Canada's Largest Hackathon - University of Waterloo

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

Welcome to Hack the North, the Canada's Largest International 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 10:00 a.m. Sunday morning.

View full rules

Eligibility

- Teams can have a maximum of 4 members (all members must be physically present at Hack The North)

Requirements

- Platforms (iOS, Android, Web / Mobile Web, Mac, Windows, hardware hacks)

- Must include both submission and video demo

- Must select which sponsorship prizes you are going for

How to enter

Only current students in University or High School who have been accepted to Hack the North are eligible to make submissions.

Judges

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Sam Altman
President, Y Combinator

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Eric Migicovsky
CEO, Pebble

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Mike Kirkup
Director, Velocity

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Andy Yang
CEO, 500px

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Kathrina Manalac
Partner, Y Combinator

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Jeff Kaditz
CTO, Affirm

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Vitalik Buterin
Co-founder, Ethereum

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Ted Livingston
CEO, Kik

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Danielle Strachman
Director, Thiel Fellowship

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Eric Diep
Co-founder, A Thinking Ape

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Sue Khim
CEO, Brilliant

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Andrew Miklas
CTO, Pagerduty

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Michael Litt
CEO, Vidyard

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Albert Lai
Co-founder, Big Viking Games

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Lona Alia Duncan
Founder, Style Lend

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?
  • 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?