Designing solutions around social isolation among older adults at Sheridan College
One hundred students from all disciplines from the GTA are invited to come create, challenge, and solve a real-world challenge over the weekend. This year, we are partnering with the Sheridan Centre for Elder Research to help come up with solutions around social isolation among older adults. We believe that the older adult demographic is an important part of our communities that we should know more about designing for, which is why we have chosen to tackle social isolation.
We are a very beginner-friendly hackathon and encourage all students - whether or not you’re experienced - to come out for the weekend and brush up on coding skills!
All Sheridan College students will be accepted until the event has reached maximum capacity.
$3,735 in prizes
Social Isolation 1st Place
Sponsored by AGE WELL + Earth's Elders: The Wisdom of the World's Oldest People Hardcover Book for each team member provided by CERC
Social Isolation 2nd Place
Sponsored by AGE WELL
Social Isolation 3rd Place
Sponsored by AGE WELL
1st Place Overall
Sketch Licenses + Amazon Echo Spot for each team member + 1st Place MLH Medals (and the bragging rights to go along with it)
2nd Place Overall
$25 Amazon Gift Card for each team member + 2nd Place MLH Medals
3rd Place Overall
3rd Place MLH Medals
Best Use of Snapkit
Use Snap Kit's web or mobile SDK in your hack. Each winning team member will receive a Casio Calculator Watch.
Best use of Google Cloud Platform
Use Google Cloud Platform in your hack. Find a full list of GCP products & services at: https://cloud.google.com/products/. Each winning team member will receive a Google Home Mini, max 4 per team.
Best Domain Registered with Domain.com
Register a domain using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit.
Best IoT Hack using a Qualcomm Device
Use a Qualcomm device, like the Dragonboard 410C, in your IoT project. Each winning team member will receive their own DragonBoard 410C.
TECKIN Smart LED Bulbs
Best User Experience
Moleskine Dotted Notebook + Ruler Set
Google Cardboard for each team member
Built from Scratch
Most Technically Challenging
Lamdico Fidget Sculpture for each team member
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Participants: Individuals currently enrolled in an educational institution
Specialist Solutions Architect / AWS Canada
Senior Solutions Architect / AWS Canada
Education and Training Program Manager / AGE-WELL
Partnerships Lead / EDGE
Communications & Project Coordinator / Centre for Elder Research
25% / How unique is the concept of the solution? Does it do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem?
10% / Is the hack technically interesting or difficult?
Answers a Real World Problem
25% / Did the presenters clearly identify the problem they are trying to solve? Is the solution relevant to the identified challenge?
20% / Did the team push themselves out of their comfort zones? Did they overcome challenges to learn something new?
20% / How well was the project presented? Could you follow the purpose and intent of the project?