Welcome to UofTHacks VII, a 36-hour nonstop celebration of technology. Whether you’re a beginner hacker or veteran, there is something for you here. We’ll have workshops and mentors to help you learn and grow, recruiters to help your professional development, and great prizes for the most impressive and creative hacks. We’d love it if you #celebratewithus!
We welcome hackers of all experience levels. Our maximum team size is 4.
Hackers must submit a general summary of their project, Github URLs or any other written code for judging.
$16,830 in prizes
- Xbox One S All-Digital Edition 1TB Console with Minecraft, Sea of Thieves & Forza Horizon 3 for each member
-MLH Winner Pin
- Sketch License for each member
-Wolfram Award: 1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro. 375.00) for each member
-Fitbit Versa Lite Edition Smartwatch OR GOTRAX SRX Self-Balancing Hoverboard with Bluetooth Speakers
- Wolfram Award: 1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro. 375.00)
-Propel Star Wars TIE Fighter Advanced Battling Quadcopter Drone OR Sony XB12 EXTRA BASS Waterproof Bluetooth Wireless Speaker - Black
-Wolfram Award: 1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro. 375.00)
EPAM Engineering Excellence Challenge
Show us your best implementation of Machine Learning and DevOps!
Judging criteria includes the following: Originality, DIY and Coding Standards
All members of the winning team will receive DJI Mavic Mini Portable Drone + SanDisk Extreme microSD Card 128GB.
Sustainability Challenge by FIIX Software
Build a solution to prepare for a sustainable future in the fields of energy, infrastructure, or social equity.
All members of the winning team will receive a Google Home with + Raspberry Pi.
Most Innovative Use of Tech for Good by Accenture
This solution addresses a current problem or pain point using “Tech for Good.” The solution showcases innovation, creativity and is fundamentally unique from existing
· Solution is clear and concise from proof of concept to final product
· Solution shows potential for monetization (business case)
· Bonus points* if new and emerging technologies are used
All members of the winning team will receive:
- 4 Instax mini 9 Cameras (includes film) - Accenture Toronto Office Tour
Best Healthcare Chatbot by HyperCare
Build a chat bot that either is helpful for patients or providers.
Some sample ideas is finding the closest shelter, finding the closest care provider, figuring out drug dosages based on age, finding out a summary of a condition by tapping into resources such as WebMD, finding opening hours of potential places for referral such as specialist, finding the wait times of a hospital
Judging criteria: How polished the solution is, how big the pain point is, how realistic the solution fits the pain, and lastly the technical innovations behind it
All members of the winning team will receive:
- Resume, feedback, and practice mock coding interviews with our CTO, Umar Azhar
- Guaranteed Interview with HyperCare
- 1 Ticket for Cineplex each person for the team
- Potential publishing of the chatbot onto our application store for clinicians
Fashion Hack by Personifi
Make it easier for people to figure out what to wear or improve their personal style with the clothes they own. Empower people to look and feel their best with your hack!
$100 prepaid Visa gift card for each member of the winning team.
Best App on TODA by TODAQ
Team(s) may combine any other combination of technologies and/or
blockchains they see fit. Submissions must include a functioning code demonstration.
Thought starters for teams seeking inspiration are below:
1. Edtech - Self-sovereign student records.on TODA using the
TODA-as-a-service (‘TaaS’) open API platform, with TODA files representing
student credentials and academic record, educational rewards and loyalty.
2. Gaming - game items vault + trading . Use TODA and TaaS to create unique
gaming items with their own histories which players can own and trade
3. Ethical supply chain. Working demonstration of a solution that solves for a
supply chain good’s source and proof of provenance for component parts or
work done at any particular stage
5000 TDN and opportunity to interview for a summer internship for a TODAQ corporate partner project (e.g., GEMS Education for an edtech winner).
2500 TDN and $50 UofT Book Store gift card towards ESG merchandise and ticket to
1500 TDN, become a TODAQ Ambassador and a ticket to ComicCon Toronto March
Best use of Google Cloud
Google Home Minis
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.
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 Domain.com branded backpack.
Best UiPath Automation Hack
Limited Edition UiPath Branded Backpack and an opportunity to secure a 2020 Summer Internship at UiPath
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 high recommendation!
Most Innovation Solution- Royal Bank of Canada
“How might a digital-only bank of the future enable clients with a differentiated interaction experience?”
We invite you to dream, design, and develop a technical solution to differentiate the client experience interacting with a digital-only bank. How might increasingly hyper-aware consumers find financial products and services that are personally meaningful? How do people find the right help at the right time? How would you reimagine the client’s digital banking experience for the future? Think outside the banking box, what does the future of RBC look, talk, and feel like!
We are looking at the following areas for judging:
· The innovative solution addresses a current problem or pain point
·The solution is distinctive or fundamentally different from existing approaches. (Original)
· The solution is explained clearly and concisely from the concept to the final product
· $2,000 in VISA Gift-Cards
· Guaranteed Interviews for Summer Internships
Build With Blockchain - ChainSafe
Build something that involves a blockchain.
Best use of Voiceflow within a voice application
The prize will be an Amazon Echo Dot for all members of the winning team.
Best UiPath Bot
Build UiPath based Bot
Working prototype of a unique use case
A minimum of 2 applications handled
VR Headset, mention on RPABotPro.com website and all social media
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Must submit hack on devpost