Major League Hacking 2018 Hackathon Season


FEBRUARY 17 - 18 2018

uOttawa's First MLH Hackathon.

uOttahack II



> 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. We are seeking mentors who are experienced in hacking or programming to assist with workshops, and to mentor hackers who have questions or who run into difficulties throughout the hackathon. Please apply using the button above.

Not experienced in programming or mentoring, but still want to help out? No problem - we’d love to have you on board as a volunteer 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 sponsors!

> 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.

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Our Sponsors

Community Partners

The Founding Minds Behind uOttaHack

Paul Lee


Matt Langlois


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