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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Prizes

$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) (3)

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 (2)

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

#HackHarassment

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 (2)

Best use of Natural Language Processing for RBC. Winners receive an automatic first-round interview with RBC!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

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

Inan Top

Inan Top
Software Developer, You.i

Kelsey Steeves

Kelsey Steeves
Software Developer, You.i

Usman Ehtesham

Usman Ehtesham
Senior Software Developer at Oracle

Rob Aronson

Rob Aronson
MEI Candidate

Saed Hasan

Saed Hasan
MEI Candidate

Alice Thomas

Alice Thomas
Senior IT Director, RBC

Mehrnaz Ghashghaei

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?