Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season

HackTheValley

January 7th - 8th
University of Toronto

About

JOIN 500 BRILLIANT DEVELOPERS, INSPIRATIONAL DESIGNERS, AND INNOVATIVE CREATORS FOR 36 HOURS OF HACKING. WE’LL GIVE YOU ACCESS TO SOME OF THE BEST HARDWARE AND API'S ON THE MARKET, AS WELL AS ACCESS TO MENTORS WITH YEARS OF EXPERIENCE - EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO BUILD SOMETHING YOU NEVER THOUGHT WAS POSSIBLE. YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A PRO TO ATTEND.
IF THIS WILL BE YOUR FIRST HACKATHON, WE CAN’T WAIT TO EXPOSE YOU TO THE WORLD OF CREATION, ALL IT TAKES IS A WILLINGNESS TO TRY SOMETHING NEW.

Schedule

January 7th

Event

Time

Registration

9AM

Opening Ceremony

11AM

Hacking Begins

12PM

Lunch

1PM

Workshops

2PM

Dinner

6PM

Workshops/Speakers

7PM

Snacktime

10PM

January 8th

Event

Time

Breakfast

8AM

Submit Hack

12PM

Lunch

1PM

Expo 1

2PM

SnackBreak

3PM

Expo 2

4PM

Judging/Results

5PM

Closing Ceremony

6PM

f.a.q

Where is it?

University of Toronto Scarborough,
IC Instructional Centre,
1265 Military Trail, Scarborough,
ON M1C 1A4, Canada

Who can apply?

Any college or university student is eligible to apply.

ONCE I AM ACCEPTED, WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

You’ll need: A laptop and charger. Everything else is optional. However, we strongly encourage you to bring a sleeping bag, pillows, toiletries, and a couple of changes of clothes.

You won’t need: An idea, or a team. You can create your own team (teams of 4 recommended) during the hackathon, and generate some amazing creations along the way. You also don’t need to worry about food, we’ve got you covered.

WHEN/WHERE CAN I HACK?

Hack The Valley will start with the kick-off ceremony. There will be events planned throughout the day for those who arrive early. A detailed schedule of events and locations will be posted later. All work eligible for prizes must be completed between Friday night after the kick-off and Sunday morning at the hacking location (TBA). We will not accept any projects that were started prior to the hackathon (e.g. continuations of personal projects).

HOW MUCH WILL Hack The Valley COST ME?

Nada. Zip. Zero. Zilch. We'll provide you with a weekend's worth of meals, drinks, and snacks and a place to crash when you need a break from coding. In fact, you’ll probably walk away richer from all the swag that you’ll get during the Hack the Valley.

WHAT CAN I WIN?

It's not about winning—it's about learning and making friends that last for a lifetime (so everyone's a winner!). Not a fan of the feel-good stuff? Well, we’ve got some solid prizes as well. A panel of professional judges will select the best three hacks based on the following criteria: creativity, technical difficulty, polish, and usefulness. Top prizes are TBA, but usually involve thousands of dollars and insane perks from company sponsors. Most sponsors offer their own prizes too for specific categories, which they judge and fund themselves.

How is Hack The Valley run?

Hack The Valley is planned almost entirely by (sleep-deprived) University of Toronto students, with some advice and assistance from our friends at the Department of Student Life (DSL), Association of Mathematical and Computer Science Students (AMACSS) and Computer and Science Enrichment Club (CSEC). One hundred percent of the funding for Hack the Valley comes from corporate sponsor donations.

I'M NOT A STUDENT, SO HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

Unfortunately, we can't allow you to participate in the event or be on site during hacking. If you're looking to mentor (i.e. someone with technical skills who'd be willing to help out participants during the weekend), you should reach out to us at [email protected] Otherwise, you can see the finished products at the demos on Sunday (time and location TBA). Thank you for your interest, and we hope to be able to incorporate you in the future.

Have more questions?

Feel free to shoot us an email at [email protected] if you have any more questions.

Location

Where is it?

University of Toronto Scarborough,
IC Instructional Centre,
1265 Military Trail, Scarborough,
ON M1C 1A4, Canada