Major League Hacking 2021 Hackathon Season

CodeJam is a hackathon that enables students to test their practical skills in a supportive, engaging, and, most of all, fun environment. Over the course of 36 hours, students will be challenged to brainstorm innovative ideas, to solve difficult problems, and to create an awesome prototype. All the while, students are supported by experienced mentors from companies such as your own. Our goal? To help give students the confidence and skills they need to own their professional growth, and to provide them with the industry connections necessary to accelerate that same growth.

CodeJam is McGill University’s largest engineering competition, with participant counts over 250 each year. We are supported by McGill’s Electrical, Computer, and Software Engineering Student Society — a student society that represents 1000+ McGill Engineering students.

OUR MISSION

Join us as we celebrate 10 years of learning

About us

CodeJam is a hackathon that enables students to test their practical skills in a supportive, engaging, and, most of all, fun environment. Over the course of 36 hours, students will be challenged to brainstorm innovative ideas, to solve difficult problems, and to create an awesome prototype. All the while, students are supported by experienced mentors from companies such as your own. Our goal? To help give students the confidence and skills they need to own their professional growth, and to provide them with the industry connections necessary to accelerate that same growth.

CodeJam is McGill University’s largest engineering competition, with participant counts over 250 each year. We are supported by McGill’s Electrical, Computer, and Software Engineering Student Society — a student society that represents 1000+ McGill Engineering students.

Past Competitions

  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018

The theme of the event was human-computer interactions. The challenge given to participants was to build a tool similar to McGill's Visual Schedule Builder.

The theme of the event was Bioinformatics. The participants were given diagnostics data of a number of patients for a specific disease. They had to develop and train an algorithm that would be able to predict if a particular patient had the disease.

The theme of the event was DataDive. The participants chose between three categories, Transportation, Economics, and Sports. Each category was supplied with a variety of datasets that the participants were allowed to make anything with. The only limitation was that at least one of the datasets from the category was used. Each category was judged and the winner moved on to a final round against the other category winners.

The theme of the event was Pattern Recognition. Participants created any project and submitted it to one of three categories: geospatial analysis, natural language processing, and computer vision. The top three submissions in each category received a prize with the best project in each category competing against each other for the overall ranking.

Organizing Commitee

As of the 2017 competition the ECSESS VP Technical Development (TechDev) takes on the role of chair of the organizing committee.

The organizing committee consists of the following sub-teams:

1) Finance

2) Web

3) Marketing

4) Sponsorship

5) Logistics

You can learn more about out committee by checking out our Instagram @McGillCodeJam!

Demographics from 2019

25% Female Participants

40% of Participants in their Final Years

95% Searching for Internship/Full-time Job Opportunities