Iroquois Ridge High School's First Ever Online Hackathon!

Join us on December 12th for TrailHacks, Iroquois Ridge High School's first ever online hackathon! TrailHacks is a twelve-hour long online event promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in the Oakville community. At this event, participants will have the chance to work together in teams of 1-4 to develop, design, and program their own unique "hack" to solve some problem faced in the world or directly at IRHS. Participants will also have the opportunity to attend one of our many STEM Workshops for inspiration or to learn new and useful skills.

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REMINDER: THIS EVENT IS ONLY OPEN TO STUDENTS IN THE HALTON DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD (HDSB) (ONTARIO, CANADA)


Event Schedule

 

9:00 am

Opening Ceremonies

9:45 am

Hacking Begins

10:00am - 11:00am

Workshop A

11:00am - 12:00pm

Workshop B

12:00pm - 12:45pm

Lunch Break

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Workshop C

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Workshop D

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Workshop E

5:45pm - 6:30 pm

Dinner Break

6:30pm - 7:00pm

Final Touches

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Judging

8:30pm - 9:00pm

Awards and Closing Ceremonies

 

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Prizes

Best Overall Hack

Best overall hack as deemed by our judges

Best Rookie Hack

Best hack created by a team of majority rookie hackers

Most Creative Hack

Most creative hack as deemed by our judges

Public Favorite

Top voted hack who does not qualify for any other prize

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

  • All partipants must be students of the Halton District School Board with a valid @hdsb.ca school email.

Judges

Matthew Ortlieb

Matthew Ortlieb
Judge

Jen Tat
Judge

Jeffery Zhan
Judge

Hargun Sibal

Hargun Sibal
Judge

James Ye

James Ye
Judge

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity and Innovation
    - Is the idea unique? - Has this been done before? - Is the idea innovative?
  • Real Life Application
    - Can the hack be used in real life? - Does it solve a real problem? - Is it practical?
  • Technical Complexity
    - Is the hack hard to program? - Is the hack hard to build? - Does the hack work?
  • Presentation
    - Are visual aids and materials used to enhance the presentation? - Is the hack presented clearly? - Is the hack conveyed in a clear and concise manner? - Are questions answered effectively?