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Queen’s University • January 31st - February 2nd, 2020

QHacks 2020 has Ended

See you all next year!

Queen’s University’s 5th annual hackathon.
Join us for an unforgettable experience!

Dream It. Build It.

Join over 500 hackers, speakers and mentors to create, learn and share your ideas. Attend workshops, play with hardware, take part in hacker challenges, and meet some new friends. Out-of-the-box thinkers, creatives, and innovators from all faculties and skill levels are encouraged to attend. We can't wait to see you there!

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Grow Your Network.

With hundreds of talented, ambitious, and like-minded individuals all in one place, QHacks is the perfect playground for any tech enthusiast! Over the weekend, immerse yourself in the community, meet new people and talk shop with other students and companies! Strong connections aren’t only important for internet speeds - this is your chance to build, learn and grow!

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Showcase to Experts.

This year, we’re bringing together a diverse group of mentors, speakers, sponsors and other industry professionals. Chat one-on-one, learn about current tech trends and opportunities, and show off your skills! Looking for some inspiration? Encountering a roadblock? Does python feel like it’s constricting you? Not to worry, there will always be a helping hand at the ready.

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Event Schedule*

Download as Calendar

Friday, January 31st, 2020

*Subject to Change


Cameron Gorrie

Senior Engineering Manager

Top Hat

Nicole Fitzgerald

Machine Learning Engineer


Cameron Gorrie

Senior Engineering Manager

Top Hat

Additional Mentors and Workshop Leaders

Anuj Arora - Sales Engineering Lead

Anuj Arora

Sales Engineering Lead

Gordon Gibson - Machine Learning Manager

Gordon Gibson

Machine Learning Manager

Stefan Sokic - Software Engineer

Stefan Sokic

Software Engineer

Enoch Tam - Software Engineer

Enoch Tam

Software Engineer

Alex Adusei - Software Engineer

Alex Adusei

Software Engineer

Rakan Al-Shawaf - Co-Founder

Rakan Al-Shawaf



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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is a sprint-like event where people from a variety of backgrounds come together to collaborate on software and hardware projects.

Who is invited?

Any college or university student of any skill level! All you need is a passion for tech/data/design and a willingness to learn! We welcome applicants from all fields of study.

Where is it?

QHacks will be taking place at Queen's University in the city of Kingston, Ontario. The event will be held in Mitchell Hall. Don’t worry about getting lost! We will have maps for you and volunteers all over campus to guide the way.

How much does it cost to attend?

Absolutely nothing! Not one penny. (Remember those?)

What if I don’t have a team?

Not to worry! We'll have a team-formation session prior to the hackathon for you to find people you’d like to work with. There will be plenty of other people in the same situation, and we’ll have you up and running in no time!

Can I work on a past project?

No. All projects must be started from scratch at the event.

Is there a Code of Conduct?

Yes! Hackers are expected to adhere to the Major League Hacking Code of Conduct.

What if I'm not from Kingston?

Encountering a 307 status? We'll be sending buses to Kingston from Ottawa and Toronto. If you can make it to either of those cities, we'll reimburse for your cost to get there (GO Buses preferred).

How do I apply?

Applications are out now! Click the button at the top of the page to apply. You don't need to be an expert hacker or to have been to a hackathon before - we just want to see what makes you creative and unique!

Have additional questions?

Feel free to reach out to us at hello@qhacks.io or on Facebook