Canada's Oldest High School Hackathon

MasseyHacks is back for another exciting year, and this time it’s taking place right at your (virtual) doorstep! Join us from May 30th to May 31st for 24 hours of interactive workshops, lively activities, and countless opportunities to show off your creativity and innovation!

Team up with your friends or fly solo - it’s completely up to you!

All middle and high schoolers are welcome to MasseyHacks, and absolutely no coding experience is needed to participate. In fact, this year’s event will feature three different learning streams for the diverse skill levels anticipated. Whether you’re new to programming or a seasoned hacker, there’s a place just for you!

As always, MasseyHacks will be 100% free, including swag, prizes, mentorship, and so much more! All you have to do is bring your ideas and get ready to make them a reality!

To participate in MasseyHacks VI, you must register through our main form by May 24th, 2020.

View full rules

Prizes

$CAD18,336 in prizes

First Place Prize

Xbox One S All-Digital Edition
1-year subscription to Wolfram|One Personal Edition
1-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro
6-month subscription to 1Password
$250 DigitalOcean credit

Second Place Prize

Bose SoundSport Wireless
1-year subscription to Wolfram|One Personal Edition
1-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro
$125 DigitalOcean credit

Third Place

500 GB Portable SSD
1-year subscription to Wolfram|One Personal Edition
1-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro
$125 DigitalOcean credit

Best Entertainment Hack

Google Home Mini
1-year subscription to Wolfram|One Personal Edition
1-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Best Lifestyle Hack

Google Home Mini
1-year subscription to Wolfram|One Personal Edition
1-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Best Beginner Hack

For teams that are entirely composed of students who have participated in less than two hackathons.

Google Home Mini
1-year subscription to Wolfram|One Personal Edition
1-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Best COVID-19 Hack

Withings Move
1-year subscription to Wolfram|One Personal Edition
1-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Judge's Choice

Google Home Mini
1-year subscription to Wolfram|One Personal Edition
1-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Best UiPath Automation Hack

Build an automation hack using UiPath! Each winning team member will receive a UiPath Branded Backpack.

Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

Domain.com provides all the domain services you need from registration to hosting to SSL certificates and beyond. Each hacker will receive a FREE domain name and year of domain privacy from Domain.com for their project this weekend!

Winners will receive Domain.com Backpacks.

Best use of MongoDB Atlas

Create a hack using MongoDB Atlas to host a database in the cloud! Automate the provisioning and deployment process with ease, while focusing all your efforts on your hack. Projects built using MongoDB Atlas will be eligible to win an AirCharge Plus.

Facebook Spark AR Sticker Challenge

Create an Instagram filter using Facebook's Spark AR. Winner of the category will have their filter published through the MLH Instagram Channel & Featured on Facebook's Spark AR Community Page.Winning stickers will get published through the MLH Instagram Channel & Featured on Facebook's Spark AR Community Page. Demo videos must also be submitted on Instagram. Tag @mlhacks, @sparkarcreators, and use #SparkARStickerChallenge #masseyhacks

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

All students in grade 6-12 (middle and high school students) are eligible to participate in MasseyHacks! University and College students are welcome to apply as mentors.

Requirements

Your submission must contain a 1-3 minute video demonstrating your hack. We recommended that you upload it to YouTube and specify it in your DevPost submission.

Since this is a virtual hackathon, DevPost is where judges will be reviewing your submission. Please ensure that your DevPost is detailed and well-polished.

Judges

Scott Welch

Scott Welch
Cofounder & VP Special Projects @ Edsby

Vince Duquette

Vince Duquette
Program Lead, Dev Degree Toronto

Noah Campbell

Noah Campbell
Advisor, WEtech Alliance Board of Directors

Tailai Wang

Tailai Wang
GoldenHack Organizer

Henry Tu

Henry Tu
Organizer at Hack the 6ix and U of T Hacks

Rahma Gillan

Rahma Gillan
Logistics Organizer at Hack the North

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.