CodeJam is the largest annual hackathon run by the McGill Electrical, Computer, and Software Engineering Student’ Society (usually in our very own Trottier Engineering Building). 

CodeJam enables students to test their practical skills in a supportive, engaging, and, most of all, fun environment. Over the course of 36 hours, students will be challenged to brainstorm innovative ideas, to solve difficult problems, and to create an awesome prototype. All the while, students are supported by experienced mentors from companies such as your own. Our goal? To help give students the confidence and skills they need to own their professional growth, and to provide them with the industry connections necessary to accelerate that same growth.


If you applied to CodeJam, received an acceptance and also confirmed your attendance, you are eligible to attend CodeJam.

If you attended and participated at CodeJam, then you are eligible to make a submission. Each team must consist of no more than 4 participants.

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$CAD11,350 in prizes

1st Best overall hack

2nd Best overall hack

3rd Best overall hack

Best Enterprise tool

Best hack that will help companies of all sizes and all industries run at their best.

Best use of new technologies

Best hack that demonstrate technological creativity. This involves how original algorithms are implemented to solve a problem.

Best UI

The hack that is the most aesthetic and provides the most pleasant user experience.

Best for entertainment

The best hack that can entertain their target audience.

Best Beginner Hack

The best hack that can entertain their target audience. This can include a game.

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123Loadboard Prizes (3)

The 1st place team will be awarded with
- $1500 cash to the team
- Logitech Gaming G915 TKL keyboard (per participant), value of $300+tx
- Glorious PC Wireless Gaming Mouse Model O (per participant), value of $120+tx

The 2nd place participants will be awarded each:
- Razer Ornata Chroma V2 Backlist Mecha-Membrane Gaming Keyboard, value of $95+tx

The 3rd place participants will be awarded each:
- Blade Hawks RGB Gaming Mouse Pad, Extra Large Extended Soft LED Keyboard and Mouse Pad, value of $30+tx

All 123Loadboard challenge participants get a guaranteed interview for internship.


Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:










Industry Professionals

Industry Professionals

Judging Criteria

  • Code.Jam() Criteria
    Participants will be judged on criteria based on the Code.Jam() prize categories

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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