Carleton University's CUHacking is the largest hackathon in Ottawa. The hackathon takes place over 24 hours, non-stop! Students can compete against each other and themselves; taking their ideas and making them a reality.
CUHacking will take place from March 31st to April 1st, 2018 and it will be hosted in the Residence Commons building on Carleton University's campus.
Any university, college, or high school student can participate, regardless of program.
Participants can work on any project they like, as long as it does not violate the MLH Code of Conduct and has something to do with technology.
A hardware lab provided by MLH will be available with Arduinos, Oculus Rifts, Amazon Echoes, and more!
To be fair, everyone starts their hack only once the event officially begins. We recommend setting up your environment (install Xcode, Android Studio, Git, etc) but don’t start hacking until the event!
$6,837 in prizes
Each member of the overall first place team will receive an MLH Medal and a Google Home Mini
Each member of the overall second place team will receive an MLH Medal and a Google Chromecast Video
Each member of the overall third place team will receive an MLH Medal and a Utopia 360 VR Headset
Martello: Take our API for a Test Drive and Bring Data to Life
Martello will award a Martello Hackathon Kit for the winning team making the best use of their API opened up just for this event! See Slack for more details on this challenge. This kit includes a Raspberry Pi, Alexa Dot, RBG Keyboard, and a $50 Amazon gift card.
Innovapost: Best Android Application
Innovapost will award a Google Home Mini to each member of the team demonstrating the best Android application
Best use of StdLib API
StdLib will award a Nintendo Switch to each member of the team demonstrating the best use of the StdLib API
InGenius: Most Innovative Natural Language UI Controller
Ingenius will award a full sized Google Home to each member of the team demonstrating the most innovative natural language UI controller
Best use of ChangeJar online payments
ChangeJar will award a $75 Amazon gift card to each member of the team demonstrating the best use of the ChangeJar API, and a $25 Amazon gift card to each member of the runner-up team
Best use of Indico API for Machine Learning
Indico will be awarding $500, $250, and $100 of Indico API credit to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams respectively for the best use of their API for machine learning.
Best Hack submitted on a DotTech Domain
DotTech will be awarding a $250 Amazon Gift Voucher for the best hack/website submitted on a .TECH domain (to be split among the team members)
Wolfram's Top 5 Teams
Wolfram will be awarding a year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition and Wolfram|Alpha Pro to each member of the top 5 teams.
Most Creative Hack
Each member of the team presenting the most creative hack will receive a Lego Creativity Box
Most Useless Hack
Each member of the team presenting the most useless hack will receive a mystery swag bag of equal uselessness
Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS
$250 AWS Credit
Best Domain Name from Domain.com
Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essentials Kit
Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm Device
DragonBoard 410C + Power Source
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
How technically impressive was the hack? Was the technical problem the team tackled difficult? Did it use a particularly clever technique or did it use many different components? Did the technology involved make you go "Wow"?
Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface? For a website, this might be about how beautiful the CSS or graphics are. For a hardware project, it might be more about how good the human-computer interaction is.
Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
Did the team stretch themselves and learn something new? What kind of projects have they worked on before? If a team which always does virtual reality projects decides to switch up and try doing a mobile app instead, that exploration should be rewarded.