JAMHacks 2 is Waterloo’s biggest high school hackathon! On May 5-6, we are bringing together 200 students from high schools all over Ontario for a full 24 hours of creating, learning and innovating.

See https://jamhacks.ca for the schedule and more information!

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$5,950 in prizes

1st Place

For each team member (up to 4):
• $500 Indico API credits
• choice of one Google Home or Google Home Mini device
• choice of one Jetbrains or Sketch software license
• PC game from EA

2nd Place

For each team member (up to 4):
• $250 Indico API credits
• choice of one Google Home or Google Home Mini device
• PC game from EA

3rd Place

For each team member (up to 4):
• $100 Indico API credits
• choice of one Jetbrains or Sketch software license
• PC game from EA

Best Beginner Team

For each team member (up to 4):
• $50 Amazon.ca gift card
• PC game from EA

Best Game

• Single "4-pack" gift card to Ctrl V Virtual Reality Arcade
For each team member (up to 4):
• 2 PC games from EA

Best Hardware Hack

For each team member (up to 4):
• Raspberry Pi Zero Starter Kit
• PC game from EA

Best .TECH Domain Name

• $250 Amazon Voucher

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

  • All code for your project must be written between 3:00pm on Saturday, May 5th, 2018, and 3:00pm on Sunday, May 6th, 2018. You may use any publically available libraries/packages.
  • All team members must be physically present at the event to qualify for judging.
  • All team members must be enrolled in an Ontario high school to qualify for judging.
  • For the Best Beginner Team prize, this must be the first time that any of the team members have submitted a project to any hackathon, with the exception of up to one experienced hacker.

Judges

Judges

Judges

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity ( /10)
    Is the idea unique and innovative?
  • Usefulness ( /5)
    What are the real-world applications?
  • Presentation ( /5)
    Does it look polished and professional?
  • Technical Difficulty ( /5)
    What type of technical challenges did you solve?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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