We're proud to sponsor the 2016 McHacks. McHacks is a student based hackathon, hosted by McGill University, that attracts upwards of 1000 programmers at all levels of experience eager to make cool s*^t.

This year our co-founder, Mike, will be speaking at the event. He'll share his insights and vision on the rising trends of messaging inside businesses and startups. Our trusty team members will be on-hand to coach the teams on the Smooch API and integration features that hackathon winners before this have leveraged and turned into real profitable businesses.

To boot, we’re offering a super sweet Montreal Tech Weekend prize bundle to the team who creates the most innovative project using our powerful APIs. This package includes:

Use of the Smooch Tesla P85D all weekend long for you & your team

2 nights in a complimentary hotel at the heart of Montreal

An intro to the team at Smooch + our HQ in startup-centric Mile End

The chance to tour & showcase your demo at some of Montreal’s hottest startups

Whether it is for work or play, we are dying to see how ​you will use Smooch APIs to create unique messaging experiences for everyone.

Who will be judging the “Best Use of Smooch.io APIs” at McHacks this year?

We’re so glad you asked!

Mike Gozzo is co-founder and Head of Product at Smooch.io. He is an experienced engineer and product leader who has been recognized for his entrepreneurial leadership and success.

Andrew Lavers is a developer on the Smooch team specializing in the node.js backend and REST API.

For more information & upcoming details about our APIs and our amazing team at Smooch, check us out at Smooch.io.

We can’t wait to meet you at McHacks 2016!