DeltaHacks is the annual hackathon for change, it’s even in the name! The primary focus of DeltaHacks is to enable hackers from all over the world to make a change, whether it be in education, finance, health or any other field, we’re extremely passionate about hacking to make a positive change! We work with McMaster University to welcome hackers of all levels, from the novice to the most experienced! We supply the platform, workshops, events, and swag, to provide even the most seasoned veterans with new experiences. Now in our 6th year running, DeltaHacks 6 is our biggest and best DeltaHacks yet. Join us this January and take part in an experience you won’t forget!
$CAD21,635 in prizes
Canon Rebel SL3 per team member
Nintendo Switch per team member
Beats by Dr. Dre Studio3 Skyline Over-Ear Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones per team member
Best Education Hack
Does your hack promote or support learning? Have you ever thought education could be this fun? Then we have a Wireless Qi Charger Fast Charging Stand for each of your team members.
This prize is awarded to the team with the best hack related to education.
Best Finance Hack
Do you think you're the next Warren Buffett? Then we have Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker for each of your team members to fill up with up your cash money.
This prize is awarded to the team with the best hack related to finance.
Best Environment Hack
Do you like the earth? So do we. Become one with nature. Winners will receive Acer 21.5" FHD 60Hz 5ms GTG LED Gaming Monitors to look at more pictures of the earth.
This prize is awarded to the team with the best hack related to environment.
Best Health Hack
You don't need to be a doctor to save lives when your project can. Win a Fitbit Inspire Hr when you win this challenge.
This prize is awarded to the team with the best hack related to health.
Best Productivity Hack
Win this challenge and walk away with a Philips Hue White A19 Starter Kit 3 Pack to prove to your friends you really do have your life together.
This prize is awarded to the team with the best hack related to productivity.
$50 Amazon Gift Card per team member for the winners of this challenge presented by the ITE McMaster team
Hotel Dieu Shaver Challenge
$100 Amazon Gift Card per team member for the winners of this challenge presented by the Hotel Dieu Shaver team
Beasley Neighborhood Association Challenge
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera and Film per team member for the winners of this challenge presented by the Beasley Neighbourhood Association
Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (C/AV's) are coming! It will be a monumental shift in transportation technology not seen since the transition from horse drawn carriages to automotive vehicles. The challenge for municipalities like the City of Hamilton is the infrastructure needed to support hyper-connected C/AV's on our roads - what will this infrastructure look like, how will it support C/AV's and what other uses can this infrastructure be put to in order to justify the significant cost of deployment?
CITM @ Innovation Factory is at the forefront of trying to find the answers to these questions. We have deployed a infrastructure test bed at the McMaster Innovation Park consisting of IoT data collection points connected via 4G/LTE and fibre optics back haul networking to the cloud. Your challenge is to look to the future with this infrastructure test bed and envision use cases that will either enable (1) a smarter C/AV better prepared to be on our city streets or (2) a more connected city that is better enabled to serve it's inhabitants. This is your chance to "imagineer" the environment of the future that you will be living in!
All supporting documentation can be found here: https://www.citm.ca/deltahacks as well as at the Innovation Factory workshop.
The Ready Commitment Challenge - Ideas that impact any of the following four areas that support change, nurture progress and contribute to making the world a better, more inclusive place.
Financial Security - help people feel more confident about their future financially vibrant Planet, which helps improve the environment so people and economies can thrive.
Connected Communities - help people participate and be included in their community Better Health - create a more equitable health outcomes for all
Innovative use of any of the following technologies: Machine Learning, AI or IoT
Microstructure Image Analysis Tool. Participants to design a software tool that can autonomously analyze a wide range of microstructure images. The tool should output grain size, grain size distribution and phase fractions.
Using any of our dev tools to create a blockchain hack qualifies your team for prizes. However, the judging team will give preference to teams that demonstrate creative competence by:
1. Using one of the SDK's.
2. Using new Algorand features (ASA, Atomic Transfers, ASC1).
3. Using multiple dev tools.
An example solution would be to: Build a solution for asset management using one our SDK's, the solution should be able to:
* Create and configure assets
* Transfers Assets (different asset classes)
* Use TEAL logic around the asset transactions
* Bonus: Build a UI for the solution (command line, web based or other) in any language.
Any hack focused in the health care space is eligible for the Hypercare challenge prize!
$2000 worth of DigitalOcean credits are available for the team(s) that make the best use of DigitalOcean APIs
MLH Best UiPath Automation Hack
Build or add automation to your hack using UiPath! Each winning team member will receive a Limited Edition UiPath Branded Backpack.
MLH 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.
MLH Best Domain Registered with 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.
MLH Best use of MongoDB Atlas
Create a hack using MongoDB Atlas to host a database in the cloud! Automate the provisioning and deployment process with ease, while focusing all your efforts on your hack. Projects built using MongoDB Atlas will be eligible to win an AirCharge Plus per team member.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you: