Dream it, Hack it.

Last year, ConUHacks gave over 650 students across North America the opportunity to create and interact with like-minded students and tech industry professionals. This year, ConUHacks is coming back to welcome 700 passionate individuals for 24 more hours of hacking, learning, and networking activities. As Concordia University's annual hackathon, ConUHacks will be held once again in the heart of downtown Montreal, Canada.

Students will form teams of four to work on their projects built from scratch for 24 straight hours. Hackathon projects are open format — students are free to build web, mobile, desktop, or hardware applications of their choosing! Company mentors will be available all throughout the event for questions to make sure that beginner and expert hackers alike will have the necessary help to successfully bring their projects to fruition. By the end of the event, all teams will demo their hacks, and winners will be chosen by company mentors.

ConUHacks is an event open to students of all levels, from high school to university, with a passion for technology. Bring your excitement, creativity and desire to learn, and we'll be taking care of the rest to provide you with an unforgettable hackathon experience.

For more information, check out our FAQ at https://conuhacks.io.

Hackers can find the event schedule at https://hackers.conuhacks.io/.

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Prizes

$CAD25,214 in prizes

Razer Ornata Chroma Gaming Keyboards

1st Place Winners

UE Boom 2 Wireless Speakers

2nd Place Winners

Wacom Drawing Tablets

3rd Place Winners

Amazon Echo x2 (Workshop Prizes) (2)

Attend workshops to get entries into the raffle!

JBL Flip 4 Speakers (Sun life Financial) (2)

Managing Health Digitally.

4500$ Cash Prize (Canadian Heritage) (3)

Your task will be to create a mobile or web application that will propose a solution to one or many different challenges faced by the English-speaking community of Quebec. You will have the option to build upon an existing prototype or start from scratch to propose something completely new and innovative. Creativity and thinking outside of the box is encouraged!

1st Place - 2000$
2nd Place - 1500$
3rd Place - 1000$

Visa Gift Cards + Preferential Placement in Application Process (Telus) (2)

Best use of IoT and or Ai to help foster sustainable cities.
1st place: $800 pre-paid visa gift card for the team to split and preferential placement in our application process.
2nd place: $200 pre-paid visa gift card for the team to split and preferential placement in our application process.

Amazon Gift Cards (TD Bank Group)

TD Insurance praises the development of Green projects: Propose an IT system that support people towards an ecological and sustainable life style.

Characteristics of the desired application: To be built using Web Responsive technology and leveraging cloud hosting.
We encourage using the following languages and technologies

Languages: Java, Javascript, Typescript

Technologies and frameworks: nodeJS, Angular, REST APIs

Bonus points for incorporating AI features (voice recognition, image recognition, machine learning …)

$200 (4 X $50)

Polaroid Cameras + VR Goggles + Company Swag (Accenture)

Accenture is looking for an innovative hack aimed at improving the sustainability efforts of any Canadian city. Whether it be a smart recycling bin, a solar panel innovation, a food leftovers distribution website, etc. we want to see your best ‘GREEN’ hack.

Google Home (Bell) (2)

The Internet Of Things (IoT) can take many different forms: Connected Cars, Smart Cities, Smart Buildings, Industrial IT, Wearables… IoT is a rapidly growing market that shows incredible potential. We want you to become a part of this world! Build your very own IoT device and come show us.
1st place winners: Google Home to each member.
2nd pace winners: Google Home Mini to each member.

Oculus Go - 32GB VR Devices (DRW)

Impress DRW by showing how you can best visualize a data set! Each member of the winning team will be receiving a prize.

$300 Amazon Gift Vouchers (.TECH)

Best Technology related Website name on .TECH domain.

25$ x 4 Visa Gift Cards + Shirts + Tour and Demo at the Office (TouchTunes)

What if you had access to historical song play information; 180M Jukebox song play events, in fact, that occurred across North America in the past 12 months.. Knowing each play event contains date, artist, song, genre and geo coordinates, what would you build to help a music product team drive social awareness, analyze trends, discover anomalies, improve music curation, or any other purpose of your choice.

Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

Register the most interesting domain using your FREE Domain.com credit this weekend to win Raspberry Pis.

Best Use of Google Cloud Platform

Use a Google Cloud Platform service (like hosting or machine learning) in your project to win Google Home Minis.

Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm Device

Use a Qualcomm device, like a DragonBoard 410c, in an Internet of Things project this weekend to win a DragonBoard 410c.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Requirements

Please tag the APIs you're using in your project, or any challenges you are participating in.

Judges

Esteemed ConUHacks Judges

Esteemed ConUHacks Judges

Judging Criteria

  • User Interface and Design
  • Originality and Innovation
  • Impact and Usefulness
  • Technical Difficulty