• You may not begin working on your project before 12:00 PM EDT on Saturday, September 30, 2023. No work may be completed before this time.
  • You must submit your project at before 12:00 PM EDT on Sunday, October 1, 2023 to be eligible to present your project. Make sure you leave enough time to complete your submission before 12:00 PM EDT!
  • Plagiarism is not acceptable and teams with plagiarized work will be disqualified.
  • Project submissions must include all design assets and source code created at MAIS Hacks.
  • Projects may not be updated after the submission deadline.
  • Teams can have up to 4 members of registered hackers who must be present at the event. You are welcome to work alone.

Hackathon Sponsors


$CAD3,160 in prizes

Gold Hack: First Place

Your project just blew us away! Enjoy the sweet sound of victory with brand new Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II for every member of the winning team! Every member of the winning team will also have access to NordVPN, NordPass and Incogni sponsored by NordVPN.

Silver Hack: Second Place

Saying that your project is flabbergasting is an understatement. To make sure you win first place next time every member of the winning team wins Alienware wireless gaming mouse!

Bronze Hack: Third Place

Your project just clicked for us. To display your project for all to see every member of the winning receives PVO mini projector!

People’s Choice

The project that is voted by YOU! Every member of the winning team wins Veho Pebble Verto portable charger!

Best Newbie Hack

The best project developed by a newbie team, where over half of hackers are at their first hackathon. Every member of the winning team wins a gift certificate to Vortex Escape room!

Honourable Mention

For a project the judges loved and couldn't place elsewhere. Every member of the winning team wins a one day entry for climbing at Café Bloc!

Best Hack for Laugh

The project that redefined hilarious voted by YOU! Every member of the winning team wins a 20$ Cineplex gift card!

Best Hack for All Arts

Best hack related to any form of art (music, fashion, cinema, etc.). Every member of the winnig team wins Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Membership for one year!

Best Hack for Business

Best hack with a finance and/or business application. Every member of the winnig team wins a 35$ Les libraires gift card!

Best Hack for Impact

The visionary project to improve our society. Every member of the winnig team wins a 30$ gift certificate at Marchés publics de Montréal like Atwater Market or Jean-Talon Market!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Veronica Xia

Veronica Xia

Aurélien Bück-Kaeffer

Aurélien Bück-Kaeffer

Maggie Xiong

Maggie Xiong

Ada Tur

Ada Tur

Duru Aran

Duru Aran

Nathan De Lara

Nathan De Lara

Shahrad Mohammadzadeh

Shahrad Mohammadzadeh

Judging Criteria

  • Artificial Intelligence
    Is AI relevant to the implementation of the project?
  • Technical Difficulty
    How technically complex is the project?
  • Originality
    Is the project new or unique?
  • Design
    Is the project easy to use and polished?
  • Impact on Society
    Would the project's impact on society be positive? Otherwise, how would you minimize any adverse impacts? For instance, does your dataset and/or algorithm contain biases that could have caused unintended problems? if so, how could this be addressed?

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