StarterHacks is a hackathon at uWaterloo that is all about learning and harboring a culture of creation and collaboration. Starterhacks is aimed towards first-time hackers.
$CAD2,000 in prizes
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.
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.
Most Creative Radar.io Hack
Build the most creative hack using Radar's SDKs and APIs for geofencing, location search, and geocoding. Some ideas for location-aware projects include a delivery tracker, campus building locator, and a Find my Friends clone. Winning team members will be eligible to win a Tile Sticker Smart Tracker and a chance to be featured by Radar.
Best Project in the Fintech Space
Presented by Scotiabank
This prize is presented to projects tackling problems in fintech. Winning team will get a meeting with a senior director at Scotiabank as well as 6 months of a coding school for each member!
The Future of ATMs
Presented by RBC
What is future of ATMs? Students bring a fresh and innovative perspective to the way we do business, so we are always looking for ways to push the boundaries of banking. Winning team will receive a $2000 team prize and a guaranteed interview at RBC!
Best use of AWS
Presented by AWS
The winning team will receive a lunch with AWS Startup team in Toronto as well as a tour of the Amazon fulfillment center where they can see the cutting edge of robotics in action!
Best UiPath Automation Hack
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
All students accepted into StarterHacks 2020 are eligible to submit projects.
Teams cannot be over 5 people.
Please submit your powerpoint for the pitch as well as all team members.
Software Dev Coach - Manulife
CTO - Inksmith
Director, CS - University of Waterloo
Director, Communication and Strategy - University of Waterloo
Lecturer - University of Waterloo
CEO - PASS Kit
CEO - Sienci Labs
Splunk Consultant - Discovered Intelligence Inc.
Founder - Ecential
Founder and CEO - HiHoMobility.com
Consultant - Deloitte
Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering PhD Candidate - University of Waterloo
Procurement Operations - Bell Canada
Senior Technical Evangelist - Amazon Web Services
Solutions Architect - Amazon Web Services
Senior Specialist Solutions Architect (Startups) - Amazon Web Services
BASc Computer Engineering - University of Waterloo
Cloud Developer - RBC
Development Lead, Robotics Automation - RBC
DevOps Engineer - RBC
AI Consultant - Deloitte
Marketing Manager - GrowthDriver.io
Founder - TobyX
You will be judged on how your tech was implemented. This criterion does not have any bearing on how fancy the tech is but on how seamlessly you have used it. Please include your process in your pitch. x/10 points
You will be judged on the logic you used to design the project. Rather than aesthetic, you will be given points for how easy it is to use and how intuitive the design is. x/10 points
Does your pitch flow well? Are you explaining the purpose and need for your project in the real world? Did you explain your process of creating this project? Can you ever monetize it? If so, how? x/20 points
Did you research if something like this already exists? If it already exists, how is your project better than that? It is okay if the idea is not built fully - tell us what else you would if you had all the resources in the world! x/10 points
Throughout the weekend mentors will vote on what teams are standing out. So talk to them to ensure you are nominated for the Mentor's Choice award! :)