Join us on Oct 19-21 for Edmonton's 2018 Hackathon! A space medicine related challenge will be revealed on the evening of October 19th and you will have less than 48 hours to come up with a solution.

A hackathon is a 48-hour innovation event that brings groups of people with various skills together in developing a solution to a predetermined challenge. Participants work in groups all day and night on their own creative projects. They share knowledge and skills while networking.  Occasionally, the hackathons lead to new business ventures.

This year's hackathon will be focussing on challenges in Space Medicine! Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate regardless of educational background. Whether you're coming in with a team or as an individual, make sure you register by clicking on the blue "register" button on the right. 

We are looking forward to seeing what you come up with! 

Schedule of Events: 

 

Day 1

Time

Location

Registration Opens

6:00 pm

KATZ atrium

Opening Remarks and Challenge Reveal

6:30 pm

KATZ 1-080

Brainstorming

7:15 pm

KATZ session rooms

Deadline for submitting topic request

8:00 pm

KATZ Master Hackers session room

 

Day 2

Time

Location

Doors Open

9:00 am

KATZ session rooms

Breakfast provided in Hacker Snacks room

Lunch (provided)

12:00 pm

Lunch provided in Hacker Snacks room

 

Day 3

Time

Location

Doors Open

9:00 am

KATZ session rooms

Breakfast provided in Hacker Snacks room

Project Submission Deadline

12:00 pm

https://hackaton-yeg.devpost.com

Judging Break / Lunch Break

12:00 pm

Lunch provided in Hacker Snacks room

Winners Announced & closing remarks

1:00 pm

KATZ 1-080

 

View full rules

Prizes

$200 in prizes

Master Hacker (2)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Everyone over the age of 14 is eligible to participate!  

Requirements

- Must submit a 30 second video on devpost and the official Space Apps Challenge website

- Any other material can be submitted on the devpost website. 

- If planning a live demo, make sure the Master Hackers know about it prior to the judging period. 

Judges

Nathalie Lévesque

Nathalie Lévesque
Coordinator, Access to information and Open data / Canadian Space Agency

Judging Criteria

  • Ambition of Problem
    Scale and complexity of the problem being explored.
  • Quality of Implementation
    Ability of the team to reach a solution and evaluated the project's viability.
  • Human Impact
    Total impact of the idea and specific impact on space medicine and terrestrial healthcare.
  • Quality of Presentation
    Ability for the judges to clearly understand (a) what the desired functionality is, and (2) see the benefits of the functionality.