Hamilton's first 24-hour high-school hackathon is back.

Hackers unite. 24 hours of workshops, fun activites, and innovating!

As a group of innovative high-school students, we decided to bring our passion for all to enjoy once again. With over 200 high-school hackers all over Canada and only 24 hours to spend, possiblities are limitless. Holding innovative workshops and fun activities, we hope Hack The Hammer II becomes a experience never forgotten.


Hackathons are events where people get together, dream up crazy ideas and transform them into reality using code. Form a team, use your creativity to build a project, pitch it to a judge and compete for prizes. Along the way there'll be mentors there to help you and workshops for you to learn new things.

We're creating a friendly, welcoming environment for beginners. Otherwise, if you're a hackathon veteran, amazing! Build an awesome project, share your experiences and pick up new skills along the way.

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Prizes

$CAD24,414 in prizes

First Place

- HTH Limited Edition Trophy
- Ticket to McHacks
- Microsoft HQ Tour
- Google HQ Tour
- Shopify Toronto Tour
- Amazon Toronto HQ Tour
- Creative Tim Big Bundle Kit
- 1 year of Wolfram Pro
- 1 year of Wolfram One
- Hyper X Shirt and Waterbottle
- Choice of 1 HyperX Product
- $250 DigitalOcean Credits
- Special Gift from Forge @ Mac

Second Place

- HTH Limited Edition Trophy
- Ticket to McHacks
- Microsoft HQ Tour (Mississauga)
- Google HQ Tour (Waterloo)
- Choice of HyperX Product + HyperX Merch
- 1 year of Wolfram One
- 1 year of Wolfram Pro
- $150 DigitalOcean Credits

Third Place

- HTH Limited Edition Trophy
- Ticket to McHacks
- Microsoft HQ Tour (Mississauga)
- Google HQ Tour (Waterloo)
- 1 year of Wolfram One
- 1 year of Wolfram Pro
- $100 DigitalOcean Credits

Honourable Mentions (4)

- 1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition
- 1 year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro
- Discord Shirt

Best Design

- 1 year of Sketch License
- Supernova Studio License
- 1 year of Framer X
- Huion H420 Drawing Tablet

Best Gaming Hack

- $25 Xbox Gift Card
- Discord Swag (T-Shirt, Stickers, Pins)
- Choice of HyperX Product + Merch

Best Amazon Hack

- Amazon Echo Dot
- Amazon Toronto HQ Tour for each team member.

Best Security Hack

- Google Home Mini
- 1 year of 1Password license

Best Education / Programming Hack

- Shopify Toronto HQ Tour
- Choice of O'Reilly Book

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Participants: Accepted Hack The Hammer II applicants
Country: Any

Requirements

Include all neccessary repositories/source files for your project! We will need them to approve your project for submission, with an enforced no-write policy after submissions are closed.

Your hackathon submission must follow the Hack The Hammer Code of Conduct. Any project that violates Hack The Hammer's Code of Conduct can be subject to disqualification. 

Judges

Representatives

Representatives

Mentors

Mentors

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Difficulty
    Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is it just some lipstick on an API, or were there real technical challenges to surmount? This is the most important criterion that your hack will be judged upon for the general prizes.
  • Originality
    Is the hack more than just another generic social/mobile/local app? Does it do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem?
  • Polish
    Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well designed?
  • Usefulness
    Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?