Official Hackathon of Queen's University

QHacks 2018 is back for another year of collaboration, ideation, and creativity! More than 500 students from across North America will come together on February 2nd-4th for a weekend of awesome hacking. Attend workshops, play with hardware, take part in hacker challenges, and meet some new friends while turning your dreams into reality. Out-of-the-box thinkers, creatives, and innovators from all faculties and skill levels are encouraged to apply. We can't wait to see you there!

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Eligibility

Any college or university student at any skill level! All you need is a passion for design/data/tech, and a willingness to learn! We welcome applicants from all fields of study.

 

Unfortunately we cannot accept any high school students to our event as result of liability issues within our school. We are sorry if this disappoints anyone but we encourage you to apply when you done high school.

Judges

Keith Horwood

Keith Horwood
Founder and CEO - StdLib

Olivier Giner

Olivier Giner
Vice President and Principle - iGan Partners

Mike Welsh

Mike Welsh
Head of Mobile Engineering - Ritual

Jason Miller

Jason Miller
Software Engineer - Google

Jessica Bredschneider

Jessica Bredschneider
Kingston Chapter Lead - Ladies Learning Code

James Simpson

James Simpson
Software Engineer - IBM

Zak Hemraj

Zak Hemraj
Co-Founder and CEO - Loopio

Alvin Xu

Alvin Xu
Arfront Technologies - AR Developer

Enoch Tam

Enoch Tam
Software Engineer - Nest

Dana Lee

Dana Lee
Software Engineer - Spotify

Pablo Eder

Pablo Eder
CEO - Lani Labs

Damon Richardson

Damon Richardson
CTO - PropertySpark

Mike King

Mike King
Director (Strategic Accounts) - iTMethods

Matas Sriubiskis

Matas Sriubiskis
CEO - RockMass Technologies

Derek Vogt

Derek Vogt
Co-Founder and CTO - Mosaic

Robin Dawes

Robin Dawes
Associate Professor - Queen's Computing

Julie Driver

Julie Driver
Founder - ARtefactVR

Judging Criteria

  • Technicality
    What type of technical challenges did the group deal with?
  • Uniqueness
    Is the project a unique, breakthrough, or innovative idea that pushes beyond the problem to be solved?
  • Design
    Does the output possess remarkable, clean overall design that engages users? Is the user interface efficient and easy to use?
  • Practicality
    How useful is this demo based on the problem they are trying to solve?
  • Wow Factor
    Are you blown away by what you see?
  • Note:
    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.