Ignition Hacks 2020 is a free virtual hackathon that runs from August 22-23 that introduces middle and high school students to Artificial Intelligence.

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Over the course of two days, participants will learn about artificial intelligence and its various applications through a series of workshops and seminars featuring guest speakers. Participants can work by themselves or in groups of up to 4 members. Individuals or teams can choose to participate in one of our two divisions: Division Sigma and Division Delta

 

Note: Please fill out the Google Form to complete registration https://forms.gle/PFjFVsr4tJh6xPQk9 

 

Division Sigma

Participants in this division will be given a specific problem at 12:00 EST August 22 that they must program a solution to. A base algorithm will be provided on the day of the event that participants will have to work off of. Individuals and teams competing in this division must submit a Github link to their projects. Solutions in this division will be judged on the accuracy, efficiency and commenting.

 

Division Delta

In this division, participants must create a project that falls under a theme that will be announced at 12:00 EST August 22. Participants will be provided with products from sponsor companies to help build and enhance their projects. Individuals and teams competing in this division must submit a video demo of their project as well as a Github link to their program. Projects will be judged based on the program algorithm, design and demo presentation.

 

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Prizes

$CAD5,760 in prizes

Division Sigma: First Place Overall

$160 Amazon Gift Card
Udemy Subscription to Build Minecraft Mod using Java for every team member
Ignition Hacks T-Shirts for Each Team Member
Ignition Hacks Laptop Stickers

Division Sigma: Second Place Overall

$120 Amazon Gift Card
Udemy Subscription to Build Minecraft Mod using Java for every team member

Division Sigma: Third Place Overall

$100 Amazon Gift Card
Udemy Subscription to Build Minecraft Mod using Java for every team member

Division Sigma: First Place Accuracy

$100 Amazon Gift Card

Division Sigma: Second Place Accuracy

$60 Amazon Gift Card

Division Sigma: Most Creative

$80 Amazon Gift Card

Division Sigma: Best Commenting and Project Description

$80 Amazon Gift Card

Division Delta: Best Overall Junior Project

$200 Amazon Gift Cards
One year subscription to Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro for every team member.

*All team members must be 15 years or under

Division Delta: Best Overall Project

$300 Amazon Gift Card
One year subscription to Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro for every team member.
Ignition Hacks T-Shirts for Each Team Member
Ignition Hacks Laptop Stickers

Division Delta: Best Program

$50 Amazon Gift Card

Division Delta: Best Presentation

$50 Amazon Gift Card

EchoAR Prize

$50 Amazon Gift Card
1 Month Business Tier Access to EchoAR products

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

  • Any student currently attending middle school, high school and university OR is 20 years of age or younger
  • Participants can choose to work by themselves or in groups of up to 4 members

Requirements

Submission in both the Sigma and Delta Division must be made prior to 11:59 pm EST August 23 2020 on Devpost. 

 

Sigma Division

  • All programs in this division must be built using Python 3
  • Participants are expected to submit a Github link to their program

 

Delta Division

  • Programs can be built in any language
  • Participants must submit Github link to their final program
  • Project submission must also include a 3 minute video demo of the project that includes an explanation of the project concept and design process

Judges

Grace Zhu

Judging Criteria

  • TBD
    Full Judging Criteria will be posted closer to event date

theme

  • Machine Learning/ AI