Apply via the form here. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
Artificial intelligence has changed the nature of everything around us, from business to philosophy to technology. If your skillset is diverse, or your interests broad, this is the place for you. Learn and practice applying machine- and deep-learning models to solve a vast range of everyday issues.
“A little learning is a dangerous thing;
Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring.”
— Alexander Pope
Are you interested in shaping the future of science and medicine? Do you wonder how we can ensure our safety in a global pandemic? If you strive to find solutions to improve our health and wellbeing, then we challenge you to discover and employ the endless applications of artificial intelligence.
Global warming, climate change, and more. The environment is rampant with issues that humans have caused, and it's us to up to fix it. We challenge you to use artificial intelligence to help the environment and push for a more sustainable and eco-friendly version of planet Earth.
Since the occurrence of COVID-19, large and small businesses alike have incurred major revenue losses and are in danger. With this follows a loss of jobs and unique goods and services. We challenge you to use artificial intelligence to develop a solution to help out businesses and reboot the economy.
Partner with our sponsors to create a unique quantum computing-based application. No experience required — take a leap into the unknown and learn a new skill! Quantum computing resources will be provided. Prizes will be awarded for performance, as well as creativity.
“The history of the universe is, in effect, a huge and ongoing quantum computation.”
— Seth Lloyd
MacHacks 2021 will be accessible to anyone from around the globe.
What is a hackathon?
A hackathon is a live event where “hackers” (participants) design, develop, and pitch a software or hardware project built from scratch over the course of 48 hours. We will provide you with the resources and mentorship needed in order to make this happen!
I'm a beginner to coding/AI/hackathons. Should I participate?
Yes! We welcome hackers from all backgrounds. Whether this is your first hackathon, or you are an absolute veteran, all that we ask of you is that you are excited to learn about AI. We will provide workshops to help you gain any necessary skills, so don't be scared if you're a beginner! In addition, if you’re a designer or business student, your design and pitching skills are also very valuable!
What do I need?
You'll need a laptop and charger. An idea and team are not necessary, although feel free to come in with a pre-assembled team! We will have team building sessions to help you meet new people with who you can make an amazing hack.
When is MacHacks?
Feb 5th-7th, 2021. A full schedule will be released shortly.
How much does it cost to attend?
Everything is free!
Am I eligible to attend?
Any secondary, post-secondary students, or recent graduates are eligible to participate in our event.
Is there a code of conduct?
Yes, we adhere to the MLH Code of Conduct.
Prizes to be announced.
Schedule to be posted on our Facebook page.