Hackathon For Change

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 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 food, venue, and workshops to provide even the most seasoned veterans with new experiences. Now in our 6th year running, DeltaHacks VI is our biggest and best DeltaHacks yet. Join us this January and take part in an experience you won’t forget!

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Prizes

$CAD21,635 in prizes

1st Place

Canon Rebel SL3 per team member

2nd Place

Nintendo Switch per team member

3rd Place

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.

ITE Challenge

$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

Innovation Factory

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.

TD Bank (2)

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

ArcelorMittal Dofasco

Innovative use of any of the following technologies: Machine Learning, AI or IoT

Materials (3)

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.

Algorand (2)

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.

Hypercare

Any hack focused in the health care space is eligible for the Hypercare challenge prize!

Digital Ocean

$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.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Kevin Browne

Kevin Browne

Rachel O'Neill

Rachel O'Neill

Andrew Blakney

Andrew Blakney

Natalie Chin

Natalie Chin

Zichen Jiang

Zichen Jiang

John Renfrew

John Renfrew

Royston Rebello

Royston Rebello

Yiguo Sun

Yiguo Sun

Sean Karoonian

Sean Karoonian

Sarah Khan

Sarah Khan

Colin Grey

Colin Grey

Peter Jennings

Peter Jennings

Kumail Naqvi

Kumail Naqvi

Mohamed Fouda

Mohamed Fouda

Carla Velastegui

Carla Velastegui

Zheng Zheng

Zheng Zheng

Kaveen Kumarasinghe

Kaveen Kumarasinghe

Rober Boshra

Rober Boshra

Afzal Najam

Afzal Najam

Valeriia Zub

Valeriia Zub

Prasann

Prasann

Ishmeet Singh

Ishmeet Singh

Judging Criteria

  • Technical
  • Social Impact
  • Originality
  • Presentation