Welcome to UofTHacks V, a 36-hour nonstop celebration of technology. Whether you’re a beginner hacker or veteran, there is something for you here. We’ll have workshops and mentors to help you learn and grow, recruiters to help your professional development, and great prizes for the most impressive and creative hacks. We’d love it if you #celebratewithus!
We welcome hackers of all experience levels. Our maximum team size is 4.
$3,170 in prizes
Interac e-Transfer API Challenge
The best hack or app built using the Interac E-Transfer Public API will win a cash prize of $1000!
Best Use of StdLib
The team with the best use of StdLib will win 4 Nintendo Switch Consoles!
Actions on Google Challenge
Turn your idea into Action and you could win your team the Google Home Mini, a Pixel 2 (up to 4 devices), and the chance to work alongside Google Actions Engineers to bring your Action to life for over 400M users! (2 x 1 hour remote working sessions).
Microsoft API Contest
For the best team that uses any of the following Microsoft APIs or Devices:
o Microsoft APIs including (but not limited to):
o Cognitive Services
o Office 365
o Microsoft Azure cloud, including, but not limited to:
o Machine learning
o Virtual machines
o HoloLens /Microsoft Mixed Reality
4 Acer Headsets will be awarded!
Best Game Award by Ubisoft
The best game created by hackers will receive 4 Ubisoft Prize Packs!
Best use of IBM Watson Visual Recognition API
LiteHawk BURST Quadcopter Drone with Camera
Best REST API by RBC
The team whose application best provides a REST API with the right mix of useful capabilities and technical excellence will receive $25 Amazon Gift Cards (one per team member) and interviews with RBC!
Centralize the Decentralizers by Krate
For the team with the best hack that helps everyday folk do everyday tasks, Krate will award $200 of BCH + 3 months free delivery across Krate operated services.
Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm Device
Qualcomm DragonBoard 410c + power source
Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS
$30USD Amazon Gift Cards
Best Domain Name from Domain.com
Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit
Best Health Hack by Bitalino
For the best health hack, we will be awarding a Bitalino Kit!
UTSU Campus Map Challenge
The UTSU's challenge is to design a user-friendly campus map that would allow clubs and groups to advertise their events based on location. The ideal submission would:
- Allow clubs and groups to directly upload details about their event onto the map, including name of group, type of event, level of engagement requested from students who attend, and type of food offered, if any.
- include a sort of sort/filter function based on broad category of event, as well as an option to sort based on type of food offered
- be designed using web technologies
- be creative, have an appealing user-experience and be practical and efficient
The prize is $250 and Recognition on the UTSU Website!
Best Use of Blockchain
The best project that utilizes the Ethereum blockchain for any part of their project will be awarded 1 Eth by ChainSafe Systems and MLG Blockchain Consulting.
The overall winners of the hackathon will receive 1 year of free personal subscription for any single JetBrains tool/IDE.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Senior Manager, Product Platforms with Interac Association and Acxsys Corporation
CEO of StdLib
Microsoft Technical Evangelist
We'll be judging using Gavel. The source code can be found at: https://github.com/anishathalye/gavel