QHacks 2020 is back for another year of collaboration, ideation, and creativity!

The Official Hackathon of Queen's University

QHacks 2020 is back for another year of collaboration, ideation, and creativity! More than 300 students from across North America will come together on January 31st - February 2nd for a weekend of awesome hacking. Attend workshops, play with hardware, take part in hacker challenges, and meet some new friends while turning your dreams into reality. Out-of-the-box thinkers, creatives, and innovators from all faculties and skill levels are encouraged to apply. We can't wait to see you there!

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Prizes

$CAD1,587 in prizes

QHacks - Overall Winning Team (3)

Every hacker of the top team will receive an Ultimate Ears Boom 3 Portable Speakers and a Sketch license.

TD - Green Hack (4)

TD will review any hacks submitted with a “green theme”, which could extend to money/finance, the environment, sustainability, or simply, the color.
Prize: 4 x $100 for winning team

Mayor’s Innovation Challenge (8)

Two of the top teams will be given direct entry into the Mayor’s Innovation Challenge pitch competition on Thursday, February 27th.

Sun Life - Best Health Hack (4)

Sun Life is excited to be back at Qhacks, sponsoring the prize category for Best Health Hack. Stop by the Sun Life booth to chat about our many co-ops and new grad opportunities in digital, data and analytics, and security. The prize is a $100 Amazon gift card for each team member

Best UiPath Automation Hack (4)

Build or add automation to your hack using UiPath! Each winning team member will receive a Limited Edition UiPath Branded Backpack and an opportunity to interview for a UiPath Internship in 2020 with a high recommendation! Visit https://hack.mlh.io/prizes/ for more info.

Best use of Google Cloud (4)

Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: g.co/cloud. Each winning team member will receive a Google Nest Mini. Visit https://hack.mlh.io/prizes/ for more info.

Best Domain Registered with Domain.com (4)

Register a domain using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a Domain.com branded backpack. Visit https://hack.mlh.io/prizes/ for more info.

Most Creative Radar.io Hack (4)

Build the most creative hack using Radar's SDKs and APIs for geofencing, location search, and geocoding. Some ideas for location-aware projects include a delivery tracker, campus building locator, and a Find my Friends clone. Winning team members will be eligible to win a Tile Sticker Smart Tracker and a chance to be featured by Radar. Visit https://hack.mlh.io/prizes/ for more info.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Enoch Tam

Enoch Tam
Google

Cameron Gorrie

Cameron Gorrie
Top Hat

Nicole Fitzgerald

Nicole Fitzgerald
Microsoft

Anuj Arora

Anuj Arora
ada

Gordon Gibson

Gordon Gibson
ada

Stefan Sokic

Stefan Sokic
Kindred

Alex Adusei

Alex Adusei
Twitter

Rakan Al-Shawaf

Rakan Al-Shawaf
makeship

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    Application of project in an unexpected/original manner. Project portrays clever use of available resources.
  • Functionality
    Experience of the presentation was complete and well explained. Provided an impressive experience from start to end.
  • Technical Ability
    Used appropriate technical tools and seems to be built in a logical and well-structured manner.
  • Design
    Presentation was polished and well structured. Design is clean and aesthetically pleasing.