Canada's Largest Hackathon - University of Waterloo

 

Welcome to Hack the North, the Canada's Largest Hackathon! We hope you're as excited as we are for an awesome weekend! After the Friday night kickoff, all teams are allowed to begin working on their apps. Once your app is complete, we ask that you produce a video demo of your app and post it on Youtube or Vimeo. You can then submit your app and accompanying video using the above Submissions tab (which will appear after you hit the Register button). All submissions must be in by 9:30 AM Sunday morning (Sept 20).

 

Hack the North (Fall 2014) can be found at hackthenorth.challengepost.com

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Eligibility

  • Teams can have a maximum of 4 members
  • All members must be physically present at Hack the North
  • All members of the team must have been accepted by the signup process
  • You will be asked to disclose your project's source code in order to receive a prize (We recommend using github to commit all your code changes)

Requirements

  • Platforms (iOS, Android, Web / Mobile Web, Mac, Windows, Hardware)
  • Must include both submission description, images and video demo
  • Must select which sponsorship prizes you are going for (if applicable)

How to enter

Only current students in University or High School who have been accepted to Hack the North are eligible to make submissions. The team members of each project will be verified and any attempts of cheating will result in disqualification for the whole team.

Judges

Alexis Ohanian

Alexis Ohanian
Co-Founder, Reddit

Eric Migicovski

Eric Migicovski
CEO, Pebble

Dave Caputo

Dave Caputo
CEO, Sandvine

Mike Kirkup

Mike Kirkup
Director, Velocity

Evan Stites-Clayton

Evan Stites-Clayton
Co-Founder, Teespring

Qasar Younis

Qasar Younis
COO, Y Combinator

Steven Woods

Steven Woods
Engineering Director, Google

Michael Litt

Michael Litt
CEO, Vidyard

Kathrina Manalac

Kathrina Manalac
Partner, Y Combinator

Jad Saliba

Jad Saliba
CTO, Magnet Forensics

Chris Best

Chris Best
CTO, Kik

Libor Michalek

Libor Michalek
CTO, Affirm

Sandro Mur

Sandro Mur
CEO, Bellabeat

Scott Larsen

Scott Larsen
CEO, UrtheCast

Andy Sparks

Andy Sparks
Co-Founder, Mattermark

Mike Gibson

Mike Gibson
General Partner, 1517

Tiffani Bell

Tiffani Bell
Founder, Detroit Water Project

Johnny Chin

Johnny Chin
Co-Founder, Bannerman

Judging Criteria

  • Technicality
    What type of technical challenges did the group deal with? How technically did they dive here?
  • Originality
    How unique and innovative is the demo? Can it be found in previous submissions? (http://hackthenorth.com/top-hacks)
  • Practicality
    How useful is this demo based on the problem they are trying to solve?
  • Aesthetics
    How good is the visual design and interaction experience?
  • WOW Factor
    Are you blown away by what you see?
  • NOTE:
    The potential for your hack to become a company/startup will receive no special consideration. You are not allowed to use powerpoint/slides during judging, you must demo what you made