XHacks is a 36-hour long event tailored to help developers create products that last. Let’s be honest. Hackathons are great. But as with all great things, we think that they can be improved even further. As avid hackers ourselves, we’ve been to many hackathons and we’ve noticed one common trend - after the hackathon, most projects get abandoned and during the hackathon, most projects are made simply for prizes.
That’s why we made XHacks. It’s the first hackathon with a promise for all hackers - that we’ll try our very best to ensure that you leave XHacks with a proper product that can be used by real people individuals. Please note that the prizes below are subject to change.
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$CAD123,350 in prizes
Voxelab 3D Printer (1st Place Prize)
Each member of the team will receive a Voxelab Aquila 3D Printer. Every project is automatically submitted to this prize.
Amazon Prime for 1 Year (2nd Place)
A complete Amazon Prime Membership the team. This includes free shipping and access to Prime movies and other add-ons. Valid only for students.
Netflix Standard Premium for 6 Months (3rd Place)
A complete Netflix Standard Premium membership for 6 months after the hackathon for you and your team to binge-watch movies and shows. Each account comes with the ability to watch with 4 devices at the same time.
WestingHouse 27 Inch Monitor (Best Solo Hack)
A 27 Inch monitor for your daily education, coding and work needs. You'll also receive a Cloud II Red Gaming Headset.
Any 2 Udemy Courses (Best Rookie Hack) (2)
Any 2 Udemy courses for each member of the team. The Udemy courses can cost up to $25 each and can be in any topic or area that you like in order to fuel your learning needs!
CMS Webflow Plan for 1 Year (Best Idea Hack)
The Webflow CMS Plan for 1 year after the hackathon to help you build no-code solutions. This also gives you access to any Udemy course for each member of the team up to $25 per course.
Google Stadia Subscription for 5 Months (Best Startup Hack)
A 5 month Google Stadia Subscription for the entire team. This gives access to games, shows and movies for the entire period.
Discord Nitro for 1 Year (Best Open Source Hack)
A 1 year subscription of Discord Nitro for every member of the team. This lets you access emojis, stickers and other perks across your Discord servers.
Admission to An Accelerator (Best Veteran Hack) (3)
Best use of Symbl.ai Challenge
The best hack built using the Symbl.ai APIs will win an Amazon Voucher worth $100 and Symbl.ai swag.
Best Web App with Qoom Challenge
- 1-year free Pro subscription + 1 domain name (one per team)
- Opportunity to join the Qoom Creator Group - a mentorship program for coding enthusiasts
- Be featured on Qoom's Project Gallery
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
All projects are due at 10:00 AM EST Sunday, August 8th, 2021.
Your Devpost submission must have the following:
A video (4 minutes max) that showcases your application
A link to your GitHub repo (must be public) OR a link to your Google Slides PowerPoint (Make sure that its viewable by us) OR a PPTX powerpoint file
A complete Devpost description
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
Dropbase (Y Combinator W20)
University of Waterloo and University of Laurier
DevOps Engineer @ InCountry Inc.
DevOps Engineer @ InCountry Inc.
All criteria are listed on our website: https://xhacks.live/judgingCriteria.pdf.