Let's get Hacking! This weekend Hackademics is proud to be hosting a Sheridan based Hackathon, Hackville. We're focusing on you! The hackers, to help and come up with innovative sloutions to some of today's biggest problems brought forward by the United Nations. Together we will work to come up with new ideas and make some money along the way. 

We'll be running workshops, small events and have mentors to help you develop new ideas. We hope you are excited as we are and get the most out of Hackville!


Prizes provided by Hackville are subject to have a maximum value of $750 per participant. This money can only be award to Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada between the ages of 15 and 30. Therefore, if you are an international student and taking part in this hackathon, you will not be eligible for the prizes above. We do have backup prizes of Amazon Echos and $25 amazon gift cards that are given throughtout the event. We aplogize for the inconvence.

Luckly, our sponsors don't have any restrictions. Therefore, if you are an international student and taking part in this hackathon, we recommend you attempt our sponsors challenges and learn something new along the way.

Please make sure to review the rules of the event and if anything is unclear, post your question in the discord where our team will your answer. 


Submissions must include the following information:

  1. A video presentation that shows your sloution and the application you made
  2. The presentation that you used inside of your video
  3. A link to the Github repository that you used for this project
  4. A link to the Adobe XD or Figma prototype that you used for this project
  5. A link a deploy website with your submission

And if you think we missed anything, please put extra details inside of the text box to let us know. We want to make sure that your submission is as perfect as it can be!

Hackathon Sponsors


$10,050 in prizes

1st Place

You are the best idea and application made at the hack! Each person is rewarded $750.

2nd Place

Your idea is good, close to best! Each person is rewarded $500

3rd Place

At least you are on the podium. Each person is rewarded $250.

Runner Ups (2)

You did a great job, heres a cookie. Each person is rewarded $125.

RBC Challenge

Be the team to create the best application for RBC challenge statement and win a $2,000 Amazon gift cards split between team members + an invite to an exclusive RBC event. Check the rules for the challenge statement.

Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

Register a .tech, .space, or .online domain name using Domain.com 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 & Domain.com Backpack.

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 will receive a Google Branded Parkland Academy Backpack.

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 Arduino Uno R3 included. We select two winning teams for this category. Each winning team member will receive a prize!

Best use of VoiceFlow

The winning team will earn a 1 year license to VoiceFlow for each team member in the team.

Best use of EchoAR

The winning team will be rewarded a $50 amazon gift card, 1-month free business tier access for each team member and maybe will be featured on EchoAR "Inspiration" page.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


John Helliker

John Helliker
Dean of Innovation / Sheridan Research

John Lam

John Lam
Campus Entrepreneurship Lead at Sheridan College

Anna Pautler

Anna Pautler
Sustainability Officer at Sheridan College

Sarah Pollock

Sarah Pollock
Senior Development Officer at Sheridan College

Meredith Thompson

Meredith Thompson
Professor in Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Interaction Design Program

Douglas Whitton

Douglas Whitton
Professor at Sheridan College

Christina Weng

Christina Weng
Product Designer at Facebook

Adrienne Knott

Adrienne Knott
Business Innovation Consultant at Haltech Regional Innovation Center

Harold Sikkema

Harold Sikkema
Professor at Sheridan College

Judging Criteria

  • Addresses challenges in the following SDG
    Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being, Goal 4: Quality Education, Goal 5: Gender Equality, Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities, Goal 13: Climate Action
  • A Quality Presentation
    We want show with a lil bit of slides with a lil bit of the application.
  • Degree of Innovation and WOW factor
    Is your project the next big thing?
  • Depth and Breadth of Impact
    What goals are you focusing on and how specific is your product.

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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