nwHacks 2016: Western Canada's biggest hackathon
nwHacks is the biggest 24 hours hackathon in western Canada hosted at University of British Columbia. Hackathon aims to bring together the brightest talents from schools around the Pacific Northwest region. Get ready for a weekend of learing and discoveries!
Please submit your hack before 1pm so we can assign you a table for the expo!
See the main site for more information: https://nwhacks.io
$10,902 in prizes
Overall Best (3)
- 1st Place: Dell Tablets for each team member
- 2nd Place: $1000 CAD for the entire team
- 3rd Place: $500 CAD for the entire team
PIA: Best Privacy, Security or Crypto Hack (3)
Hacks will be judged based on: Implementation, Ease of use, and Uniqueness of idea.
- 1st place: $2000
- 2nd place: $1000
- 3rd place: $500.
Orbis: Solving or Improving a Social Problem Using Data Analytics
$400 for the team
CA Technologies: Best IoT App with Mobile Interface
Drone for each team member
Best App using Microsoft Azure
HP Pro Tablets for each team member
Best Use of Wolfram Technology
1 year of Wolfram Development Platform (Developer Level)
1 year of Wolfram Mathematica Student Edition
1 year subscription to Computational Knowledge Engine (Wolfram|Alpha Pro)
Best use of Google APIs
Chromecast for each team member
MLH: Best Domain Name from Domain.com
Swag Bags with Sparkfun Redboards
MLH: Best Use of AWS
1TB hard drives for each team member
MLH: Best Developer Tool
GitHub Octocat statue
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is it just some lipstick on an API, or were there real technical challenges to surmount?
Is the project unique and creative? When someone sees the project, will they think "WOW this is cool" ?
Polish / Design
Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well-designed?