UBC Okanagan's first ever hackathon!

BCHacks 2020 is the first hackathon taking place on the beautiful UBC Okanagan campus. You and over 180 students will engage in creating innovative apps, websites, hardware projects and more! You and a team of 3-4 people will be given 24 hours to develop a project of your choosing, at the end of which you will present to a panel of judges for the chance to win prizes. 

More info can be found at the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/543557346483183/ 

Our website: https://www.bchacks.com

 

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Prizes

$CAD2,320 in prizes

1st Place

The 1st place winners will each receive an Xbox One game console.

2nd Place

The 2nd place winners will each receive a Fitbit.

3rd Place

The 3rd place winners will each receive an EA PS4 or Xbox game of their choosing.

Best Women Team

The best project built by a team with at least 50% female hackers will each receive a Google Home Mini.

Best High-School Team

The best project built by a team with at least 50% high school students will each receive an EA PS4 or Xbox game of their choosing.

Hacker's Choice

The team that built the best project by popular vote will each receive an Amazon Echo Dot.

Best First Time Hackers

The best project built by a team of entirely first time hackers will each receive an EA PS4 or Xbox game of their choosing.

Best Hardware Project

The team with the best project utilizing hardware will each receive a Google Chromecast.

Best Idea

The team with the best idea will each receive an EA PS4 or Xbox game of their choosing.

Best use of Google Cloud

Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: g.co/cloud. Each winning team member will receive a Google Home Mini.

Best Automation Hack with UiPath

Build or add automation to your hack using UiPath! Each winning team member will receive a Limited Edition UiPath Branded Backpack and an opportunity to interview for a UiPath Internship in 2020 with high recommendation!

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Register a domain using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a Domain.com branded backpack.

Best use of Blockstack

Create an app using the Blockstack Platform. Each winning team member will receive a pair of Apple BeatsX Earphones. The opportunity with Blockstack doesn't end with the event. Any app built with Blockstack during a hackathon that successfully registers for the App Mining program will receive an additional $200 reward.

Judges

Dr. Apurva Narayan

Dr. Apurva Narayan
UBC Okanagan

Vivek Arulnathan

Vivek Arulnathan
UBC Okanagan

Jim Nastos

Jim Nastos
Okanagan College

Dean Richerts

Dean Richerts
UBC Okanagan

Saajid Farooq

Saajid Farooq
MLH

Judging Criteria

  • Technical
    How much technical knowledge was required to build this project? How difficult is the problem being solved?
  • Usability
    How well does the project function in use? Is it easy to use? Does it accomplish the goal that was set to be achieved?
  • Wow Factor
    Is this an exciting project? Does this make you go, "wow!"?
  • Level of Completion
    How complete and usable is the project? Does it work?
  • Learning
    How much did the team need to learn to pull off the project?