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About this event

This is one hackathon you can't afford to miss. The CUTC Hackathon will be one of the craziest nights of your year, as you build something awesome, get feedback from some of the top people in the industry, and end up with serious prize money. If coding's not your thing, you can always set up a late-night LAN party instead - snacks are on us!

CUTC Hackathon is going to be hosted at CUTC Infect, Canada's largest and longest-running technology conference. This means you can combine two events into one and add a couple days of learning about and playing with the coolest tech to your night-long hackathon. You'd best rest up beforehand - it's going to be a crazy weekend.

Prizes

  • Home-1st
  • $10000.0
  • Facebook will be flying the winning team(s) to California for a chance to compete against winners from hack...

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  • Home-2nd
  • $3500.0
  • The best overall hack will be awarded $3500 by CUTC! You don't need to use any specific technologies to qua...

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  • Home-3rd
  • $599.0
  • A draw for a Microsoft Surface for anyone who publishes a Windows 8 app within the 30 days after the hackat...

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Schedule

  • Saturday
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM - CUTC Infect Conference Registration

    9:30 AM - 5:30 PM - CUTC Infect Conference

    5:30 PM - 6:00 PM - CUTC Hackathon Setup, Hackathon-only Participant Registration, Team Formation, Kickoff

    6:00 PM - Start Hacking

    9:30 PM - Advisor Check In. This is where you can get opinions from judges & advisors on how to plan for the rest of the night.

  • Sunday
  • 9:30 AM - Breakfast, Hack Pitches & Prizes!

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Rules

The rules for the hackathon are designed to allow everyone an equal opportunity for success. These rules are typical for most hackathons around the world, but if you have any questions/concerns, fe...

The rules for the hackathon are designed to allow everyone an equal opportunity for success. These rules are typical for most hackathons around the world, but if you have any questions/concerns, feel free to ping us for clarification.

  1. Start Together. You're allowed to form teams, develop ideas, and work on your designs, wireframes, etc. before hand. But, you can't write code beforehand. We all start coding together.

  2. Hack. Use any frameworks, tools, tricks or workarounds to help you build quickly. Use any language or service you want. If you need any hardware, you bring it. Plan ahead of time and ask us for help if you need help with your hardware. There will be category specific prizes, so try to use as many as possible to qualify for as many prizes as possible.

  3. Stay Agile. You're allowed to form teams or work individually. If you're working in a team, keep the team sizes within 4 people.

  4. You build it, you own it. You have the ownership of everything you build at the CUTC Hackathon.

  5. Deadlines: Follow the deadlines and submit the hacks on time. More information regarding specific times will be available soon.

  6. Have fun! Dinner, snacks and energy drinks are on us. All you need to do is bring your hacking gear and show off your coding chops. We'll have some games and LAN parties if you'd like to take a small break.