Toronto's Largest Summer Hackathon is Back.

Get ready to be part of Toronto's largest summer hackathon. On August 23-25, join us and 400 other amazing hackers at Bahen Centre for Information Technology to brainstorm, develop and demo mind-blowing projects made within 36 hours! We will be bringing you the hottest event to dive into splashing ideas, chill with the brightest tech minds of Toronto, and connect with top companies from across North America.  

Come code, learn, network, grab a bite, and end your summer the best way possible — at Hack the 6ix!

For general questions or email us at hello@hackthe6ix.com.

*Disclaimer: By attending this event, you, the participant, give full release and creative use of all pictures and videos taken by Hack The 6ix throughout the duration of the event to Hack The 6ix. You accept and acknowledge that all media may be posted via social media and public channels.*

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Prizes

$CAD29,330 in prizes

First Place

• One (1) complimentary BrainStation Certificate Course Per Winning Team Member *Provided by BrainStation*;
• One (1) Oculus Go Per Winning Team Member;
• $1,000 CAD Cash *Provided by Royal Bank of Canada*;
• $500 CAD in Indico API Credits *Provided by Indico*;
• One (1) Coupon for 4-Month Cloudsploit Premium Plan Per Winning Team Member *Provided by Cloudsploit*;
• One (1) Voiceflow Premium License Per Winning Team Member *Provided by Voiceflow*.

Second Place

• One (1) Echo Dot (3rd Gen) with Two (2) Phillips Hue Smart Bulbs Per Winning Team Member;
• $500 CAD Cash;
• $250 CAD in Indico API Credits *Provided by Indico*;
• One (1) Voiceflow Premium License Per Winning Team Member *Provided by Voiceflow*.

Third Place

• One (1) Logitech G305 Wireless Gaming Mouse Per Winning Team Member;
• $240 CAD Cash;
• $100 CAD in Indico API Credits *Provided by Indico*;
• One (1) Voiceflow Premium License Per Winning Team Member *Provided by Voiceflow*.

Best Insurance Hack (2)

One (1) Nintendo Switch Console Per Winning Team Member

Azure Champ Prize

*Provided by Microsoft*
• $1,000 USD to be donated to an approved charity of the winning team's choice to support Microsoft's joint initiative – social good!
• Prioritized entry in the upcoming Imagine Cup Semi-Finals with two chances to become one of the few elite teams at the regional finals!
• Surface Go’s plus keyboards will be given to each team member!

AWS AI/ML Services Prize - First Place

*Provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS)*
One (1) custom AWS-branded mechanical keyboard (104-key, Cherry MX Browns!) per winning team member.
** $100 in AWS Promotional Credits will be given to each participant who builds for the AWS challenge or uses AWS in your project.

FinTech with Impact

Each team member of the winning team gets a selection of the following: a bluetooth speaker, a Polaroid camera, a mini drone, and a pair of wireless earbuds *Provided by Vena Solutions*.

Celo Application Prize

$300 CAD Cash for the most thoughtful and impactful decentralized application on top of the Celo platform *Provided by C Labs Inc*.

Most Fun Hack by CodeMode

$500 CAD prize bundle of top-selling board games *Provided by CodeMode*.

AWS AI/ML Services Prize - Runner-up

*Provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS)*
One (1) Echo Spot per winning team member.
** $100 in AWS Promotional Credits will be given to each participant who builds for the AWS challenge or uses AWS in your project.

AWS AI/ML Services Prize - Second Runner-up

*Provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS)*
One (1) Echo per team member.
** $100 in AWS Promotional Credits will be given to each participant who builds for the AWS challenge or uses AWS in your project.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Hack the 6ix is open to individuals invited by the organizers to participate as a result of the invitation or selection process after submitting an application at https://hackthe6ix.com/apply. Participation in the Hackathon constitutes Participant’s full and unconditional agreement and acceptance of these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”). The term “you” refers to you, the “Participant”. Failure to abide by the regulations outlined or the associated rules may render the participant ineligible to participate or win “prizes”.

Requirements

Entries are considered if and only if submitted via Devpost before the announced closing time. 

JUDGING CRITERIA

TECHNICAL COMPLEXITY (25% Weighting)
Technical complexity (e.g. number of API uses, depth of API use) and other incorporated technologies/hardware. 

 

DESIGN (25% Weighting)
User experience, intuitiveness, ease of use, and generally how good the submitted project looks.

 

BUSINESS PRACTICALITY (25% Weighting)
The project’s real business applications (e.g. can the proof-of-concept be expanded to create a real, marketable product to consumers).

 

CREATIVITY (25% Weighting)
How unique and original the submitted project is.

Judges

Clea Huynh

Clea Huynh
Intact Insurance / Intact Assurance

Frank Jiang

Frank Jiang
Intact Insurance / Intact Assurance

Shishir Venkatesh

Shishir Venkatesh
Intact Insurance / Intact Assurance

Cassie Siljander

Cassie Siljander
Microsoft

Ehsan Eskandari

Ehsan Eskandari
Microsoft

Ashraf Ghonaim

Ashraf Ghonaim
Microsoft

Vivek Patel

Vivek Patel
Microsoft

Jack Lee

Jack Lee
Microsoft

Nilesh Shah

Nilesh Shah
Microsoft

Vishal Pawar

Vishal Pawar
Microsoft

Mike Apted

Mike Apted
Amazon Web Services

Diego Magalhães

Diego Magalhães
Amazon Web Services

Matt MacLean

Matt MacLean
Amazon Web Services

Hamidhasan Ahmed

Hamidhasan Ahmed
Amazon Web Services

Rudolf Potucek

Rudolf Potucek
Amazon Web Services

Nam Chu Hoai

Nam Chu Hoai
C Labs

John White

John White
Vena Solutions

Sheri Soliman

Sheri Soliman
Vena Solutions

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Complexity
    Technical complexity (e.g. number of API uses, depth of API use) and other incorporated technologies/hardware (25% weighting).
  • Design
    User experience, intuitiveness, ease of use, and generally how good the submitted project looks (25% weighting).
  • Business Practicality
    The project’s real business applications (e.g. can the proof-of-concept be expanded to create a real, marketable product to consumers) (25% weighting).
  • Creativity
    How unique and original the submitted project is (25% weighting).