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Montréal HackTaVille

On Saturday 8 September 2012 from 09h00 to 17h00.

3480 rue McTavish, 3rd floor Montreal, QC H3A 0E7, Montréal, Montréal

Hack ta ville will build on the successes of the open data movement by exploring themes of transportation, urban planning, urban agriculture, sustainable development, urban land use, housing, parks, public spaces – and more.

The event is hosted by the Students’ Society of McGill University. Our goal is to bring together programmers, city-hackers, designers, community organizers, academics, transportation and urban planning experts and leaders together to improve the city.

Register now!


Sept 8, 2012, 9am-5pm


Shatner Ballroom, McGill University University Center (a.k.a. Shatner Building)
3480 rue McTavish, 3rd floor
Montreal, QC H3A 0E7

The venue is wheelchair accessible



Coffee, breakfast, snack and vegan-friendly lunch will be partly subsidized, thanks to a contribution from the Community University Research Alliance (CURA) project of McGill’s School of Urban Planning. A donation will be welcome to help offset costs.

After the event, join us for a well-deserved 5@7 at Gert’s Pub, in the same building.

Who will come

No experience with hacking, hackathons or the like? No problem!
We will have workshops going on throughout the day about programming and designing. So come by, get your hands dirty and learn.


Some of our partners at the event will release new data sets! An announcement will take place before the event and hopefully the datasets will be released in advance.

Some Ideas

We would like to use this hackathon to foster collaboration and help develop long term partnerships. A dedicated page of featured projects has been added to give you ideas. If you want to submit a project (already existing or still in the early stages of development) leave a comment!

Coming up soon

This event is happening in the lead-up to TransportationCamp Montréal which will take place Sept 21st. This event will bring together hackers, designers and transpo-people to create applications for transportation in the city. Participants of the hackathon will have the opportunity to present their work to the crowd of transportation and urban planning experts attending to the Camp.