This September, join over 1000 students from around the world at the University of Waterloo to collaborate and create something extraordinary in 36 hours.
This is an event for hackers who choose to learn because they can, and build because they love it. Let us take care of the details — just bring your creativity and come bring your ideas to life.
$52,250 in prizes
Hack the North Finalist (14)
The finalists of Hack the North 2017!
Best Use of Blockchain
Hack the North and Consensys will award $2000 in Ethereum to the team that best utilises blockchain technology in their hack.
Canadian Open Data
The Canadian Open Data Exchange will award a bagpack full of swag and a $100 Amazon Gift Card to each member of the team that best utilises Canadian Open Data.
CANSOFCOM will award the team with the best solution to their challenge with a unique one of a kind CANSOFCOM experience featuring: One-on-One discussions with CANSOFCOM Operators, Hands-on with CANSOFCOM drone technology, Student employment opportunity with CANSOFCOM, Custom Shadow box with CANSOFCOM memorabilia, CANSOFCOM and Canadian Armed Forces SWAG.
Cockroach Labs will award $1000 to the team that best utilises CockroachDB.
Coinbase will award $1000 in bitcoin or ethereum to the team that best utilises the Coinbase API.
eSentire will award a Samsung Galaxy Tab A to each member of the team that best utilises the Cymon Open Threat Intelligence API.
Google will award a Nintendo Switch Console to each member of the winning team and a Firebase trophy to the who team that best utilises the Firebase Platform.
IBM will award an Ultimate Ears ROLL 2 Bluetooth Speaker to each member of the team that best utilises the IBM Watson Visual Recognition API.
Microsoft will award a Surface Laptop to each member of the team that best utilises the Azure Bot service API.
Pagerduty will award a $150 Best Buy gift card to each member of the team that best utilises the Pagerduty API.
Square will award a $100 Amazon Gift Card and a Square Branded TIMBUK2 bag to each member of the team that best utilises the Square point of sale API.
Vitech will award a $2000 American Express Gift Card to the team that best utilises the Vitech's Insurance Data.
XE.com will award a pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Headphones to each member of the team that best utilises the XE.com API.
Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS
$30 Amazon Gift Card
Best Domain Name from Domain.com
Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit
Best IoT Using a Qualcomm Device
410C Dragonboard for each team member
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
All project submissions must be submitted on Devpost by 9:00 AM EDT on Sunday, September 17, 2017.
All hackers must follow the Code of Conduct.
Founding Advisor, Project Include
General Partner, 1517 Fund
Founder, Project Dark
Tiffani Ashley Bell
Founder, The Human Utility
What type of technical challenges did the group deal with?
How unique and innovative is the demo? Can it be found in previous submissions?
How useful is this demo based on the problem they are trying to solve?
Is the project visually appealing? Does the project have a pleasant user experience?
Are you blown away by what you see?
The potential for your hack to become a company/startup will receive no special consideration. You are not allowed to use a powerpoint/slides during judging; you must do a live demo of what you made.