Canada's First Sharing Hackathon.

Sharing is one of the few ideas we can all access - something that directly affects our day-to-day lives. The more technology we build to share our moments, perspectives, and lives, the better equipped we are to engage and redefine the human experience.

Nowadays, this idea is at the heart of the world's hottest startups. Snapchat, Uber, and Airbnb - they define the media’s buzzwords du jour: ride sharing, file sharing, sharing economy. Directly or not, they connect people to one another. And with the technology we have today, it's only a matter of time before even more brilliant ideas come to fruition.

We've prepared a weekend full of new learning opportunities for you. Get ready to get your hands wet with new technologies, pushing your limits, and making new friends. Just show up ready to go, and we'll handle the rest!

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Prizes

$15,300 in prizes

First Place

First Place winners for best overall hack will receive a Dell Tablet and a set of Audio-Technica Professional Headphones.

Second Place

Second Place winners for best overall hack will receive a Fujifilm Instax and a Holy Stone Mini Quadcopter.

Third Place

Third Place winners for best overall hack will receive an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite.

Best use of Clarifai's API (2)

DSLR Cameras and Custom Skateboards for each member of the winning team, valued at $500 USD each.

Most Promising Future Startup (7)

Accelerator Centre will award its AC Pathfinder Market Validation Program to teams that develop exciting ideas with the potential to become valuable companies.

indico API

indico will award $1,000 in indico API credit to each member of the winning team which makes best use of indico API, the more creative the better!

Best Domain Name by Domain.com

The team with the best domain name will receive swag bags containing Sparkfun Redboards on behalf of Domain.com

Best Developer Tools by GitHub

The team that creates the best tools for their developers will receive Octocat Statues on behalf of GitHub

Best Use of Amazon Web Services

1 TB external hard drives for the best use of Amazon Web Services in your hack!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

  • Teams may have a maximum of 4 members
  • All team members must be physically present at NHacks '16 
  • All team members must have been accepted through NHacks.io and must register upon arrival to the event

Requirements

All current high school and university students who have been accepted by the sign up process through NHacks.io are eligible to participate and submit projects at the end of the 36 hour hacking period. 

Judges

Martin Laws

Martin Laws
Lighthouse Labs

David Awad

David Awad
Major League Hacking

Mike Swift

Mike Swift
Major League Hacking

Clinton Ball

Clinton Ball
Accelerator Centre

Cami Williams

Cami Williams
Clarifai

Slater Victoroff

Slater Victoroff
Indico

Diana Yuan

Diana Yuan
Indico

Nima Gardideh

Nima Gardideh
Western University

Chris Nguyen

Chris Nguyen
Western University

Daniel Deng

Daniel Deng
Western University

Samveg Shah

Samveg Shah
Western University

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    Is your hack unique or does it touch on unexplored territory?
  • Impact
    Does your hack have potential to create a widespread social or industry impact?
  • Theme
    Does your hack draws on our theme of “sharing” in a meaningful way?
  • Technical
    Does your hack demonstrate a creative application of technical ability?