At its core, the McGill Physics Hackathon is a friendly computer programming competition. The goal is simple: over a 24-hour period, in a team of 2-5 people, put together some project which involves scientific computing and the physical sciences! There are no themes; the goal is to have fun and be creative. We want to welcome everyone into the wonderful world of scientific computing!
Throughout the event, you'll have the opportunity to meet and learn from like-minded, curious, and passionate individuals. Experts from both academia and industry will also be present, either to help you with your projects, or just to chat!
Disciplinary knowledge is optional; curiosity is the key!
Anyone with an interest in physical sciences and/or computing is invited! Especially students from any high school, CEGEP or university, from any province or country!
$CAD5,000 in prizes
First place overall
Second place overall
Third place overall
The prize with the most upvotes on Devpost!
The best project in the theme of astronomy and astrophysics! Sponsored by the McGill Space Institute!
Machine Learning Challenge
The best project in the theme of machine learning / artificial intelligence!
Best project attempting to solve the Arduino challenges posed by our sponsors, Momentumlabs/P4Labs!
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Did teams solve a challenging technical problem? Did teams get a working demo completed within the allotted time? Is it remarkable that teams could hack this project in just a day or two?
How effective/engaging/coherent is the presentation overall? Is there a good rapport in the team? Is the presentation of the physics and the methods used to present the problem solution clear and understandable?
Is the solution beautiful/elegant/polished? Does the solution show the beauty of scientific computing?