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cuHacking 2020: Carleton Univiersity's annual MLH hackathon.

Join over 500 students, working in teams (up to four) to design, build, and demo a project in 24 hours. Throughout the event there are many beginner-to-pro workshops and exciting activities for you to make new friends, destress, and network with industry professions.

More info on facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/552661382220983/

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Eligibility

Our hackathon is open to all students (High School, College, University).

If you applied to cuHacking 2020, received an acceptance and also confirmed your attendance, you are eligible to attend cuHacking 2020.

If you attended and participated at cuHacking 2020, then you are eligible to make a submission. Each team must consist of no more than 4 participants.

Requirements

Build something tech (e.g. website, mobile app, IoT device). All work must be done at the hackathon; you cannot bring an existing project and continue it at cuHacking 2020.

You must submit on devpost before Sunday Jan. 12 at 10 am; you can edit your submission until noon after submitting.

You must include videos, photos, or screenshots of the working product and a link to the source code (GitHub, etc.) of your project.

Please tag the prizes you would like to be considered for (other than the overall prizes, every team that submits will be considered for overall prizes).

Judges

Maytham Sabbagh

Maytham Sabbagh
Alumnus

Kristina Raja

Kristina Raja
Martello Website Designer / Team Lead

Robert	Curtis

Robert Curtis
Deloitte Consultant

Syam Jamaly

Syam Jamaly
Deloitte Consultant

Ahmed Asif

Ahmed Asif
cuHacking

Thomas Leung

Thomas Leung
cuHacking

Matthew Imtiaz

Matthew Imtiaz
Software Developer / Kinaxis

Sarah McCue

Sarah McCue
Lighthouse Labs

Shawn Snider

Shawn Snider
VP / Ross Video

Andre Edmonson

Andre Edmonson
Technical Product Manager / Ross Video

Sri Raghunathan

Sri Raghunathan
Advisory Developer / Kinaxis

Paulo Garcia

Paulo Garcia
Assistant Professor - Carleton University

Mohamed Hozayen

Mohamed Hozayen
Carleton University

Peter Osudar

Peter Osudar
Educator, OCDSB

Talha Ahmad

Talha Ahmad
Senior Software Designer - March Networks

Afrim Sallahi

Afrim Sallahi
Senior Software Designer - March Networks

Judging Criteria

  • Novelty
    A project should be a new idea, not simply a rehash or tweak of a winning project they saw at another hackathon (e.g. a QR code inventory system that uses AWS).
  • Grit
    How much Grit did the team show when completing their project; did they give up on their idea and decide on an easy project when they encounters setbacks? How did they try to overcome their hurdles?
  • Technical Ability
    How advanced is their project? Did they create a simple command line application, or where they able to create a multithreaded frontend and backend? This is based on the hacker's level of experience.
  • Functionality
    The goal is have a product that at least appears to work in 24 hours. A complete project with a small set of features is much better than an incomplete project. A project with a few advanced features is much better than various simple features.