BCHACKS is back with its fourth iteration from November 25th to 27th! The UBCO CSCU's renowned hackathon is hosted in collaboration with Major League Hackathon and spans 48 hours! This season, we're lucky to bring students back in-person! We may see students deliver some of their most exhilarating work while creating memories at the photo booth, or blitzing the popcorn stall! Following all the enthusiasm, we expect students to be immersed in code while participating in side tournaments, and workshops hosted by MLH, RBC, echo3D, Yelp Tech professionals, and the CSCU! In addition to our coding prizes, we will reward trivia and games! We are very excited to see everyone's projects this year!
Build any project, it is open-ended! Please update GitHub regularly throughout your project and submit via DevPost by 3PM on Sunday, November 27th (link in our Discord).
$CAD4,800 in prizes
Best Hackathon Project!
Runner for the Best Hackathon Project!
2nd Runner up for the Best Hackathon Project
Most Diverse Hack
$100 per member. Most Diverse Idea!
Best Startup Idea
Best Startup Up Idea! Will also be assessed on performance - of course.
Best Use of DeSo
Prize: $100 worth of $DESO coin, an exclusive DeSo Tumbler, and a YubiKey!
DeSo is the official Web3 sponsor of the MLH Hackathon League and the first Layer 1 blockchain custom-built for decentralized social media applications. While a blockchain like Avalanche costs $0.50+ to store just a 200-character post, the DeSo blockchain is built with custom indexing and storage optimizations which make it 10,000X cheaper to store social content on-chain! In order to qualify for the contest, build a hack that uses the DeSo API. While social media apps are a great fit for DeSo, you can also build financial apps, marketplaces, and more on the DeSo blockchain. To get started, sign up for a DiamondApp account, make a post tagging @deso with both your event hashtag & #MLH. The DeSo team will then send you even more $DESO coin to build your hackathon project! On top of that, the team with the Best Use of DeSo gets $100 worth of $DESO coin, an exclusive DeSo branded tumbler, and a YubiKey Security Key!
Best Domain Name from Domain.com
Prize: Domain.com Backpacks for each team member
Register a .Tech domain name using Domain.com during the weekend for your chance to win a Domain.com branded backpack for you and each member of your team! Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. The more creative the domain the better!
Best Accessibility Hack sponsored by Fidelity
Prize: Fidelity branded wireless charger
At Fidelity, accessibility is viewed as a major key to the success of their business, which is why they are challenging you to come up with innovative ways to make tech more accessible! We want you to use your hacking skills to find and build solutions that put opportunities and resources within reach to all communities. The team with the best accessibility hack will win a Fidelity branded wireless charger for each team member!
Most Creative Use of GitHub
Prize: GitHub Octocat Puzzle & Sticker bundle
GitHub is one of the best ways to collaborate, push code, get feedback, and show the world what you’ve built during a hackathon. To take it a step further, GitHub is now offering you access to industry tools, events & learning resources through something called GitHub Global Campus. Win this weekend’s Most Creative Use of GitHub prize category, first by signing up for GitHub Global Campus and second by using a GitHub repository to host your hackathon project’s code! Make sure your use of GitHub stands out with a detailed ReadMe page, meaningful pull requests and collaboration history, and even a GitHub pages deployment!
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
The judging team!