MOUNT ALLISON UNIVERSITY
MOVED TO FEB 8-9 DUE TO WEATHER
Registration has closed for 2020.
MtA Hacks is a two-day computer science conference hosted at Mount Allison University, originally planned for February 7-8, but now moved to February 8-9. The weekend will gather university and high school students from across the maritimes to build projects, attend workshops, and meet industry experts. Teams will brainstorm, build, and pitch projects related to this year’s theme: Games and Education. We’ll bring in judges from across North America to pick a winning group—last year’s judges came from Google, Dell, RideCo, and Tantramar Interactive. By the end of the day, you’ll have learned new tools, added a project to your resume, and made 74 new friends. Oh, and by the way, there will be free food, swag, and cash prizes!
Registration for the 2020 conference has closed.
If you have already registered, click here to view your registration.
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Curious how the weekend pans out? This revised schedule shows what you can expect. You’ll spend any unscheduled time slots working on your project with a team of 2-4 people.
*Arriving with a team is not mandatory, as we will be hosting a workshop for forming teams at the beginning of the event. Teams of 2 to 4 people are permitted, and all teammates must register separately.
We encourage students of all skill levels to participate! However, all participants must have an understanding of at least one programming language or game development engine. If you don't know where to start, you could learn how to make games with Unity.
If you are a high school student, we have 18 complementary spaces in residence available for Friday night. Residence rooms are not available on Saturday night, and they are not available for university students. There will be two chaperones staying in residence, and parents must sign a waiver for their child to stay overnight. Staying in residence is optional. To secure a residence room, please select the residence add-on after getting a participant ticket on Eventbrite. There is no additional fee for high school students staying in residence.
If you are a university student, you can find accommodations at a nearby hotel such as the Coastal Inn.
MtA Hacks cannot cover costs of room and board for university students.
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 21st year Mount Allison has received this accolade.