Hack Western is an all-inclusive 36-hour event where students of all backgrounds from across Canada and the U.S. gather at Western University to create and innovate. The event is entirely student run in partnership with amazing sponsors and speakers. Hack Western provides a welcoming atmosphere for students to create anything from a mobile app, fancy hardware application, to the next big thing!
$22,990 in prizes
For each member of the team:
Automatic entry into Global Hackathon Seoul + Dell tablet + Moto 360 + GitHub premium accounts + Graphic Stock accounts
For each member of the team: Sennheiser headphones + Graphic Stock accounts + GitHub premium accounts
For each member of the team: Google Chromecast + Graphic Stock accounts + GitHub premium accounts
Awarded to the teams who made it to the Top 6.
For each member of the team: GIANT Android plushie.
Team members must have attended two or fewer hackathons cumulatively.
They Should Have Won Too
Presented by the Hack Western 2015 organizers: one amazing Pusheen plushie for each team member.
Best App That Saves People Money
Presented by Flipp: one Nintendo 3DS for each team member.
Best Azure Hack
Presented by Microsoft: (1) Xbox One for the best use of Microsoft Azure
Most Creative App
Presented by Big Blue Bubble: Google Chromecast for each member of the team
The Best Thing
Presented by Kik: $100 Futureshop Gift card + Kik swag bags for each member of the team
Best Designed App
Presented by Kids Code Jeneusse: fancy notebook + graphic design
pencil per team member
Best Use of Mashape APIs
Presented by Mashape: one Quadcopter for each team member
Best Use of AI
Presented by Ivey Entrepreneurship: $500 for the team with the app that best uses Artificial Intelligence
Best Mobile App
Presented by Yahoo: one iPhone 6 for the team, and $100 in Flickr Photobook Credits for each team member
Best Hardware Prize
Presented by Spark: Maker Kit + Spark notebooks for each member of the team
Best Thalmic Hack
Presented by Thalmic: one Myo armband for each member of the team
Best Muse Hack
Presented by Muse: one Muse EEG headband for each team member
Best Pebble Hack
Presented by Pebble: one original Pebble watch for each team member
Best Social Impact Hack
Presented by Magnet Forensics: one Raspberry Pi Kit for each team member
Best Use of AWS
Presented by MLH: team that best uses Amazon Web Services will receive one external hard drive for each member of the team.
Reinvent the Reading Experience (2)
Presented by Kobo: Kobo eReader for each member of the team
Most Fun Project
Presented by Info-Tech: One Leap Motion for each member of the team.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Any participant attending Hack Western 2015, from March 27, 2015 to March 29, 2015.
CTO / CarProof
CEO / Big Viking Games
Associate Product Manager / Yahoo