RU Hacks is a student-run hackathon by Ryerson University, located in the heart of downtown Toronto (virtual this year). This year will be our sixth annual hackathon and we invite you to join us for a number of workshops, events, mentorship, and more. Meet new people, learn new skills and have fun while showcasing your talents!
International individuals are eligible to participate and the prizes are shipped to countries with Amazon due to delivery limitations.
Make sure that your devpost submission has the following and submitted by May 8th 10AM EDT:
A video (2-3 minutes max) that showcases your application
A link to your github repo (must be public)
A complete devpost description
Refer to the hacker guide for detailed information!
$CAD39,023 in prizes
1st Place: Apple IPad Air
The first-place team wins an Apple IPad Air for each group member
2nd Place: Oculus Quest 2 w/ Carrying Case
The first-place team wins an Oculus Quest 2 w/ Carrying Case for each member.
3rd Place: Ninja Airfryer
The second-place team wins an Ninja Airfryer for every group member
Best Implementation of Openscreen’s SDK/API
Openscreen offers a unique set of tools to help developers generate QR Code related workflows to create contactless applications. In this hackathon, we are looking for creative implementations of Openscreen’s SDK/API.
First place will win a cash prize of $2,500 for the team and a coffee-chat with our CEO
Second place will win a cash prize of $1,500 for the team.
Best Education Hack: Studio Monitor Speaker
The best education hack aims to aid in the transition of virtual academic to in-person academic life of students and beyond. Prize is a Studio Monitor Speaker for each member of the winning team
Best UX/UI: Drawing Tablet
The winning team's hack is deemed to have the best use of visual design principles and their consideration for user experience. The prize is a Drawing Tablet for each member of the winning team.
Best Discord Bot: Gaming Keyboard
The winning teams creates a Discord bot that is creative, practical, and beneficial to those using Discord bot. The prize is a gaming keyboard for each member of the winning team
Best Environmental Hack: Solar Charger Power Bank + Glass Straws + Bee's Wrap
The winning team's project aids environmental sustainability and is creative, feasible, and has a positive impact. The prize is a Solar Charger Power Bank + Glass Straws + Bee's Wrap for each member of the winning team
Best Application of DCP API 1st Place
Awarded for the BEST USE/APPLICATION of DCP API! Using DCP, you can bring any of your ideas to life no matter how complex. The limit is your imagination!
Prize: The first-place winner(s) will win $500.
Best Application of DCP API 2nd Place
Awarded for the BEST USE/APPLICATION of DCP API! Using DCP, you can bring any of your ideas to life no matter how complex. The limit is your imagination! Prize: The second-place winner(s) will win $250
The Wolfram Award
The Wolfram Award is for everyone on our top ten teams via award letter with a maximum of five individuals per team. This award is for a year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro.
Leading Learners will give Expansion Packs to winners. The Expansion Packs focus on thoroughly explaining 15 ways for student winners to completely focus on the idea's growth, innovation, and expansion of their projects.
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 located in the US will receive a Google Cloud Swag Bag complete with a beanie, pillow, journal, socks and lanyards. International winners will receive a Google branded backpack
Most Creative Use of Twilio
Build a hack that simplifies your life using any one of Twilio’s APIs for a chance to win a Twilio Swag Box and GameGo Console for you and each of your teammates!
Best Use of Auth0
Auth0 wants your applications to be secure! Use any of the Auth0 APIs for a chance to win some exclusive swag, including a Miir 12oz tumbler, Rubik's Cube, and sticker! The prize is exclusive swag for each member of the winning team
Dream Big and Create More Cheers with AB InBev
AB InBev is all about bringing people together and creating more cheers for a better world! Using whatever tools, hardware and/or software at your disposal, build a hack that leads us into a brighter future for a chance to win some amazing prizes for you and your team.
Best Use of MATLAB
MATLAB and Simulink are computation tools used at more than 5,000 institutions worldwide. Use their software in your next hack to win some exclusive MathWorks swag including a MathWorks branded cinch bag, pair of socks, baseball cap, stylus pen & deck of cards! You can also claim a free MATLAB software license to get started.
Best Use of DeSo
In order to qualify for the contest, you must launch an app that writes to the DeSo blockchain and/or implements DeSo identity. While social media apps are a great fit for DeSo, you can also build financial apps, marketplaces, and more on the DeSo blockchain. The Best Use of DeSo gets $100 worth of $DESO coin & an exclusive DeSo branded tumbler!
Best Domain Name from Domain.com
Register a .tech domain name using Domain.com during the hackathon. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a PowerSquare Qi wireless phone charger.
Providing Sublime Text or Merge license keys for each member of the first place team
Extended licenses (90 days) to all winners of the event
Mini Win: Best Domain Name
Your domain name is fun, extraordinary, and describes your project, this win is for you! The prize is a Charger Protector for each member of the winning team
Mini Win: Most Engaged Hacker
We see you attending a bunch of workshops, being interactive with our executive team, and actively communicating with other hackers in RU Hacks 2022 Discord server, you caught our attention! You’re the winner! The prize is Wireless Earbuds (individual win).
Mini Win: Most Engaging Demo Video
Your demo video is already finished?! If your demo video is the most engaging video, you’re the winner! The prize is a Phone Mic for each member of the winning team
Mini Win: Best Project by Youth
Hello to all the middle/high school hackers! This mini win is for you! If you’re 17 and younger, and have submitted the best project. You’re the winner! The prize is a Travel Cable Organizer for each member of the winning team
Mini Win: Most Number of Coding Languages Used
Where is the end of your code? Still not done? Okay, you’re the winner. The prize is Blue Light Blocking Glasses for each member of the winning team
Mini Win: Best Beginner
If you attended 2 or less hackathons prior to RU Hacks 2022, look out! Your project is the best, the win is all yours! The prize is a Mini Waffle Maker for each member of the winning team
**the team must have 2 beginner hackers**
Mini Win: Small Team
You managed to submit the best project with only 2 people or less on your team? This win is all yours! The prize is a Axolotl Plushy + Keychain for each member of the winning team
Mini Win: Longest API Chain
This, that, over there, here AND this service are all part of your project? You won! The prize is Smart Lightbulbs for each member of the winning team
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
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MVP Minimum Viable Product
Your minimum viable product, how much of the project were you able to complete and do you have a working demo?
How unique is your idea, has it been done before? What did you innovate/add to make this new?
Does your hack solve a problem?
How appealing does your application look?
Marked on video and devpost description.