Western Canada's Largest Hackathon

nwHacks is the biggest hackathon in Western Canada hosted at the University of British Columbia. This hackathon is dedicated to creating a thriving community of technology lovers in the Pacific Northwest region by bringing together the brightest minds for an epic two day event.  Get ready for a weekend of learning and discovery!

See the main site for more information: https://nwhacks.io

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Requirements

All projects must be submitted on Devpost by 1:00 PM PST on Sunday, January 27, 2019.

All participants must follow MLH's Code of Conduct.

Judges

Kiana Mohseni

Kiana Mohseni
Senior Director of Software Development @ Hootsuite

Den Delimarsky

Den Delimarsky
Program Manager @ Microsoft

Aashish Jain

Aashish Jain
Senior Manager (Digital Integration) @ Deloitte

Nitin Gandhi

Nitin Gandhi
Manager, Software Engineering @ realtor.com

Cinda Heeren

Cinda Heeren
PhD in Computer Science, Senior Instructor @ UBC

Judging Criteria

  • Technology
    How technically impressive was the hack? Was the technical problem the team tackled difficult? Did it use a particularly clever technique or did it use many different components?
  • Design
    Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface? For a hardware project, it might be more about how good the human-computer interaction is (e.g. is it easy to use or does it use a cool interface?)
  • Completion
    Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
  • Originality
    Is the project unique and creative? When someone sees the project, will they think "WOW, this is cool"?