Passionate about explorations through fields of emerging technologies? Want to SPRING INTO ACTION? Are you looking for some excitement from the comfort of home? TOHacks is BACK and will be held VIRTUALLY the weekend of May 8-9, 2021!
Based out of Toronto, Canada, this is the perfect opportunity to team up with friends and experience a weekend of engaging competition. We are accepting waitlist applications for late submissions. Note: this does mean you will get accepted into the event: https://forms.gle/TxuX5ShYvesBmoD18
Event Schedule (all times Toronto time):
Check-in and Opening Remarks @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Hacking Begins @ 11:30 am
Workshops, Sponsors Office Hours & Networking @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sponsor Booths @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Judging @ 2:30 pm (Projects due at 1 pm)
Closing Remarks @ 6:00 pm
$CAD70,195 in prizes
The winning team will win $400 CAD in Amazon gift cards (split amongst the team), a large swag pack from Ubisoft, a scholarship to an upcoming Volare Labs bootcamp in August 2021 (valued at $125 CAD each), and a $150 CAD donation towards any organization of their choice.
The winning team will win $200 CAD in Amazon gift cards from Senso.ai (split amongst the team), a small swag pack from Ubisoft, and a $100 CAD donation towards any organization of their choice.
The winning team will win $100 CAD in Amazon gift cards from Senso.ai (split amongst the team), a small swag pack from Ubisoft, and a $50 CAD donation towards any organization of their choice.
Interac/2Keys: Best Project that Adresses an Inclusivity Issue
Design a project to make Digital Identity more inclusive by addressing an inclusivity issue at any phase of the lifecycle of a digital identity credential.
The winning team will receive a $200 CAD gift card to a store/merchant of the recipients’ choice (Can be for any Canadian merchant, Visa and MC gift cards are not allowed) per team member as well as a lunch with Shawn Heeley – Group Vice President – Digital Identity and MSS at 2Keys. Recipients will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive mentorship from our executive.
Best Use of the DCP API - 1st Place
Create your project with the DCP API. This technology harnesses the idle computing power of any device from servers and aims to bring more compute power online than ever before and accelerate science, discovery and innovation. Currently, DCP is being used to solve problems related to COVID-19, astrophysics, particle physics, machine learning, image processing, neuroscience and many more. The limit is your imagination! All participants of this challenge will receive a virtual badge indicating you are DCP certified!
$750 CAD cash prize and a coffee chat with the CEO of Distributed Compute Labs and Kings Distributed Systems, Dan Desjardans. Receive mentorship to continue the project along with DCP credits and front of line access to the First Developers program.
Best Use of the DCP API - 2nd Place
$250 CAD cash prize and receive mentorship to continue the project along with DCP credits and front of line access to the First Developers program.
Best Use of the DCP API - 3rd Place
$100 CAD cash prize and receive mentorship to continue the project along with DCP credits and front of line access to the First Developers program.
Intact: Best Project that Improves Customer Satisfaction
CANADIAN STUDENTS ONLY
Intact aims to make their auto and home insurance claim process as smooth and easy as possible for our customers. In this hackathon, find innovative and practical solutions to improve customer satisfaction.
The winning team for this challenge will receive a $1000 CAD prize (split amongst the winning team). This prize is only available for Canadian residents.
Best Use of Geotab
OPEN TO NON-CANADIANS
Use Geotab's telematics data sets in the most innovative way possible. Available datasets are in covid mobility impact (traffic analysis, congestion, fuel fillup analytics, etc.), weather information, urban infrastructure analytics (dangerous intersections, and more!
The winning team will win $100 CAD online gift card (of choice) for each winning team member (up to 4) and an opportunity to interview with Geotab for possible future co-op/internship opportunities.
Race21/Teck: Best Project that Addresses Climate Change
OPEN TO NON-CANADIANS
Develop a project that addresses the rapidly evolving problem of climate change using technology.
The winning team will receive a $500 CAD Amazon gift card (to be divided among the team members).
Best Use of Courier
OPEN TO NON-CANADIANS
Use Courier to build notifications for your app and enter for a chance to win an Amazon gift card worth $100 USD for each member up to 4 members, an opportunity to be featured on our social media channels, $60k in Courier Credits, and a free virtual lunch with our CEO, Troy Goode.
Best Use of Ada
OPEN TO NON-CANADIANS
Make use of, or improve, Ada’s platform in a new and novel way to create an immensely valuable customer interaction (eg. natural language generation). Build an API that makes use of Ada’s HTTP Block to have Ada do something valuable). Prize: $100 CAD gift card to be split amongst the winning team.
Best Use of CockroachDB
Use CockroachDB in your hackathon application for this challenge.
The winning team will win Amazon (or other equivalent) gift cards worth $100 CAD for each team member (up to 4 members) and an opportunity to be featured on CockroachDB's Twitch channel.
Best Use of Google Cloud - 1st Place
Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful computing, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See the full list of products here: g.co/cloud.
First place: Each winning team member will receive Google Cloud Swag Bag or Backpack.
Best Use of Open AI
Use OpenAI's API in your hackathon app for chance to win the Best Use of OpenAI prize ($120 worth of OpenAI API credits for each member up to 4 members)
Build the best AR/VR application using the echoAR platform!
The winning team will receive a $50 Amazon gift card (split amongst the winners) + 1-month free Business Tier access to the echoAR platform + A feature in our newsletter (sent to investors and AR/VR ecosystem)
Best use of DataStax Astra
Apache Cassandra is one of the most widely used database technologies in modern computing with a proven track record of scalability. Just ask Apple, Netflix and eBay. Build a hack using DataStax Astra’s Cassandra-made-easy service and gain in-demand skills along with a chance to win Blue Snowball Microphones for you and your whole team. It’s easy to sign up with 5GB free and no credit card needed. Start becoming a Cassandra expert today!
The winning team will receive a Blue Snowball Mic.
Best Domain Registered with Domain.com
Register a .tech domain name using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a PowerSquare Qi wireless phone charger & Domain.com Backpack.
Best Hardware Hack Sponsored by Digi-Key
Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with an embedded Arduino compatible board.
There is 1 winning team who can win a Grove Beginner Kit.
Best use of Jina
Jina is an open-source search framework that makes building AI-powered search applications even easier for hackers. Create search functionality that matches all kinds of data, including text, images, video & more! Hack with Jina for a chance to win Arduino Tiny Machine Learning Kits for you and your team!
Best Use of Google Cloud - 2nd Place
Second Place: Google Cloud Prize Bundle (Domestic shipping only).
Best Use of Courier Runner-Up (2)
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Create a demo presentation that goes over your project in a clear and effective manner. Make sure that any pertinent files and links needed for your demonstration are provided in your submission.
Was the solution effective in its' nature?
What level of originality does the solution posses?
Was the solution's design feasible?
What was the technical complexity of the solution?
How effectively were design thinking and creative processes implemented?
Did the group members present their projects with clarity and confidence?