QHacks is Queen's University's first ever hackathon! QHacks will be hosting a 36 hour hackathon where students from all over Canada will be able to turn their ideas into real, tangible projects. Whether you're a first timer or a seasoned veteran, QHacks definitely has something to satisfy your interests. QHacks also wants to start off their annual hackathons with an inclusiveness for all disciplines. Students from any level of skill, from any field of study are encouraged to bring their innovative ideas for a weekend of creative problem solving!
$2,000 in prizes
1st Place - Tablets + Medals
First place winners for best overall hack gets tablets and first place medals for each team member, provided by MLH.
2nd Place - Micro Drone Quadcopters + Medals
Second place winners for second best overall hack gets Micro Drone Gyro Pocket Quadcopters and second place medals for each team member.
3rd Place - Google Cardboard Forever VR Tools + Medals
Third place winners for third best overall hack gets Google Cardboard Forever Virtual Reality Sets and third place medals for each team member.
Best use of AWS
The team with the best use of Amazon Web Services gets 1 Terabyte hard drives for each team member, provided by MLH.
Best Developer Tool by GitHub
The team that creates the best tools for developers to utilize will win their very own Mona the Octocat trophy!
Best Domain Name by Domain.com
The team with the best domain name by Domain.com gets Swag bags with Sparkfun Redboards for each team member
Best Hack with Microsoft Azure (http://aka.ms/qhacks)
The best hack using Microsoft Azure wins HP Pro Tablets + a ton of Microsoft swag, for each team member.
Best FinTech Hack
The best hack using financial technology gets $50 Canada Computers Gift Card for each team member
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
All current students are elegible.
Hackers can build anything they like. Hackers should work towards submitting any code and prototypes for judges to view during the judging process. This can be in any format: regular files, zip files, etc. This includes .apks for apps, .stl's for 3D printing, etc
If you're not finished your project, submit it anyway! Judging won't be just based just on completeness. Your efforts and passion about your hack, and the enjoyment you have making it really says a lot about your aura when you present!
How to enter
Register for QHacks on our website at apply.qhacks.io
Big Viking Games (VP of Strategic Partnerships)
Microsoft (Tech Evangelist)
Lani Labs (CEO)
Mosaic Manufacturing (Co-Founder)
Transformix Engineering (President & CEO)
Shopify (Apps Team)
Is the project a unique, breakthrough, or innovative idea that pushes beyond the problem to be solved?
Was the problem difficult to solve? Does the implementation involve multiple services interacting with one another?
Does the output posses remarkable, clean overall design that engages users? Is the user interface efficient and easy to use?
Does the output have value and potential for long-term utility by target users?