YRHacks is the very first York Region District School Board virtual hackathon. We are excited to invite 300 hackers from across YRDSB to participate in this event.

YRHacks will provide an unforgettable weekend packed with innovation, workshops, collaboration, and competition. We also have thousands of dollars in prizes!

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$2,310 in prizes

AMD: First Place Winner

$500 Amazon gift card to the winning team

Second Place

$75 Staples gift card to every member of the team

Third Place

$45 Staples gift card to every member of the team.

ELL Prize

$30 Staples gift card to every member of the team. Eligible for teams with at least 1 ELL student.

Best Game

$25 Staples gift card to every member of the team

Best Use Of API

$25 Staples gift card to every member of the team

Best Bot/AI

$25 Staples gift card to every member of the team

Best Web App

$25 Staples gift card to every member of the team

Best Use Of Any Database

$25 Staples gift card to every member of the team

Best Use Of Cloud Computing

$25 Staples gift card to every member of the team

Best Pitch

$25 Staples gift card to every member of the team

Best User Interface Design

$25 Staples gift card to every member of the team

Best Use Of EchoAR

$50 Amazon gift card to the team

3 month free Business Tier access for every member of the team

A feature on the "Inspiration" page of the EchoAR newsletter

Best Use Of Voiceflow

Voiceflow swag pack to every member of the team

YorkU: Sustainability

$30 Amazon gift card to every member of the team

YorkU: Pandemic Problem

$30 Amazon gift card to every member of the team

YorkU: Social Justice

$30 Amazon gift card to every member of the team

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Only current students in YRDSB high schools who have registered for YRHacks are eligible to make submissions.

Judges

YRHacks Judge

YRHacks Judge

Judging Criteria

  • Innovation
    Is this an original and unique product?
  • Complexity
    How detailed, well-thought, and developed is the product?
  • Usefulness and Practicality
    How would this product be useful in real life?
  • Design
    Is the user interface clean? Is the product intuitive?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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