The Official Queen's University Hackathon
QHacks is Queen's University's hackathon! QHacks will be hosting a 36 hour hackathon where students from all over Canada will be able to turn their ideas into real, tangible projects. Whether you're a first timer or a seasoned veteran, QHacks definitely has something to satisfy your interests. QHacks also wants to start off their annual hackathons with an inclusiveness for all disciplines. Students from any level of skill, from any field of study are encouraged to bring their innovative ideas for a weekend of creative problem solving!
Submissions for this hackathon are limited solely to participants who have been officially registered and checked-in via the the QHacks registration and check-in process. Eligible teams are comprised of a maximum of 4 registered participants.
Hackers can build anything they like. Hackers should work towards submitting any code and prototypes for judges to view during the judging process. This can be in any format: regular files, zip files, etc. This includes .apks for apps, .stl's for 3D printing, etc
If you're not finished your project, submit it anyway! Judging won't be just based just on completeness. Your efforts and passion about your hack, and the enjoyment you have making it really says a lot about your aura when you present!
$16,900 in prizes
QHacks Grand Prize
Best overall hack based off of (1) creativity, (2) technical difficulty, and (3) polish. Winners will each receive a Google Daydream VR set.
QHacks Second Place
Second best overall hack based off of (1) creativity, (2) technical difficulty, and (3) polish. Winners will each receive an Amazon Echo Dot.
QHacks Third Place
Second best overall hack based off of (1) creativity, (2) technical difficulty, and (3) polish. Prize TBA!
Flipp presents: Cost-Cutter
Flipp was built with a mission to make an impact on as many people as possible and in the most longlasting way as possible. It came to us that we could to this by developing a tool that would allow people to save money as they shop. Why?
Because fact of the matter is, shopping affects everyone - weekly if not daily. Whether it's groceries, Black Friday Sales or anything in between, we knew we could help people shop smarter.
We understand that saving money is a need that is universal but also a need that has many different solutions - and we want to see yours! We are looking for the best money saving app, tool or idea. Get Creative. be Bold and most of all, strive to Make a Difference!
Prizes include UE Boom Bluetooth Speakers.
TELUS Presents: The Internet of Things (The Telus Challenge)
Best hack employing smart communication technologies. Whether it is a mobile application that helps patients manage their e-health records, a texting service that increases social awareness for online safety, or a web app that helps home owners manage their privacy in the age of connected IoT devices – the possibilities are endless. Using any open resources and APIs, build the best solution showing how the world can be connected. Prizes include Fitbits and Best Buy giftcards. Please look at this link before starting your hack: https://tinyurl.com/hnuevpb
TD Presents: Hack Green
Best hack contributing to a greener and more sustainable future. Prize TBA
Queen's MEI Presents: Ready to Launch
Hack judged to be the most market-viable product. Emphasis on innovation and industry-disruption. To be judged by representatives of the Queen's Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation program. Each member of a winning group wins a $75 Amazon gift card!
Movember Presents: Hack the Stigma
Best hack tackling pertinent issues in the mental health sphere. Whole lot of Movember apparel and assorted swag to give away!
RL Presents: Hack Healthcare
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death globally (according to the World Health Organization). For people with ulcers, IBS or food allergies, an unregulated diet can be detrimental to their quality of life.
How might we encourage patients to maintain diet and nutrition plans given by their healthcare provider?
Winners get - an RL Hackathon Survival Kit and TRNDlabs SKEYE Mini Drones with HD Camera! You heard that right: D-R-O-N-E-S.
Indico Presents: Best Use of Indico's APIs
Best hack employing one of Indico's various machine learning APIs. Each winner will receive $1000 in Indico API credits.
Best Use of Amazon Web Services
1 TB Hard Drives
Best Domain Name Registered with Domain.com
Domain.com Swag Bags
Use your tech skills for good and hack online harassment! Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment. Members of the winning team receive Hack Harassment Battery Packs!
RBC Presents: Chit Chat
Best use of Natural Language Processing for RBC. Winners receive an automatic first-round interview with RBC!
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
How to enter
Make your project, submit your hack to Devpost and attend the QHacks expo to show off what you built. You must demo at the expo and submit on Devpost in order to be eligible for prizes.
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Is the project a unique, breakthrough, or innovative idea that pushes beyond the problem to be solved?
Was the problem difficult to solve? Does the implementation involve multiple services interacting with one another?
Does the output posses remarkable, clean overall design that engages users? Is the user interface efficient and easy to use?