12-hour hackathon with the theme of promoting inclusivity, accessibility, and diversity within our local tech community at UBC!

Local Hack Day is a 12-hour beginner-friendly hackathon, bringing together students passionate about technology to build cool projects together! UBC LHD revolves around social good, inclusivity, and accessibility - and we encourage you to bring your individual character and expertise to the table.

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Prizes

First Place (4)

Choice of ONE of:
- $250 to charity of choice
- Amazon Echo Dot x 4 *
- Tile Mate x 4
- I Am Malala by Christina Lamb and Malala Yousafzai x 4 *
- Amazon Fire TV Stick x 4 *
- Amazon Alexa Smart Plug x 4 *
- Google Chromecast x 4 *

* (per team member)

AND
1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition + 1 year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro (valued at $375 each)
RedAcademy Part-Time UX Essentials course or UI Essentials course ($1600 value ea.)

Second Place Overall (4)

Choice of ONE of:
- $125 to charity of choice
- Tile Mate x 4
- I Am Malala by Christina Lamb and Malala Yousafzai x 4 *
- House of Marley Smile Jamaica earbuds x 4 *
*(per team member)
AND
1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition + 1 year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro (valued at $375 each)

Third Place Overall (4)

Choice of ONE of:

- $75 to charity of choice
- Tile Mate x 4
- I Am Malala by Christina Lamb and Malala Yousafzai x 4

AND
1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition + 1 year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro (valued at $375 each)

Best Design (4)

Sketch Licenses for each team member

Local Hack Day Merit: LEARN (4)

- Square Reader
- Square pop socket
- Square keychain
- Grounds for Coffee gift cards ($10 each)

Local Hack Day Merit: BUILD (4)

- Square reader
- Moleskine Notebooks
- Square keychain
- Square pop socket

Local Hack Day Merit: SHARE (4)

- Square reader
- Moleskine Notebooks
- Square keychain
- Square pop socket

Best Slack Workshop Hack (4)

- Slack goodie bag

Raffle

Stay until the end of the event for a chance to win 1 of:
- 1 Grounds for Coffee Gift Card ($10)
- 4 Pacific Poke Gift Cards ($15)

Judges

Chris Hobbs

Chris Hobbs
Two Tall Totems

Anthony Chu

Anthony Chu
Microsoft

Marlon Thompson

Marlon Thompson
League of Innovators

Judging Criteria

  • Theme
    UBC Local Hack Day's theme is "Inclusivity, diversity, and accessibility". How well did this hack solve a problem related to this theme?
  • Design
    How polished is the user interface and user experience of project?
  • Creativity
    Is the project idea original and strives to solve a real problem?
  • Execution
    Is the project usable? Are users sold on the demo / pitch?