The inaugural Queen's University Hackathon.

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!

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Eligibility

All current students are elegible.

Requirements

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! 

Judges

Jordan Satok

Jordan Satok
Big Viking Games (VP of Strategic Partnerships)

Phil Frei

Phil Frei
WeScout (CEO)

Michael McDonald

Michael McDonald
Microsoft (Tech Evangelist)

Pablo Eder

Pablo Eder
Lani Labs (CEO)

Chris Labelle

Chris Labelle
Mosaic Manufacturing (Co-Founder)

Peng-Sang Cau

Peng-Sang Cau
Transformix Engineering (President & CEO)

Oren Harris

Oren Harris
Shopify (Apps Team)

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    Is the project a unique, breakthrough, or innovative idea that pushes beyond the problem to be solved?
  • Technical difficulty
    Was the problem difficult to solve? Does the implementation involve multiple services interacting with one another?
  • Polish
    Does the output posses remarkable, clean overall design that engages users? Is the user interface efficient and easy to use?
  • Usefulness
    Does the output have value and potential for long-term utility by target users?