Trent University's Annual Hackathon!

Taking place from November 2nd - 4th at Trent University's Student Centre, 350 students will compete to create software and hardware projects within 37 hours.

Electric City Hacks invites programmers of all skill levels and experience to come together to learn and invent products that solve a variety of issues that are seen in today's world.

With companies such as Innovation Cluster, TD, and FreshBooks attending, there will be many opportunities for students to engage with representatives and inquire about future career opportunites.

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Prizes

$1,770 in prizes

First Place Overall

Electric City Hacks will be presenting a $200 Amazon Gift Card and a student license for Maple for each member of the team that wins first place overall.

Second Place Overall

Electric City Hacks will be presenting a $150 Amazon Gift Card for each member of the team that wins first place overall.

Third Place Overall

Electric City Hacks will be presenting a $100 Amazon Gift Card for each member of the team that wins first place overall.

Best Green Hack

TD Will be presenting a prize to each member of the team with the best 'green' hack.

Most Accessible Hack

The Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster is presenting a prize to the team with the best accessibility hack.

Best Product Pitch

The Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster is presenting a prize to the team with the best product pitch during the demo period on Sunday.

Most Innovative Software Hack

Trent University's Computing and Information Systems department will be awarding a $100 Amazon Gift Card to the team with the most innovative piece of software.

Best use of Algolia

Use Algolia's search API in your project. Each winning team member will receive a Casio Calculator Watch.

Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

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 Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit.

Best use of Google Cloud Platform

Use Google Cloud Platform in your hack. Each winning team member will receive a Google Home Mini, max 4 per team.

Best use of HERE.com

Use HERE.com's mapping API or SDK in your project.

Best IoT Hack using a Qualcomm Device

Use a Qualcomm device, like the Dragonboard 410C, in your IoT project. Each winning team member will receive their own DragonBoard 410C.

Best use of Project Management

Peter Northrop is presenting a prize to the group that shows the best project management.

Best Beginner Hack

Electric City Hacks will be presenting a Raspberry Pi 3 B Plus to each member of the team with the best beginner hack. In order to be eligible, the team must not have attended more than two hackathons prior to this event.

Best Health Hack

Electric City Hacks will be presenting a $50 Amazon gift card to each member of the team with the best health hack, whether physical or mental.

Best Agricultural Hack

Electric City Hacks will be presenting an Anker Bluetooth Speaker to each member of the team with the best agricultural hack.

Best Machine Learning Hack

Electric City Hacks will be presenting a 3rd Gen Echo Dot to each member of the team with the best machine learning hack.

Best Database Hack

Electric City Hacks will be presenting a 1TB Seagate External Hard Drive to each member of the team with the best database hack.

Best use of Clarifai's API

Use Clarifai's image or video recognition API or SDK in your project. One winning team will be selected from all MLH Member Events each weekend.

Best use of the Cisco Webex Teams API

Use the Webex Teams API or mobile SDK in your project. One winning team will be selected from all MLH Member Events each weekend. Each member of the winning team will receive a power bank.

Snap Kit Weekly Challenge

Use Snap Kit in your hack. One winning team will be selected from all MLH Member Events each weekend and top entries will be reviewed by Snap engineers. Each winning team member will receive a pair of Spectacles by Snapchat.

Best Educational Hack

JetBrains will present a license key to each member of the team with the best educational hack.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Any student who has hacked at and been accepted to Electric City Hacks is able to submit a project.

Participants

Students from secondary and post-secondary schools may take part in Electric City Hacks.

Team Size

Teams can have up to 4 members of registered hackers who must be present at the event.

 

Judges

John Collinson

John Collinson
Vice President, Business Technology, TD Insurance

Matthew Barnes

Matthew Barnes
Software Dev, Freshbooks

Andrea Bonner

Andrea Bonner
Senior I&IT Project Manager, Ontario Government

Dexter Fichuk

Dexter Fichuk
Software Dev, Shopify

Richard Hurley

Richard Hurley
COIS Dept Head, Trent University

Michael Skinner

Michael Skinner
President & CEO, Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster

Peter Northrop

Peter Northrop
Project Management - PMP Agile

Vaz Minasyan

Vaz Minasyan
Lowfoot

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
  • Usefulness
  • Technicality
  • Polish