Come be a part of Canada’s largest Makeathon!

IEEE UofT and Major League Hacking are back with MakeUofT to help your team make, design, and create hardware and software projects from start to finish in 24 hours. So come out the weekend of February 15-16th to compete with teams from across North America, learn from industry experts, and gain hands-on technical experience!

Make sure you apply by the deadline on ieee.utoronto.ca/makeuoft!

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Prizes

$CAD13,080 in prizes

1st Place Overall

First pick at our prize pool featuring various tech gadgets including headphones, smart home products, and more!

Each member will also get a DragonBoard 410C board (sponsored by Qualcomm) and free coworking space at the Brampton Entrepreneur Centre (sponsored by the City of Brampton).

2nd Place Overall

Second pick at our prize pool featuring various tech gadgets including headphones, smart home products, and more!

Each member will also get a DragonBoard 410C board (sponsored by Qualcomm) and free coworking space at the Brampton Entrepreneur Centre (sponsored by the City of Brampton).

3rd Place Overall

Third pick at our prize pool featuring various tech gadgets including headphones, smart home products, and more!

Each member will also get a DragonBoard 410C board (sponsored by Qualcomm) and free coworking space at the Brampton Entrepreneur Centre (sponsored by the City of Brampton).

Best Unconnected Hack

As much as we love connectivity and staying connected, we recognize the value of power autonomy. Show us your best hack that doesn’t use any form of wireless connection! Each member of the winning team will receive an Echo Dot.

Smartest "Unsmart" Hack

This prize is awarded to the team that presents the smartest hack that doesn't involve machine learning or any advanced learning frameworks to achieve its purpose. Each winning member will get a Fire TV Stick.

Best IoT Hack using a Qualcomm Device

The winning team will get one (1) Oculus Quest for the team (which features the Qualcomm Snapdragon!) plus 4 more DragonBoard 410C boards.

Best use of the TELUS CAT-M1 IOT Network (2)

IoT trackers, smart traffic lights, and rain sensors are so 2019. Show us a new and innovative way to harness the power of a Raspberry Pi on Canada’s largest and fastest IoT network.

Each winning team member will get a pair of BEATS SOLO 3 Wireless Headphones, and Raspberry Pi 4 2GB Complete Starter Kit - 32GB Storage.

Huawei Ascend Innovation Award

Use Huawei’s AI Development Board ‘Atlas 200 DK’, which is based on Huawei Ascend 310 AI processor, to build an innovative project with real-world applicability and aligns with Huawei's overall vision of a "better connected world." Each winning team member will receive a Huawei Watch GT.

Best Smart Home Hack

Create a hack that improves homes with tech and matches the ecobee brand as a Smart Home provider

Each hacker will receive an ecobee4 sponsored by ecobee.

Best Community-Focused Hack

We're looking for hacks meant to improve the lives of people and/or the community they live in, such as Brampton! The winning team will get free coworking space at the Brampton Entrepreneur Centre (sponsored by the City of Brampton).

Best Use of PYNQ

Awarded to the team which demonstrates the best use of the pynq platform, capitalizing on the ease of programmability and compute acceleration. The winning team will get PYNQ Z2 boards.

Best Use of Solace PubSub+ Prize

Use Solace PubSub+ Event Broker to stream events & data across cloud, on-prem, and IoT environments. The winning team will each get a Sennheiser HD 4.50 SE Bluetooth Noise-Cancelling Headphones.

Best use of Google Cloud

Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: g.co/cloud. Each winning team member will receive a Google Home Mini.

Best UiPath Automation Hack

Build an automation hack using UiPath! Each winning team member will receive a UiPath/MLH Branded Backpack and an opportunity to interview for a UiPath Internship in 2020 with high recommendation!

Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

Domain.com provides all the domain services you need from registration to hosting to SSL certificates and beyond. Each hacker will receive a FREE domain name and year of domain privacy from Domain.com for their project this weekend and a
Domain.com Backpack.

Best use of MongoDB Atlas

Create a hack using MongoDB Atlas to host a database in the cloud! Automate the provisioning and deployment process with ease, while focusing all your efforts on your hack. Projects built using MongoDB Atlas will be eligible to win an AirCharge Plus.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

  • Participants: Students of any professional learning institution are eligible to enter. Individuals must be the age of 18 or over.
  • Teams of 3-4 are required to participate in MakeUofT. Individuals or teams of only 2 members are ineligible. Further information on team formation can be found in our information package.

Requirements

In order to submit your project, you must submit the following items through Devpost:

  1. Project Name
  2. Team Member Names
  3. A short description of your design and a demo video must be submitted as part of the submission package.

Pictures are always welcome, but we do NOT need to see your code for the submission. Please ensure that you select all of the prize categories that you wish to be considered for!

Judges

Sai-Kit Eng

Sai-Kit Eng
Director - Qualcomm

Xiaoming Zhou

Xiaoming Zhou
Principal Engineer - Qualcomm

Julio Villalta

Julio Villalta
Telus

Jake Greene

Jake Greene
ML Engineer - Flipp

Muhammed Anwar

Muhammed Anwar
ML Engineer - Flipp

Motasem Salem

Motasem Salem
ML Engineer - Flipp

Lorna Lan

Lorna Lan
ecobee

Kevin Eng

Kevin Eng
ecobee

Dominique Lung-Hung

Dominique Lung-Hung
ecobee

Astawa Alam

Astawa Alam
Innovation and Technology Coordinator - City of Brampton

Rodrigo Geve

Rodrigo Geve
Solace

KeFei Su

KeFei Su
Solace

Patrick Deng

Patrick Deng
Huawei

Zhan Xu

Zhan Xu
Huawei

Derek Wang

Derek Wang
Huawei

Tanmana Sadhu

Tanmana Sadhu
Huawei

Peter Chung

Peter Chung
Huawei

Judging Criteria

  • Idea Originality
    Idea is original and described with great detail. Idea is useful in that it solves a problem, provides a service, or enables a significant function.
  • Hardware Technical Complexity
    Multiple peripherals are used to provide the necessary functionality required. Interfacing circuits are created with no problems.
  • Technical Integration
    System is well-designed and all components with their respective interfaces are working and well-designed. No bugs are present and there is some handling of non-ideal components.
  • Working Demo
    Demonstration works flawlessly, is repeatable, and impressive. Demonstration is clear and presents the underlying design principles.
  • Presentation
    Presentation is convincing and summarizes learnings, troubles, and deep understanding of technology used. Presentation is well rehearsed, demonstrate contributions by individual members, and reflect how the team was able to work effectively together.

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