Our annual hackathon will take place this Friday from July 12th to July 13th at the park Jean-Drapeau during the StartupFest's HackerFest.
You'll have from Friday afternoon to Saturday afternoon to use machine learning techniques to solve a molecular biology problem. Winners will get the glory of winning the annual MonBUG hackathon, a t-shirt (medium size only), and an opportunity to advance scientific knowledge.
If you'd like a free ticket to attend, just contact one of the organizers. Otherwise, you can register through the HackerFest for 12.76$, taxes included, using the following link.
Please note that you must get a ticket through EventBrite, either through the link above, or through the link we send you to register for free.
This is our fourth year participating in the HackerFest. We had great fun the last years. The organization was always stellar, with spectacular locations. The event should take place in outdoor tents, with all services provided. Spending the night is optional, but if you do, it will be a safe and fun environment.
There are no requirements to attend. Just bring a laptop. You can use the language of your choice. The winners in the past years always used Python though, so you could make sure that you have Python and the most popular machine learning libraries preinstalled to get a head start.
How to get there
The best way to come on the site is by bike or to take the metro since there will be fireworks on Saturday and the whole site will be closed to cars after 5pm. To get there, you take the Yellow Line, station Jean-Drapeau. You can take the shuttle bus when you get out of the metro or you can walk 10 minutes to arrive on the site. Here's the address to put on your Google Maps.
Here's the schedule of the day. (It can change a little bit.)
HackerFest starts at 6:00PM
Dinner at 7:00 PM
Hot snacks at 12:00 AM
Cold snacks and coffee will be available all the time
Breakfast (Time to be confirmed)
(Lunch won’t be offered)
Closing ceremony at 3:00 PM
Feel free to ask any questions you have here or by contacting one of the organizers.
Looking forward to seeing you all on Friday!