Form your teams, brainstorm your cool ideas, and get ready to eat tons of free food... UQCS Hackathon 2022 is here!! Featuring prizes bigger and better than ever, SEVEN free meals, and 24 hour stay (TBD)! That's right - you'll be able to stay at uni overnight to get that authentic hackathon experience (TM).
Any year and experience level is welcome! In the past, students have built websites, desktop apps, games, hardware, and even robots and if you've never been to a hackathon before, not to worry - we'll be hosting a talk before hackathon weekend to walk you through and give you tips and tricks for your first hackathon experience.
EARLY BIRD TICKETS: student tickets will only be $10 if you purchase one on or before 5th Aug, or only $15 with a limited edition laptop blahaj shirt included! Other ticket types can be found at the Humanitix event link above.
Some past projects are on our showcase page.
Early bird student tickets are just $10 (or $15 including a limited edition t-shirt). Otherwise, tickets are $15 for students and $20 for non-students (non-students are not eligible for prizes). As usual, we will be supplying breakfast, lunch and dinner during the Hackathon too - make sure to grab your tickets so we can know how many people to cater for. See you there!
We'll have $5500 in prizes up for grabs across ten categories:
$2000 - Best Overall
The creators of the best project (as determined by our celebrity judges) will take home a whopping $2000 dollars (not to mention bragging rights)! This prize is proudly sponsored by TechnologyOne.
$1000 - Best Overall Runner Up
The second placed team (as determined by our celebrity judges) will take home $1000!
$500 - Best First-Years
The best team consisting entirely of students in their first or second semester of university (in any discipline) will find themselves the proud owners of $500 to distribute between themselves.
Note: for any ambiguous cases, the executive committee will determine team eligibility for this prize on presentation day.
$500 - People's Choice
After presentations have concluded on the Sunday night, you'll have the chance to vote for your favourite project, the project with the most votes will take home 500 big ones.
$250 - Best Interdisciplinary Project
UQCS likes to mix things up. The best project demonstrating skills or solving problems from other disciplines (hardware, science, math, and dare we say it... humanities) will be awarded $250 cash.
$250 - Best Design
The creator(s) of the project demonstrating the coolest visual design will take home their choice of $250 to spend on turtlenecks or a pirated PDF copy of Banksy's art book Wall and Piece.
$250 - Best Game
Be it a game or a gaming related project there's $250 in it for the gamers as well. May the brightest mechanical keyboard win!
$250 - Best Community Project
The best project (as determined by our celebrity judges) aimed at helping a philanthropic or community organisation, or addressing a social justice problem will earn a nice $250 reward (who said being nice didn't pay off?).
$250 - Best Presentation
While the project is important, so is the presentation. Why not ditch the slide deck for something with a bit more pizzazz, and win yourself $250?
$250 - Most Masochistic
The project that caused the most pain for its creators will earn them $250. It's not enough to make up for a weekend of self-inflicted misery, but it helps.
There are a few rules you'll need to follow to be eligible for prizes:
- Teams must use some form of version control, in a new repository.
- Projects cannot be started early.
- Teams must consist of current students from a university in Queensland, and team members must be UQCS members (you can join right here on the UQCS website!).
- Prize winners must be uploaded to the UQCS Showcase before payout.