METEOHACK

FAQ

Who can participate in METEOHACK?

METEOHACK is open to Canadian residents who are the age of majority in their province or residence.

How can I register for the hackathon?

Click JOIN on the right-hand side of this page. Once you click JOIN, you will be prompted to sign in or create a Hackworks account. Continue to follow the prompts to register.

Can I register only for the open data forum ?

Yes! Sign up here

Do I have to be Montréal to participate?

You can participate in-person or virtually from anywhere in Canada.

Can Government employees participate?

Yes, Government employees can participate but they are not eligible for monetary value prizes.

Who owns the ideas, outputs and solutions at the end of the hackathon? Do they remain proprietary to the teams that developed them?

Yes, all outputs of the hackathon continue belong to the participants after the hackathon, except for federal government employees (see Rules and Regulations – Section 8).

How do I create a profile?

Once you’ve signed up for an account on hackworks.com, you’ll receive a verification email. Follow the link and create your profile as part of the verification process. We recommend adding a profile picture, your skills and experience and contact info. Adding information about yourself to your profile is especially important if you are looking to join a team or are looking to recruit team members to help build your own idea.

How do I edit my profile?

To edit your profile, log into your Hackworks account and click the profile icon located in the top right corner of the website.

How many people can be on one team?

Teams must be made up of 2 to 6 people. Each participant can only be on one team.

How can I form a team for the hackathon?

There are several ways you can find teammates or join an existing team:

USE THE MATCHMAKING TOOL:
The matchmaking tool on the Hackworks platform is a great way for individuals to join an existing team, and for teams to find additional members to optimize their collective skill sets. Once you are registered for the Hackathon you can start searching for teams to join, or create a team page and start recruiting teammates to work on your idea.

ON SLACK:
All registered participants will be invited to join the METEOHACK Slack Group to exchange ideas with fellow participants and recruit team members. If you have received a ticket for the event and have not received an invitation to the Slack channel, please contact us.

IN PERSON:
Teams can be formed at the hackathon kick-off on Monday night right before coding begins. If you’re having trouble finding a team or finding a teammate, make sure to introduce yourself to a Hackworks team member on site. They will help you find your perfect match.

Each team needs to be registered on the Hackworks platform in order to submit their project and be considered for final judging and prizes.

How can I prepare for the hackathon?

We suggest checking out the following resources:

1) MSC Datamart (https://dd.meteo.gc.ca/)

2) Geospatial Web Services for Weather Information (https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/weather-general-tools-resources/weather-tools-specialized-data/geospatial-web-services.html)

3) Geospatial Web Services for Climate Information (https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/climate-change/canadian-centre-climate-services/display-download/advanced-tools.html)

You can also sign up to the Data Forum here

Don’t see your question here?

Contact us at meteohack@hackworks.com

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