TOHacks 2018

TOHacks is planning a 12-hour long hackathon that is exclusive to both high school and university students primarily from Toronto/GTA. On May 26, 2018, these youth will be immersed in a community of problem-solving and collaboration in order to devise applicable and creative solutions for real-life challenges faced in the industry. TOHacks will foster an environment that promises to embolden these students towards pursuing a career in STEAM, and it starts with developing and recognizing their entrepreneurial and coding skills. We focus on bringing an inclusive and diverse group of students to put forth their innovative ideas for a day of creative problem-solving.

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Judges

Vince Cheng

Vince Cheng

Farzia Khan

Farzia Khan

Victor Nguyen

Victor Nguyen

Nadia Bachan

Nadia Bachan

Nahrin Jalal

Nahrin Jalal

Sean Prashad

Sean Prashad

Anferny Chen

Anferny Chen

Catherine Chen

Catherine Chen

Laurissa Barnes-Roberts

Laurissa Barnes-Roberts

Judging Criteria

  • Ambition/Technical Complexity
    Scale and complexity of the solution being presented.
  • Fulfillment of Challenge
    Does the team present a solution that fulfills the challenge they decided to tackle?
  • Design Thinking and Creative Processes
    Did the team use the design thinking processes that were taught to them at the beginning of the event? Did they show you a brief picture of their ideation process and stakeholder analysis?
  • Originality
    Scale and novelty of the technology being used. How original is this idea? Is this just a “redo” of another project or has this project blended different concepts in a new way?
  • Execution and Usability
    Is this “hack” able to be used by a company or an individual to better a process or improve someone’s life? Is this enough to justify people to want to use it? Has the team identified how this project would benefit end users?
  • Design
    Does the design of the project seem polished in terms of looks and functionality? Is the user interface well designed? Does it offer a seamless experience to any end users?