This virtual event brings together students and researchers from diverse fields to brainstorm and prototype novel applications to support brain wellness. These applications may either improve brain wellness directly through the encouragement of healthy lifestyles or indirectly by contributing to the study and dissemination of brain wellness concepts. Researchers and students studying healthcare, neuroscience, computer science, and biomedical engineering are invited to contribute their unique expertise to this event. It is anticipated that winning teams will develop the concept for an app, software tool, or program that will aid the mission of the BC Brain Wellness Program.
Participants may submit one (1) Project to be evaluated by the Hackathon Judges consisting of the following:
- A Project Summary
- A written project summary of approximately 250 words.
- Can be written directly into the submission form or uploaded as a PDF.
- A Project Presentation
- A 5-minute video presentation.
- Videos should be uploaded to YouTube, Facebook Video, Vimeo, or Youku so that they can be linked/embedded into the submission.
- YouTube is recommended.
- Detailed instructions on video uploading can be found here https://help.devpost.com/hc/en-us/articles/360052233752-Uploading-a-demo-video
- A Project Code Repository
- A link to a public Github repository containing any code used for the project.
- The code within the repository is not required to be a fully functional prototype.
$CAD800 in prizes
Each member of the winning team will receive one 100$ Amazon gift card.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Novelty is how original your idea is. If there is already something out there that is similar to or exactly the same as what you are making, then it is hard to argue that you have really produced anything useful.
Impact is how the project will improve the life of the beneficiary. e.g. How helpful would it be for those collecting brain wellness data or how well would it be able to educate people about brain wellness.
Usability is about how adoptable your product is for the intended consumer.
Creativity and Technical Innovation
Creativity and Technical Innovation is the cool-factor of your project. How interesting is your approach to addressing brain wellness, what new technologies or new brain wellness research does it incorporate into its design?
Polish is all about how good your pitch is. What does your presentation look like, is the purpose of your project clear, does the demo effectively convey how the prototype works?