Official Hackathon of Queen's University

 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!

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Eligibility

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.

Requirements

 

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! 

 

 

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. 

Judges

Harry Dearden

Harry Dearden
Community Manager at Movember Foundation

Chris Richard

Chris Richard
CTO at RateHub.ca

Pablo Eder

Pablo Eder
CEO at Lani Labs

Afraj Gill

Afraj Gill
Entrepreneur

Brendan Cone

Brendan Cone
Software Engineer at Flipp

Stephen Khuu

Stephen Khuu
UX Developer at Flipp

Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson
Enterprising Technology Strategist at Telus

Nataly Sheinin

Nataly Sheinin
Cyber Security Engineer at Telus

Derek Vogt

Derek Vogt
Co-Founder, Mosaic Manufacturing

Krystina Wilton

Krystina Wilton
Student Partner at Microsoft

Peter Xu

Peter Xu
Google

Will Lo

Will Lo
Software Developer, Google

Morgan John

Morgan John
CTO at Connectiv8

Matas Sriubiskis

Matas Sriubiskis
Co-Founder and CEO at RockMass

Bharati Sethiya

Bharati Sethiya
Senior Mobile Application Developer at TD

Raj Kumar

Raj Kumar
Solutions Design Specialist at TD

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Inan Top
Software Developer, You.i

Kelsey Steeves

Kelsey Steeves
Software Developer, You.i

Usman Ehtesham

Usman Ehtesham
Senior Software Developer at Oracle

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Rob Aronson
MEI Candidate

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Saed Hasan
MEI Candidate

Alice Thomas

Alice Thomas
Senior IT Director, RBC

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Mehrnaz Ghashghaei
Data Scientist, RBC

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    Is the project a unique, breakthrough, or innovative idea that pushes beyond the problem to be solved?
  • Technical Difficulty
    Was the problem difficult to solve? Does the implementation involve multiple services interacting with one another?
  • Polish
    Does the output posses remarkable, clean overall design that engages users? Is the user interface efficient and easy to use?