An opportunity for developers from over the world to come together and create something powerful, meet employers and industry professionals and win amazing prizes. Attending BC Hacks is a no-brainer! :)


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  • The project should be submitted on devpost, by the deadline (12 pm PST).

  • The submission should include a 2-5 min long demo video and the source code of the project.

Hackathon Sponsors


$CAD7,400 in prizes

1st Place

Best overall as decided by the judges, based on the judging criteria.

CAD 400/member in form of gift cards

2nd Place

Second-best overall as decided by the judges, based on the judging criteria.
CAD 300/member in form of gift cards

3rd Place

Third-best overall as decided by the judges, based on the judging criteria.
CAD 200/member in form of gift cards

Best in Diversity in Tech

Addressing the lack of representation of minorities in the industry and celebrating the diversity in tech. Does your project address this issue and come up with a way to bridge this gap?
CAD 200/member in form of gift cards

Best First Time Hacker

CAD 200/member in form of gift cards

Best Start-up Idea

CAD 2000 to the entire team. E@UBCO Entrepreneurship Award Encouraging entrepreneurship in tech. Can your idea be turned into a business? Does a team have what it takes to create the next tech giant?

Best Use of AssemblyAI API

CAD 50/member

MLH- Dream Big and Create More Cheers with AB InBev

B 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.
Prize: Anker Wireless Charger Bundle

MLH- Best Domain Name from

Register a .tech domain name using during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a PowerSquare Qi wireless phone charger.

PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Charger

MLH- Most Creative Use of Twilio

Twilio allows you to incorporate mobile messaging, phone calls and a ton of other awesome communication features right into your hackathon project using web service APIs. Are you building an e-commerce website and want to send text notifications or email confirmations once an order is completed? Or maybe your application needs to verify users based on their mobile numbers? Twilio makes all this possible and more. 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!

Twilio Swag Box
GameGo Console

MLH- 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: 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.

Google Cloud Swag Bag or Backpack

MLH- Best Hardware Hack Sponsored by Digi-Key

Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with embedded Arduino Uno compatible board. Each winning team member will receive a prize!

Grove Beginner Kit

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Andy Wu

Andy Wu
Software Engineer - Cisco

Louis Lee

Louis Lee
Engineering Technical Leader - Cisco

Martin Stübler

Martin Stübler
Founder at BioFluff

Maxine Chan

Maxine Chan
Engineering Lead - Cisco

Noah Aiken-Klar

Noah Aiken-Klar
Director - Technology Division - RBC

Sam Ip

Sam Ip
Associate, Technology - Osler

Grant Lawrence

Grant Lawrence
Valhalla Angels

Vlad Gukasov

Vlad Gukasov
Space 307

Judging Criteria

  • Edit Remove Technical Competence - use and proficiency of the technologies
  • UI and UX
  • Idea, Pitch and Demo

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