Engineering isn’t all trains, bridges, and matrix multiplication. It’s creating and innovating for the better. You don’t even need to be an engineer to come make cool things at EngHack!

We have mentors, leading industry professionals, a locker full of supplies, and tables of food to serve so that your idea can come to life. We want you to be immersed with like-minded and creative people so you can focus on building something amazing, You could also have the chance to present it to an audience to win some pretty awesome prizes.

If you consider yourself a creator, join us on May 25-26 for 24 hours of ideation and invention. We invite any student over 18 to apply to be part of this engaging event. Oh, and did we mention, we’ve got food too!

Please apply here on our official website: http://enghack.uwaterloo.ca/

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Prizes

$23,744 in prizes

Top 3 Team (3)

Jaybird X3 Wireless Earphones + EA & Ubisoft Swag

StdLib – Best use of StdLib API (2)

Nintendo Switch for every team member (up to 4). Awarded for the best use of the StdLib API.
Find more about it here: https://stdlib.com

Indico- Machine Learning API

$500 in indico Machine Learning API credit per winning team member. Awarded for the best use of the Indico Machine Learning API.

Sketch Prize

Free 1 year subscription to Sketch App for each team member. Awarded to project with best UI design.

1Password Prize

12 months free of 1Password. Awarded to each team member of the project with the best Security features

Wolfram Challenge (3)

One year subscription to Wolfram (One Personal Edition). Awarded to the top 3 teams for best use of Wolfram API.

Ritual Challenge - Best project/hack targeting the food services industry

Awarded $100 in Ritual credit for the winning team (must have Ritual account to redeem).

ConsenSys Blockchain Prize

Each member of the team who makes project with the Best project/hack relating to Blockchain (in ANY way!) will receive $100 in ether!

.tech Domain Category Prize

The best project/hack that is hosted on a .tech domain will receive $250 in Amazon Vouchers!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Individuals (over 18) in up to groups of 4.

Requirements

At a minimum, include the following in your submission:

  • An overview of what your project does
  • How your team built it 
  • Challenges, accomplishments, and what you learned
  • The API challenges your team is competiting for
  • Any links that showcase your project code (ie GitHub)

 

Judges

Keith Horwood

Keith Horwood
StdLib

Steve

Steve
StdLib

Michael

Michael
PagerDuty

Michael Viveros

Michael Viveros
PagerDuty

Michael Bennett

Michael Bennett
Rangle.io

Jamie Reeve

Jamie Reeve
ConsenSys

Ali Fatolahi

Ali Fatolahi
Okta

Richard Farr

Richard Farr
Okta

Michael MacDonald

Michael MacDonald
Bell

Sripathi Praveena

Sripathi Praveena
Bell

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity and Ideation
    Weight: 30%
  • Technical Implementation
    Weight: 50% This includes the tools and frameworks used, and the technical difficulty of building your project. Be sure to describe any challenges you faced and how you learned or overcame them!
  • Pitch / Demo
    Weight: 20%
  • (BONUS) Execution
    +5% . AKA Does it work the way you say it works!?