
Shopify Autodesk Marianopolis College Metro Concordia Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science
Balsamiq Fuse YoungLeaders Marianopolis Student Union
Wolfram Language Lighthouse Labs