Yelp’s very first ever, weekend-long Yackathon is coming and we want you involved.

Local tech thinkers and Montreal Yelpers are invited to team up to experiment with Yelp's data to make projects aimed at improving Montreal life. The Yackathon will feature an opening party Friday evening, February 6. There will be free bites and sips from local businesses, and a closing party February 8 where our Yackathon winners will be named! Prizes include $1000 cash, a chef-prepared dinner of local yak steaks, and more. For more information and to RSVP, go to Yelp Events to help hack the Yelp!

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Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$3,200 in prizes

Funniest Hack Prize Pack

Each member of the team awarded the Funniest Hack Prize will receive a gift bag full of local Montreal products. Members will also be invited to a private coffee hour with investors and advisors from Real Ventures. They will also be invited to a private cocktail party with Yelp Elites.

Most Useful Hack Prize Pack

Each member of the team awarded the Most Useful Hack Prize will receive a gift bag full of local Montreal products. Members will also be invited to a private coffee hour with investors and advisors from Real Ventures. They will also be invited to a private cocktail party with Yelp Elites.

Coolest Hack Prize Pack

Each member of the team awarded the Coolest Hack Prize will receive a gift bag full of local Montreal products. Members will also be invited to a private coffee hour with investors and advisors from Real Ventures. They will also be invited to a private cocktail party with Yelp Elites.

Grand Prize

The team that wins the Grand Prize will share a $1000 cash prize. They will also win locally farmed Yak steaks sponsored by Provender, which will be prepared for the winners by Chef David Ferguson at Resto GUS at a private supper with wine pairings.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Anyone in Montreal who RSVPs, receives a confirmation, agrees to the Terms and Conditions, and comes to the Friday, 6th 2015 6-8pm pitch party to register with a team can participate. 

Requirements

You must submit your project on ChallengePost by 6pm Feb 8th, 2015. We'd like to see links to projects on GitHub, as well as screenshots and a detailed description. 

Judges

Fred Hatfull

Fred Hatfull
Yelp Engineering

Garrett Jacobson

Garrett Jacobson
Yelp Engineering

Tiffany Nieslanik

Tiffany Nieslanik
Yelp Marketing and Community

Noah Redler

Noah Redler
Notman House

Caithrin Rintoul

Caithrin Rintoul
Provender

Sam Haffar

Sam Haffar
Real Ventures

Christine Renaud

Christine Renaud
E-180

Michael Lenczner

Michael Lenczner
AJAH

Nancy Naluz

Nancy Naluz
Ladies Learning Code Montreal

Noor El Bawab

Noor El Bawab
District 3 Innovation Center

Judging Criteria

  • Is It Useful?
    Rate the hack from 1 - 5 stars.
  • Is It Funny?
    Rate the hack from 1 - 5 stars.
  • Is It Cool?
    Rate the hack from 1 - 5 stars.