What is CodeJam?
CodeJam is the yearly hackathon run by the McGill Electrical, Computer, and Software Student Society in our very own Trottier Engineering Building. We provide an engaging environment for students to learn and have fun over a weekend of coding!
Build an awesome project with your team over the course of the weekend (and get feedback and mentoring throughout).
Meet like-minded hackers and connect with companies looking to hire their next batch of talented developers.
Great meals and snacks will be provided all weekend. This goes from Friday's dinner all the way to Sunday's lunch!
$4000 in cash prizes are up for grabs! More details about the prize breakdown to be determined.
This year's theme
We’re excited to announce PATTERN RECOGNITION as the theme for code.jam(2018). With the explosive
growth of machine learning and the rise of Montreal as an AI hub, we saw fit to organize a hackathon
to explore the practical applications of pattern recognition.
As part of our competition format, we'll be dividing this theme into 3 categories, which will be revealed on the day of the competition!
Where will CodeJam be held?
CodeJam will be held at the Trottier Engineering Building, at 3630 Rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C6. The building is wheelchair-accessible, and has elevators and accessible bathrooms.
Will there be parking?
There is no dedicated parking for the event, but there is free street parking on weekends in the surrounding neighbourhood around Milton and Parc.
How many people can be in a team?
Each team can have between 1 and 4 members. If you don't have a team but want to be part of one, you can still sign up as a free agent, and we'll make accommodations at the start of the event to help you find a group to work with.
Who is eligible to participate?
CodeJam requires at least one member per team to be in ECSE or CS at McGill. (Required to get access to the building over the weekend.)
I haven't had much experience coding. Should I still come?
Yes! CodeJam is open to hackers of all levels of experience. Just bring an open mind and get ready to learn and code!
What do I need to bring for the weekend?
Your student ID, laptop, and charger should be enough. Food and drinks are on us, but feel free to bring your own if you're still feeling peckish!
How do I register?
Registration details will be coming soon! Tickets will be sold for a small monetary value, and will include entrance to participate in CodeJam, a t-shirt, and food for the weekend.
Will there be accommodations for dietary restrictions?
Yes. We will provide nut-free, vegetarian, and vegan food options for each meal. If you have special dietary needs, please specify once you register.
Can I iterate on a past project as my submission?
No. Participants should be creating something from scratch once the hacking begins so we can have an even playing field for everyone!
Have any questions not listed here? Say hi at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave us a message at our Facebook page. We'll try to answer all queries as soon as possible! 🚀