FEBRUARY 2, 2019
MOUNT ALLISON UNIVERISTY

Think it. Learn it. Build it.

MtA Hacks is a computer science conference hosted by Mount Allison University. We aim to build a computer science community and inspire technological innovation by encouraging high school and university students across the Maritimes to learn, build, and pitch projects. 2019's hackathon will focus on tech for environmental sustainability, and feature workshops, industry booths, and social events.

There are two streams: a 12-hour stream targeted at beginners and a 16-hour stream targeted at more experienced programmers. Registration is open to students of all experience levels and has no fee.

To register click here.

Mount Allison University
Wallace McCain Student Centre
60 York St
Sackville, NB
Canada, E4L 1A6
hello@mtahacks.ca

AGENDA

Please note, this agenda is still in preliminary stages and subject to change.

8:00AM - 9:00AM
Registration

9:00AM - 9:30AM
Opening Ceremonies

9:30AM - 12:00PM
Workshops

12:00PM - 1:00PM
Lunch

1:00PM - 2:00PM
Tours of MtA

1:00PM - 3:00PM
Workshops

3:00PM - 5:00PM
On-the-Spot Admissions

3:00PM - 5:00PM
Industry Booths & Snack

5:00PM - 6:00PM
Dinner

6:00PM - 9:00PM
Workshops / Activities

8:30PM - 10:00PM
Judging & Closing Ceremony for 12-Hour Stream

10:00PM - 1:00AM
Snack / Activities

12:30AM - 2:00AM
Judging & Closing Ceremony for 16-Hour Stream

WORKSHOPS

Please note, workshops are still in preliminary stages and subject to change.

Getting Started

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This workshop will focus on finding teammates and discussing project ideas with environmental science students

It will be run by Graeme Zinck and Amber LeBlanc, third-year environmental science student.

Android Development

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This workshop will be run by Graeme Zinck, third-year computer science student and research assistant at Mount Allison University

Version Control

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This workshop will be run by Eliot Scott, third-year computer science student at Mount Allison University and software developer at Blockchain Foundry

Java Tips & Tricks

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This workshop will be run by Anneke van der Laan, fourth-year computer science student at Mount Allison University and software developer at Sonrai Security

More information about each workshop will become available closer to the day of the event

PREPARATIONS

Wondering what you need for the hackathon? Use this as a guide!



While we encourage participants of all skill levels, please arrive with at least basic knowledge of one programming language.

*Arriving with a team is not mandatory, as the first workshop is geared towards team formation. Teams of 2 to 4 people are permitted. All teammates must register separately and be in the same stream.

**Only if you follow the advice of Douglas Adams.

THE VENUE

Situated in Sackville, a New Brunswick town with a population of just over 5000, Mount Allison University is currently ranked as Canada's #1 undergraduate university. This is the 20th year Mount Allison has received this accolade.

High school students travelling to the hackathon will be reimbursed for travel fees at a rate of $0.07 per kilometer per student (ie: carpoolers are paid extra). Please contact hello@mtahacks.ca if you are concerned about transportation.

Information regarding parking and travel will be posted shortly.

THE TEAM

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Graeme Zinck President

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Isaiah Bishop Secretary / Treasurer

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Joshua Cookson VP Admin

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Morgan Bender VP Internal / Social Media Manager

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Rija Ali VP External

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Kelton Welsh VP Operations

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Nick Cuthbertson VP Accomodations

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Anneke van der Laan Entertainment Director

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Eliot Scott Tech Support

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Mac Clevinger Tech Support

REGISTER NOW

Don't forget to register by January 20th. See you on February 2nd!