About the Challenge

We’re proud to present Hackville 2024, taking place in person at Sheridan College’s Hazel McCallion campus on January 19th–21st, 2024! Hackville is Sheridan’s flagship 36-hour hackathon, where students from the GTA and beyond come together to create innovative software projects. Let’s get hacking together!

Our mission is to give the future generation of technologists the opportunity to explore, collaborate, and jumpstart their careers. Join us for a great time with amazing prizes, networking opportunities, and a once-in-a-lifetime learning experience!

Make sure to keep the judging criteria in mind while creating your project.

GET STARTED

Teams can be made up of 1-4 people. If you’re still in look for a team, you can post in the #team-formation channel in our Discord.

Participants are not allowed to work on pre-existing projects or begin their projects before hacking at Hackville 2024. Any code written before the hacking period begins can not be used.

Any attempts of dishonestly or cheating will result in disqualification.

Requirements

What to Submit

For your Devpost submission, please include the following as you see fit:

  • A link to the *public* GitHub repository that you used for this project

  • A link to the deployed website

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$CAD5,320 in prizes

1st Place

$250 gift card for each member on the team.

One year long subscription of Nord Security products to each member on the team:
• NordVPN
• NordPass
• Incogni

2nd Place

$150 gift card for each member on the team.

One year long subscription of Nord Security products to each member on the team:
• NordVPN
• NordPass
• Incogni

3rd Place

$100 gift card for each member on the team.

Best UI Sponsored by Tempo Labs

• Best UI using Tempo
• Submit a Google Form with product feedback
• $100 gift card + $250 in AI credits for each member on the team

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. Learn more about the tools and opportunities with Google Cloud by joining the Google Cloud Student Innovators program - goo.gle/student-innovators.

Be sure to redeem your Google Cloud Credits as soon as possible through the Google Cloud Credit Form. Use the promo code in your pre-event email to access the form!

Winners will receive a Google Cloud branded backpack!

Best Use of MongoDB Atlas

MongoDB Atlas takes the leading modern database and makes it accessible in the cloud! Get started with a $50 credit for students or sign up for the Atlas free forever tier (no credit card required). Along with a suite of services and functionalities, you'll have everything you need to manage all of your data, and you can get a headstart with free resources from MongoDB University!

Build a hack using MongoDB Atlas for a chance to win a M5GO IoT Starter Kit for you and each member of your team.

Best Domain Name from GoDaddy Registry

GoDaddy Registry is giving you everything you need to be the best hacker no matter where you are. Register your domain name with GoDaddy Registry for a chance to win a Hack from Home Kit! Each Kit contains wireless earbuds, blue light glasses, selfie ring light and a pouch for easy transport.

Best Use of Circle

With Circle, you can embed secure wallets into your app in just minutes. Circle Web3 wallets are compatible with multiple blockchains and are supported by over a dozen programming language SDKs. Circle’s programmable wallets will enable you to add secure transactions to your hackathon project using RESTful APIs, with options for both user and developer controlled transactions. If your hackathon idea involves in-app purchases, user to user payments, app to user payments, or all of the above, integrating Circle programmable wallets to your Web2 or Web3 tech-stack may be the perfect solution.

Sign up for a developer account and start using Circle’s APIs today, for a chance to win a Circle Branded Hardware Wallet for you and each of your teammates!

Best Use of Taipy

Taipy is a powerful yet easy to use open-source Python library for creating full stack web applications! If you’re a Python developer, this library enables you to build interactive and dynamic graphical user interfaces and support them with data-driven backends. All of these functionalities are just a pip install taipy away and can cut your development time in half!

Use Taipy in your hackathon project for a chance to win a set of Wireless Headphones for you and each of your team members, as well as a chance to have your project featured on the Taipy website!

Best Use of TinyMCE

TinyMCE is a rich-text editor that allows you to create formatted content within a hacker-friendly interface. Adding a Rich Text Editor component has never been easier! Alongside functionality like bold, italics, underlines, hyperlinks, or titles (to name a few), the editor also allows users to enable HTML tags, MarkDown or CSS. TinyMCE even gives you the ability to edit your text elements directly with no code, similar to the way you would edit a word document.

Signup for TinyMCE for a free trial and get started today, no credit card required! To qualify for the Best Use of TinyMCE prize category, be sure to render the editor with a Tiny Cloud account and use at least 3 open source plugins and 2 premium plugins in your project, for a chance to win a 3D Printing Pen for you and each of your team members!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Jatinder Bhola

Jatinder Bhola
Tech Lead @ SSENSE, Founder @ Dicecape

Amir Azizafshari

Amir Azizafshari
SWE @ TD

Aeiman Gadafi

Aeiman Gadafi
Prof @ Sheridan College

Peter Gokhshteyn

Peter Gokhshteyn
CTO @ Tempo Labs

Paarth Madan

Paarth Madan
Founding Engineer @ Tempo Labs

Jacklyn Biggin

Jacklyn Biggin
Developer Advocate @ Automattic

Harold Sikkema

Harold Sikkema
Prof @ Sheridan College

Johnny Libenzon

Johnny Libenzon
PM @ Alira Health

Jeeven Dhanoa

Jeeven Dhanoa
Software Developer @ Meta

Jon Mirecki

Jon Mirecki
Co-founder & CEO @ Searchless

Eli Mirecki

Eli Mirecki
Co-founder & CTO @ Searchless

Zeeshan Jafri

Zeeshan Jafri
SWE @ TD

Adnan Joraid

Adnan Joraid
SWE @ Freshbooks

Judging Criteria

  • Execution
    40% - How technically impressive is the hack? Is the project complete? Does the hack allow for a good user experience?
  • Originality
    20% - Was the hack original? Was the hack creative?
  • Social/Industry Impact
    20% - Is the hack practical? Is the value articulated? Does it meet the challenge and fulfill a genuine need?
  • Presentation
    20% - Was the project clearly explained? Was the demo high quality?

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