DeltaHacks V :: Hack for Change

Welcome to DeltaHacks!

DeltaHacks is McMaster’s annual student hackathon for change. We want to encourage students in all fields of study to come together to build real world applications that create positive change. The difference between DeltaHacks and other hackathons is that we embrace elements of design thinking to make hacks that solve real world problems. 

The ultimate goal behind this hackathon is to include, not only the engineering and computer science students, but all talented individuals from all backgrounds to collaborate, create, and bring ideas to life. We want you to shoot for the stars.

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Eligibility

All high school, college, and university students who are 18 or older at the time of the event are eligible to participate.

There is a maximum team size of 4!

Requirements

Submit by 12:00 PM (Noon) on Jan 27, 2019.

Include a detailed description, title, all team member's names, as well as links to GitHub or any other media that you created.

Judges

Ray Truant

Ray Truant
Professor in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences - McMaster University, Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board - The Huntington Society of Canada

Yiguo Sun

Yiguo Sun
Software Developer - DF/Net Software

Andrew LeClair

Andrew LeClair
Council Representative - CAS

Chris Feher

Chris Feher
Software Engineer - Google

Ashton Rankin

Ashton Rankin
Product Manager - Vidyard

Zheng Zheng

Zheng Zheng
Prev. Senior Software Development Engineer - Adobe

Kanishka Goel

Kanishka Goel
Assistant Vice President - Citi

Vaishali Goel

Vaishali Goel
Assistant Vice President - Citi

Ana Campos

Ana Campos
Director, School of Interdisciplinary Science - McMaster University

Rachel O'Neill

Rachel O'Neill

Jacques Carette

Jacques Carette
Associate Professor - McMaster University

Jonathan Dushoff

Jonathan Dushoff
Associate Professor Mathematical Biology - McMaster University

Heather Sheardown

Heather Sheardown
Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering - McMaster University

Chinmay Patel

Chinmay Patel
CEO - BlockX Labs

Rajat Arora

Rajat Arora
Software/DevOps Engineer - Equifax

Tancred Yip

Tancred Yip
CEO - Urban Minerva Inc.

Alyssia Jovellanos

Alyssia Jovellanos
Software Engineer - Google

Jannelle Hinds

Jannelle Hinds
Founder - Helping Hands

Prasann Pandya

Prasann Pandya
Co-Founder - Pāṇini AI

Tony Cai

Tony Cai
Product Lead/Developer - ConsenSys

Damian Tran

Damian Tran
Founder - aiFive Technologies

Umar Azhar

Umar Azhar
Co-founder/CTO - Hypercare

Rachel Cheng

Rachel Cheng
UI/UX Designer - Hypercare

Judging Criteria

  • Technical
    The project's level of difficulty relative to the team's overall skill. The pursuit of learning by each hacker.
  • Social Impact
    A project that has a meaningful impact on society (ex: addresses a social issue, or provides a solution that benefits multiple groups, etc.).
  • Originality
    A project that hasn't been done before. A creative solution to a problem that wows the audience.
  • Feasibility and UX Design
    It is realistic and feasible to use this project. The user experience is pleasant.
  • Presentation
    The motivation and project idea is clear. The project pitch and demo is captivating, compelling and convincing.