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.
$1,000 in prizes
The winner of Hack the North
Parrot AR Drones 2.0 Elite Edition will be given to each team member of the winning team using our API.
Leap Motion API
Oculus DK2s for the winners (about 4), LM VR Mounts, Leap Motion Controllers (this will be given from the MLH's hardware lab).
The most impressive hack by a rookie team or team with all 4 members under the age of 20 will receive an oculus DK1 for each team member, and a paid hotel and flights trip to the winning team for the event a trip to the next Thiel summit in California
iPad minis for each member of the team that makes the best iOS App.
The team with the most innovative solution using Microsoft Azure will take home four Dell Venue Series 9 Windows tablets.
Best Pebble Hack
The best pebble hack will win you Pebble Steels for each team member on your team.
Each winning team member will receive a new Pebble Steel Smartwatch for best overall use of the Wit.ai API [utility, originality, UX].
Best Myo Hack
The best Myo hack will win a Thalmic Myo for each of their team members.
Presented by Moxtra to the team with the most creative communication and collaboration hack.
Best hack to use the sendgrid API will receive a jambox for each of the team members
The best hack using Unity will be receiving a Unity Pro license (offered by Unity3D) and also a video game of their choice (offered by Hack the North).
Uber API (2)
$200 in Uber credit for each team member.
The best hack to use Ziggeo's video APi will win the team $300 in Amazon gift card credits and a GoPro
Sennheiser CX175 noise-blocking headphones and Beaglebones.
CODE keyboards for the winning team to best use our API in their hack.
Best hack that helps people find awesome businesses in their area will get four leap motion controllers.
Best Muse Hack
Best use of the Muse headband will receive a Muse for each of their team member
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
- Teams can have a maximum of 4 members (all members must be physically present at Hack The North)
- 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.
President, Y Combinator
Partner, Y Combinator
Director, Thiel Fellowship
Co-founder, A Thinking Ape
Co-founder, Big Viking Games
Lona Alia Duncan
Founder, Style Lend
What type of technical challenges did the group deal with? How technically did they dive here?
How unique and innovative is the demo?
How useful is this demo based on the problem they are trying to solve?
How good is the visual design and interaction experience?
Are you blown away by what you see?