To hack is to create things that you always wanted to create, but that no-one else has built before. It's to come up with an amazing idea and work tirelessly on it. It is to fail, to fail again, and to fail better. It's to try out new things, to venture outside of your comfort zone, and to learn while doing that. It's to work together, to collaborate and to build things that are innovative. It is to be a better programmer.

To that end, we're organizing the first iteration of our hackathon - uOttaHack 2018 - and we invite all developers and hackathon enthusiasts to participate for an engaging and fulfilling experience!



Hacks in any theme also belong to General.


Make your submissions for the Cybersecurity Challenge using this theme! (Reminder: the Cybersecurity Challenge is INDIVIDUAL!)


Main Prizes
First Place Prize

Fitbit Ionic

Second Place Prize

Amazon Echo

Third Place Prize

Google Home Mini

Special Prizes
Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm Devcice

Qualcomm DragonBoard 410c + power source

This prize is awarded to the team whose IoT hack uses a Qualcomm device and demonstrates significant innovation, creativity, and utility.

Best Use of Amazon Web Services

$250.00 AWS Credit

This prize is awarded to the team whose hack incorporates the best use of Amazon Web Services.

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit

This prize is awarded to the team who incorporated the best domain name from Domain.com into their hack.


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