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

Sam Altman

Sam Altman
President, Y Combinator

Eric Migicovsky

Eric Migicovsky
CEO, Pebble

Mike Kirkup

Mike Kirkup
Director, Velocity

Andy Yang

Andy Yang
CEO, 500px

Kathrina Manalac

Kathrina Manalac
Partner, Y Combinator

Jeff Kaditz

Jeff Kaditz
CTO, Affirm

Vitalik Buterin

Vitalik Buterin
Co-founder, Ethereum

Ted Livingston

Ted Livingston
CEO, Kik

Danielle Strachman

Danielle Strachman
Director, Thiel Fellowship

Eric Diep

Eric Diep
Co-founder, A Thinking Ape

Sue Khim

Sue Khim
CEO, Brilliant

Andrew Miklas

Andrew Miklas
CTO, Pagerduty

Michael Litt

Michael Litt
CEO, Vidyard

Albert Lai

Albert Lai
Co-founder, Big Viking Games

Lona Alia Duncan

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?