The 4th iteration of Hack the Valley

500 innovative and creative developers, designers, and creators forĀ 36 hours of hacking. You'll get access to some of the best hardware and APIs on the market. Plus get to meet some experienced and awesome mentors! All this in just one weekend? I know, it's hard to believe.

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Prizes

$4,315 in prizes

1st Place

4 Prizes available to be distributed amongst winners:

2 H100i Water Cooling
1 PS4
1 Computer Monitor
1 Computer

2nd Place

4 Prizes available to be distributed amongst winners:

1 Ipad
1 Wemo Smart Plug
1 Nanoleaf Lights
1 Hue Light Strip

3rd Place

8 Prizes to be distributed amongst winners:

4 Amazon Echo Dots
4 Chuck's Gift Cards

CheaprEats Security Prize

Raspberry Pi

CheaprEats API Prize

1 Micro 3D+ Printer

Best Mapping and Travel Hack by HiRide

Each winner will be awarded a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

Beginner Prize

Awarded to the team who are must be all first-time hackers!

Google Plushies

Best UiPath Automation Hack

Build or add automation to your hack using UiPath! Each winning team member will receive a Limited Edition UiPath Branded Backpack and an opportunity to interview for a UiPath Internship in 2020 with high recommendation!

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 Nest Mini.

Best use of MongoDB Atlas

Create a hack using MongoDB Atlas to host a database in the cloud! Automate the provisioning and deployment process with ease, while focusing all your efforts on your hack. Projects built using MongoDB Atlas will be eligible to win an AirCharge Plus per team member.

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.

Judges

Nick Arnett

Nick Arnett
Principal at 1517 Fund

Sina Ghaffari

Sina Ghaffari
Production Engineer at Facebook

Disney Lam

Disney Lam
Production Engineer at Facebook

Andrea Chen

Andrea Chen
Hackathon Coach at Major League Hacking

Ralph Maamari

Ralph Maamari
Co-Founder at CheaprEats

Frederic Pun

Frederic Pun
Co-Founder at CheaprEats

Kyle Jensen

Kyle Jensen
Co-founder & CTO at Pathways Hire Inc.

Jessica Klimach

Jessica Klimach
Talent Acquisition Specialist at FGF Brands

Danbi Seo

Danbi Seo
Full-Stack Developer at FGF Brands

Ishant Ahuja

Ishant Ahuja
Software Developer at FGF Brands

Gurpreet Chhabra

Gurpreet Chhabra
Sr. .Net Developer at FGF Brands

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali
Software Developer at FGF Brands

Akshat Soni

Akshat Soni
CEO at HiRide

Lors Kushtov

Lors Kushtov
CTO at HiRide

Hussain Punjani

Hussain Punjani
Founder at Aion HQ

Denny Lee

Denny Lee
Developer at Scotiabank

Manpreet Bhatti

Manpreet Bhatti
Full Stack Developer at benchMarked Studios

Kaveen Kumarasinghe

Kaveen Kumarasinghe
System Analyst at Blackberry, Founder of DigiStart

Alexander Chudinov

Alexander Chudinov
Former Assistant Computer Programmer at WZMH Architects

Dave Fenton

Dave Fenton
Entrepreneurship and Work Integrated Learning Program Coordinator at UofT

Judging Criteria

  • How will you be judged?
    A panel of professional judges will select the best three hacks based on the following criteria: creativity, functionality, level of technical difficulty and quality