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CalgaryHacks is a sprint-like, competitive programming contest designed to promote creativity, collaboration, and innovative thinking. Last year's event saw nearly 200 participants. Students primarily from the Calgary region will be working with the latest platforms, hardware, and software over the course of 24 hours to build some of the most innovative, and technical projects. Teams of up to five (5) are allowed.

CalgaryHacks is an excellent way for participants to hone and showcase their problem-solving skills and to connect with working professionals that will be attending CalgaryHacks as representatives and judges. The event presents a great opportunity for participants to develop new skills and also act as a bridge to close the gap between their academics and career!

Sign up deadline: Thursday, February 14 at 11:30PM (GMT -7:00) (MST)

To visit the devpost page, go to https://calgaryhacks-2019.devpost.com/

Contestants will also need to sign the media release form which can be found here https://drive.google.com/file/d/14XAF_ZEIxG12IryN-w4Bs6Efbzgc-96Z/view?usp=sharing

You can also sign the form in person during sign-in the day of the event.

Sign-In will begin at 9AM and last until 1PM, right outside of ICT 102.



Free food, snacks, and drinks will be provided during the hackathon, so please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies.

Additional details and a map of the event will be emailed to registrants one week before the start of the event.

This year's topic is "Best Artificial Intelligence/IoT* Sustainable Cities (Smart Cities)"

A list of problem statements related to the topic will be given at 11 AM on Saturday in ICT 102. Contestants will then pick one of the problems to solve using any technologies (software and/or hardware) at their disposal.

*IoT = Internet of Things




Judging Criteria

Judging Criteria


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Prizes


First Place: $750

Second Place: $500

Third Place: $250

And Draw Prizes




FAQs


Where is the event?

The event is being hosted at the University of Calgary, in the Information Communication Technologies (ICT) and Math Sciences (MS) Building. (A map will be posted on the site soon)

Are there minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Nope! While CalgaryHacks was designed with University students in mind, students attending high school are more than welcome to participate!


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can email us at csus@ucalgary.ca or visit us in person in the Math Science Building on campus in room MS130.


Where can I hack?

Anywhere on campus. Primary location will be the Math Sciences computer labs.


Oh no! I’m locked out of the Math Science labs! What should I do?

Come to MS 130 (which is close to the Math Science lab doors) and tell the executive/volunteer there and they’ll let you back in


What are the rules of the Math Science lab?

No food or drinks allowed. We’re borrowing the place and would like to keep it as clean as possible so please respect these rules. If you wish to eat/drink, please do so outside of the lab.

Please be quiet. There are still going to be regular students who will be in the labs working on their own university projects and such, so please be respectful and keep your voice to a minimal level.


Will there be reimbursements for travel or shelter?

Unfortunately, at this time we will not be providing reimbursements for travel or hotel. Students coming from other cities will be required to make their own travel plans.


What if I don't have a team?

That’s okay, you aren’t the only one! Teams aren’t officially formed until day-of, so you will still have a chance to meet others and form a team!


How will this be judged?

The first judging will be a science-fair styled done by our hand-picked judges.

Second “finals” judging of top teams will be done with a criteria.


How can I distinguish volunteers for the event?

If you need assistance, you can find an executive at Math Sciences 130 (MS 130). There will also be a couple of volunteers on duty as well. They will be visible in their red CalgaryHacks T-shirts.

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