nwHacks is the largest hackathon in Western Canada, happening on March 13-15 in the Life Sciences Atrium in UBC.

nwHacks is the largest hackathon in Western Canada, happening on March 13-15 in the Kaiser and MCLD Buildings in UBC. nwHacks will take place over 36h from Friday night till Sunday Morning

 

nwHacks is more than a hackathon - its about growing and connecting the community of awesome hackers. 

 

Anyone and everyone is welcome at nwHacks, from hackathon veterans to first-timers! 

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Eligibility

- Teams can have a maximum of 5 members (all members must be physically present at nwHacks)

 

Requirements

- Platforms (iOS, Android, Web / Mobile Web, Mac, Windows, hardware hacks)

- Must include both submission and video demo

- Must select which sponsorship prizes you are going for

How to enter

- Make your app (any platform is accepted)

- Produce your video demo and post it on Youtube or Vimeo

- Submit your app and video

- Attend the expo

- Wait for judgement announcements and final demos

Judges

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Khurram Virani
Cofounder, LighthouseLabs

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Pierre Buegnot
Cofounder, Axiom Zen

Don Burks

Don Burks
Head Instructor, Lighthouse Labs

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Arvinder
Senior Instructor, Lighthouse Labs

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Anders Fung
Co-Founder. Learnquiq

Jerry Tian
Cofounder, ContentDJ

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AJ Carter
Co-Founder, Betskeez

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Jake Tyler
CEO, Payso

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Ola Mogstad
CA Technologies

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Derek Gaw
Co-Founder, Makerlabs

Judging Criteria

  • Usefulness
    How practical the hack is and whether or not it solves real problems.
  • Design
    How easy and intuitive the interface is to navigate
  • Technical Difficulty
    How hard the hack was (technically) to implement/engineering/build.
  • Presentation
    How polished/well presnted/finished the hack was during the expo and he demo.