May 14th-15th, 2022
MasseyHacks is a high school hackathon where 200+ students of all backgrounds can come together to create, learn, and build their skills. Over this 24-hour event, you’ll find riveting activities to participate in, experienced mentors to guide you, and a multitude of workshops to experience something new! MasseyHacks is the place for you to discover the world of computer science and engineering, make unforgettable memories, and let your creativity run wild.
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JumpStart is a 5-week collection of events aimed to teach you new skills in different areas of programming and technology. Join us each week to learn about a new topic, with workshops to attend, points to earn, and a weekly cumulative project to complete! See our weeks in the timeline below.
IP: In-person only
Unfortunately, applications have already closed. But you can sign up for our mailing list to be notified immediately of the next MasseyHacks!
MasseyHacks is open to all students in primary, middle, and secondary school! This includes any student up to the age of 18!
MasseyHacks is completely free! Sign up with your friends for the low cost of zero for the chance to win awesome prizes!
Not at all! We’ll teach you the fundamentals of programming and mentors will be available to assist you. While MasseyHacks is a beginner-friendly hackathon, we highly recommend you participate in JumpStart to gain a deeper understanding of technical skills.
Yes! Gain points by attending workshops and completing projects to get sweet prizes through JumpStart. Sign up and get ready to start racking up those coins!
JumpStart will take place fully virtually through our MasseyHacks Discord, with workshops taking place on Zoom.
This year, MasseyHacks will be presented to you in an all new hybrid model. Hackers can
choose between participating virtually, or in-person at Vincent Massey Secondary School.
Unlike previous years, in-person participants will return home Saturday evening and come
back to the venue Sunday morning. This means that the venue will be closed during the night.
OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION WILL NOT BE PROVIDED. Virtual participants will attend the entire
event online. All our workshops and major events will be accessible to hackers attending
in-person and virtually. Due to capacity limits, in-person spots for MasseyHacks are not
Due to circumstances with the COVID-19 pandemic, this information may be updated in the future to further reflect local, provincial, and federal guidelines.
Groups can have anywhere from 1 to 4 people. Teams can consist of in-person and virtual participants.
Yes, all your nutritional needs will be satisfied free of charge throughout our in-person MasseyHacks event.
All participants should find their own transportation to get to MasseyHacks. Unfortunately due to circumstances with the COVID-19 Pandemic, we're unable to provide or reimburse for transportation. If you're unable to arrange for transporation, you can join us virtually instead!
Here at MasseyHacks, keeping hackers safe is and will always be our number one priority. Some steps we plan to take this year includes splitting hackers into cohorts to make sure social distancing can be maintained, and regularly sanitizing all surfaces and hacker areas throughout the event.
Nope! Feel free to go in solo, but remember all good things are better together. We’ll also have team formation at the beginning of the event where you can unite with other hackers to form the dream team!
Definitely consider bringing:
If you have any questions or would like to inform us of any issues, please email us at [email protected]