Challenge yourself to provide solutions that both spark creativity and provide business value

HackRegina is hosting its first hackathon since it's length break. Duke it out with other developers, designers, and analysts to make an application for fame and prizes. Experiment with new technologies and provided APIs to create solutions that sparkle with creativity and marketability. All experience levels are welcome as we hope to provide the opportunity to work with the best and brightest in Regina.

SCHEDULE

08:00 | Doors open, check-in, coffee and breakfast is served
08:30 | Introduction and overview
08:50 | Team registration
09:00 | Start hacking!
12:00 | Lunch
17:00 | Submit your project
17:00 | Supper
18:00 | Demo presentations
19:00 | Judging and winners announced
19:00 | Wrap-up and socializing

 

View full rules

Prizes

$CAD2,375 in prizes

Best Overall Hack

This prize is reserved for the project that makes you think not only "I wish I thought of that!" but "I wish I could make that!" as well.

Best Technical Feat

This prize is reserved for the project that doesn't use your traditional tech stack but explores uncharted territory. This project should actually demonstrate cool new tech rather than just talking about.

Best Business Opportunity

This prize is reserved for the project that has the opportunity to turn around and start a new business with the project. The project needs to speak for the business, this prize is focused the implementation of the project, not the business model.

Best Student Hack

Half or more of your team must be currently enrolled in secondary or post-secondary education.

Crowd Favourite

This prize is reserved for the project that has the most votes from the public voting.

Wolfram Award (3)

The Wolfram Award for everyone on your top three teams (appointed by the judges) via award letter with a maximum of five individuals per team. This award is for a year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

  • Individuals who are at least the age of majority as of the time of entry (“Eligible Individuals”)
    • If you're under the legal age of majority, you must present a signed permission slip from your parent or legal guardian.
  • Teams of Eligible Individuals (“Teams”)
  • Any developers, designers, analysts, or anyone interested in software development are eligible to participate.
  • Must be registered with a valid Eventbrite ticket
  • Must be in attendance for presentations
  • To be eligible for the student category prize, 50% or more of your team must be enrolled in primary, secondary, or post-secondary education as of either September 1st, 2018 or January 1st, 2019.

Requirements

The following is required for submission:

  • A link to your repo hosting the source code
  • A written summary of your application and what it does
  • Any materials required for presentation

How to enter

  1. Register for the HackRegina Hackathon on this page.
  2. Secure your spot with an Eventbrite ticket.
  3. Learn about our sponsors' APIs and consider reading through our starter kit.
  4. Build! Create a new project. Shoot a demo video or prepare a live demo that demonstrates your project in action. Compose a written summary of your application and what it does.
  5. Provide a way to access your project for judging and testing. Include a link to your repo hosting the source code and all deployment files and testing instructions needed for testing your project. (The Github or BitBucket code repository may be public or private. If the repository is private, share access with info@hackregina.com).
  6. Submit your project before January 12th, 2019 @ 5:30 pm CST and be sure to share the links to access to the repo and the deployment files.

Judges

Craig Fiske

Craig Fiske
CEO at Vivvo and Managing Partner at ITC

Chad McCallum

Chad McCallum
Software Developer at myComply

Tony Arkles

Tony Arkles
Owner at Persea Systems

Judging Criteria

  • Quality of the Idea
    Includes creativity and originality of the idea.
  • Implementation of the Idea
    Includes how complete and stable is the implementation of the idea.
  • Potential Impact
    Includes the extent to which the solution can be widely useful.