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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Prizes

$CAD17,135 in prizes

1st Place

1 Nintendo Switch per team member + MLH Winner Medal

2nd Place

1 ASUS 23.6" Gaming Monitor per team member + MLH Winner Medal

3rd Place

1 Amazon Echo per team member + MLH Winner Medal

Triangle Challenges - 1st Place

1 pair of Sennheiser HD 4.40 wireless headphones per team member.

Your project must be based on one of the challenges at www.deltahacks.com/trianglechallenges.

Triangle Challenges - 2nd Place

1 Anova Sous Vide Cooker per team member.

Your project must be based on one of the challenges at www.deltahacks.com/trianglechallenges.

Triangle Challenges - 3rd Place

1 Star Chart of the night sky as seen from DeltaHacks on Jan 26-27 per team member.

Your project must be based on one of the challenges at www.deltahacks.com/trianglechallenges.

Best IoT Hack

1 Smart LED Bulb per team member

Best Beginner Hack

1 Amazon Echo Dot per team member

Best Healthcare Hack

1 FitBit Alta HR per team member

Best Humour Hack

1 Joking Hazard card game per team member

Social Media Contest Prizes (3)

1 Google Home Mini each.

Visit https://www.deltahacks.com/contests for more information.

Smash Bros Tournament (2)

1 Google Home Mini per team member. (Team size of 2)

Visit https://www.deltahacks.com/contests for more information.

Innovation Factory/Canada Cartages - Cargo Theft Challenge - 1st Place

1 iPhone XR per team member

Innovation Factory/Canada Cartages - Cargo Theft Challenge - 2nd Place

1 Nintendo Switch per team member

Innovation Factory/Canada Cartages - Cargo Theft Challenge - 3rd Place

1 pair of Beats Wireless Headphones per team member

TD - Artificial Intelligence Challenge (2)

1 Google Home Mini for each member for the top 2 teams

RBC - Made From Scratch

$2000 visa gift card for the team. A guaranteed interview for a summer co-op position at RBC within GTI.

McMaster Materials Department - The Ultimate Image Analysis Software - 1st Place

$600 cash prize + Materials Engineering Plaque

McMaster Materials Department - The Ultimate Image Analysis Software - 2nd Place

$200 cash prize + Materials Engineering Plaque

McMaster Materials Department - The Ultimate Image Analysis Software - 3rd Place

$100 cash prize + Materials Engineering Plaque

The Forge Outstanding Technology Award (2)

$500 cash to the top two teams.

CIBC - Bridge Between Mobile and Retail Banking

A guaranteed interview for each team member for a summer co-op position within technology at CIBC.

ArcelorMittal Dofasco - Transforming Tomorrow Challenge

1 Google Home Mini per team member

MLH - Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

1 Raspberry Pi Kit per team member

MLH - Best Use of Google Cloud Platform

Google Home Minis for each team member

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

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.