Major League Hacking 2020 Hackathon Season

MakeUofT

Canada's Largest Makeathon

a hackathon where hardware-based projects are manifested

February 15-16, 2020

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About

Join us at MakeUofT to transform your ideas into reality! In this 24-hour event, you and your team will build a project from scratch through the integration of hardware and software. Afterwards, you will present your project to a panel of industry judges to compete for prizes. This year, the theme for MakeUofT is connectivity and machine learning - including bluetooth, radio, internet, and anything else you can think of!

Our makeathon is designed for everyone to participate, from beginners to experts. To help facilitate your learning experience, we will host workshops throughout the event featuring speakers from some of the top companies in the industry. The hardware and equipment are provided by us - just bring your laptop and ideas!

Follow us on Facebook and our Facebook event to get the most up-to-date news regarding registration and acceptances!

Schedule

Time Event Location
Saturday, February 15, 2020
8:30am Participant Registration MY 1st Floor Lobby
10:00am Waitlisted Potential Registration MY 1st Floor Lobby
10:30am Opening Ceremonies MY 150
11:30am Team Formation

Component Distribution
MY 1st Floor Lobby

MY 2nd Floor Lobby
12:00pm Making Begins! MY 1st — 3rd floor
1:00pm Lunch MY 1st Floor Lobby
2:00pm Workshop 1 (Intro to Hardware) MY 350
3:00pm Huawei Atlas 200 DK Workshop

LFF Safety Training Time Slot 1
MY 370

MY 4th Floor
4:00pm TELUS LTE CAT-M1 Cellular IoT Workshop

LFF Safety Training Time Slot 2
MY 350

MY 4th Floor
7:00pm Dinner MY 1st Floor Lobby
8:00pm MLH Slideshow Karaoke MY 350
9:30pm MLH Cupstacking MY 1st Floor Lobby
Sunday, February 16, 2020
8:00am Breakfast MY 1st Floor Lobby
12:00pm Making Ends!

Lunch
MY 1st Floor Lobby
1:00pm
Design Showcase / Judging MY 150
3:30pm Participant Awards / Closing Ceremonies MY 150

FAQ

What is a makeathon?

A makeathon is like a hackathon but more hands-on. It involves the integration of hardware and software to build a working device that could be used in any application from gaming to solving a real life problem! As such, we require all participants to build some sort of physical device that is at the very least electrically powered or computer programmed.

What if I have no experience? Can I still come?

Yes! MakeUofT is for everyone, from beginners to veterans. There will be a series of workshops throughout the event where you will have the opportunity to learn technical skills from industry mentors. Also, if you ever get stuck on your project just ask one of the mentors!

How much does it cost?

Everything is free of charge! There is no application fee and we’ll be providing all the components, equipment, and food you’ll need.

How do I apply with a team?

You must fill out your individual application before you can form a team. Teams are not required in advance - you're welcome to pair up with other hackers on the first day of the event! However, we will be processing applications by team, so we recommend you get a group of friends (or partners-in-crime) to apply with you.

Who can apply? When is the deadline to apply?

We’re welcoming any students of age 18 or over pursuing post-secondary education and beyond! Applications open on December 20th and close at 11:59 PM EST on January 30th. Acceptances will be internally decided on a rolling basis, so apply early to maximize your chances of getting accepted!

What types of hardware and equipment will there be?

We have a variety of hardware, ranging from Arduinos to Qualcomm Dragonboards! We also have a wide assortment of peripheral boards, sensors, and other hardware components. 3D printers and basic electronics equipment will also be provided. If there’s something in particular that you’d like to see at MakeUofT, feel free to send us an email and we’ll see what we can do!

Can I keep what I make?

Any components you brought yourself, of course! However, since the majority of the provided hardware is not our own property, those components will have to be returned.

Are you providing travel reimbursements?

Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide travel reimbursements at MakeUofT 2020 - but look out for MakeUofT 2021 to see if this changes in the future!

Have any other questions? Feel free to contact us through our Facebook or email us at !

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