Based in Toronto, Canada, TOHacks aims to connect talented youth entrepreneurs, leaders and innovators with the top industry professionals in rising fields of new technologies.

Passionate about explorations through fields of emerging technologies? Are you looking for some excitement from the comfort of home? TOHacks is BACK and will be held VIRTUALLY the weekend of May 2-3, 2020!

Based out of Toronto, Canada, this is the perfect opportunity to team up with friends and experience a weekend of engaging competition. Applications will remain open from April 2 - 22, we encourage students of all experiences to apply!


Event Schedule (all times Toronto time):

Day 1:

Check-in and Opening Remarks @ 12:00 pm - 1 pm
Hacking Begins @ 1:30 pm
Workshops, Sponsors Office Hours & Networking @ 2 pm - 9:30 pm

Initial Project Submission: 10 pm (select opt-in prizes, provide 1-liner - this can be changed)

Day 2:

Judging  @ 1:00 pm (Projects due at 12 pm)
Closing Remarks @ 3:00 pm

View full rules

Prizes

$10,200 in prizes

1st Place

The winning team will win Amazon Echo Dots (3rd Gen), $20 Amazon Gift Cards as well as acceptances into next year's Hackathon.

The winning team will also be able to donate $50 to any organization of their choice that is Covid-19 related.

DMZ - a direct interview for our summer basecamp program, 8-week virtual program for high school and university entrepreneurs to gain workshop and mentorship support.

2nd Place

The winning team will win Amazon Echo Dots (3rd Gen), $15 Amazon Gift Cards as well as acceptances into next year's Hackathon.

The winning team will also be able to donate $50 to any organization of their choice that is Covid-19 related.

DMZ - a direct interview for our summer basecamp program, 8-week virtual program for high school and university entrepreneurs to gain workshop and mentorship support.

3rd Place

The winning team will win Amazon Echo Dots (3rd Gen), and acceptances into next year's Hackathon.

The winning team will also be able to donate $50 to any organization of their choice that is Covid-19 related.

DMZ - a direct interview for our summer basecamp program, 8-week virtual program for high school and university entrepreneurs to gain workshop and mentorship support.

Most Innovative DCP App

The team that develops the coolest and most innovative DCP app wins a cash prize of CAD $500. Three runner-up teams will win a cash prize of CAD $100, per team.

Best Financial Hack powered by Senso.ai

Build the best financial solution, and each team member will receive a $40 Amazon gift card

Build the best for AR/VR solution powered by EchoAR (2)

The winning team will receive a $50 Amazon gift card + 1-month free Business Tier access to the echoAR platform + A feature in our newsletter (sent to investors and AR/VR ecosystem)

Best Use of Google Cloud - Use any Google Cloud product in your project (Firebase counts!) (2)

1st PLACE winning team members receive: Cloud Patagonia Backpack, Cloud Pillow, Acrylic Trophy, Cloud Water Bottle, and Google Nest Mini

2nd PLACE team will receive Nest Minis (provided by MLH).
NOTE: Prize shipping available only within North America

Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

Domain.com provides all the domain services you need from registration to hosting to SSL certificates and beyond. Each hacker will receive a FREE domain name and year of domain privacy from Domain.com for their project this weekend!

The winning team will receive Domain.com Backpacks.

Best UiPath Automation Hack

Build an automation hack using UiPath! Each winning team member will receive a UiPath Branded Backpack.

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.

Best use of Blockstack

Create an app using the Blockstack Platform. Winning team members will receive a pair of Apple BeatsX Earphones.

Facebook Spark AR Sticker Challenge

Create an Instagram filter using Facebook's Spark AR. Winner of the category will have their filter published through the MLH Instagram Channel & Featured on Facebook's Spark AR Community Page.

Most Creative Radar 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.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Requirements

Create a demo presentation that goes over your project in a clear and effective manner. Make sure that any pertinent files and links needed for your demonstration are provided in your submission.

Judges

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Judging Criteria

  • Was the solution effective in its' nature?
  • What level of originality does the solution posses?
  • Was the solution's design feasible?
  • What was the technical complexity of the solution?
  • How effectively were design thinking and creative processes implemented?
  • Did the group members present their projects with clarity and confidence?

themes

  • Machine Learning/ AI
  • Social Good
  • COVID-19