Make amazing projects

uOttaHack is back for the 2019 hackathon season, so get ready for another exciting weekend full of teamwork, innovation, and creativity! On February 9th and 10th, we'll challenge over 500 hackers from across North America to build their most ambitious projects in just 24 hours.

While you're not busy working on your project, you'll have the chance to attend workshops, play with awesome tech, talk to recruiters, and make some new friends. We believe that everybody should be empowered to create and bring their ideas to life. We encourage artists, entrepreneurs, and innovators from all faculties and skill levels to attend. We can't wait to see you there!

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David Knox

David Knox
University of Ottawa

Judging Criteria

  • Technology
    How technically impressive was the hack? Was the technical problem the team tackled difficult? Did it use a particularly clever technique or did it use many different components? Did the technology involved make you go "Wow"?
  • Design
    Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface? For a website, this might be about how beautiful the CSS or graphics are. For a hardware project, it might be more about the human-computer interaction
  • Completion
    Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
  • Learning
    Did they try to learn something new? What kind of projects have they worked on before? If a team which always does virtual reality projects decides to switch up and try doing a mobile app instead, that exploration should be rewarded.