cmd-f 2022 is the fourth iteration of British Columbia's first and largest 24-hour all-women* hackathon, taking place virtually from Sat March 5th to 6th, dedicated to exploring new technologies and celebrating women* in tech! This year, cmd-f revolves around continuous learning, personal growth, and wellness.
We're here to help break stereotypes and create a safe space for women* interested in tech to gain new skills, build confidence, and discover a supportive community - regardless of your background or experiences. To help encourage learning and tech creation, each project submitted will be a donation to a charity you support.
Learn more (and register) at cmd-f.nwplus.io
*The cmd-f team would like to acknowledge that "female" or "women" is not an accurate description for many people and it may make some feel unwelcome. We use * to specifically and intentionally include cis and trans women, as well as women-identifying non-binary, agender, or intersex people and other gender minorities.
Devpost and Portal submissions will be closing at 12:00 PM PST on March 6th, no extensions will be allowed. Please create and submit your Devpost project at least 1 hour in advance, don't worry if you're not done yet because you can always edit your submission before 12:00 PM PST on March 6th.
A video demo of maximum 4 minutes (hard cutoff of 4mins - your video will not be judged after the 4min mark!) AND a project GitHub link (or prototype link) must be included in the submission to be eligible for prizes.
Plagiarism is not acceptable and teams with plagiarized work will be disqualified - this includes self-plagiarism. We will be checking Github accounts.
Teams can have up to 4 members of registered hackers who must be present at the event.
Please select the one charity of choice you'd like to donate to with your project submission.
$CAD19,580 in prizes
cmd-f Podium Prize: Gold
cmd-f Podium Prize: Silver
cmd-f Podium Prize: Bronze
cmd-f Honourable Mention
TTT Studios: Get Unique with Unity
At TTT Studios, our goal is to solve business problems by embodying innovation and leveraging the latest technology to ensure we’re delivering quality work to all our clients and partners. As Certified Creators of Unity, TTT Studios understands the value in Unity’s technologies to provide custom solutions. As talented hackers, we want to see how you can best utilize Unity’s tools to develop a creative and interactive experience! As the world’s most popular development platform for creating 2D and 3D multiplatform games, the opportunities are limitless!
The winning team will go on a lunch outing with our co-founders, David Hobbs & Chris Hobbs. PLUS, each team member will receive TTT merchandise!
(P.S. our merchandise is sought after).
Our judges will be looking for creativity and how well you’ve leveraged Unity’s technologies to develop a unique experience.
Download Unity Hub to get started on developing your unique solution. If working in teams, we recommend using source control such as Bitbucket or Github to share your coding with team members.
For any other queries, please contact one of the available TTT Studios representatives.
Champion the Power of Human Connection
At Hootsuite, our driving purpose is to Champion the Power of Human Connection. For your team to qualify for Hootsuite’s #SocialForGood award, your project must make a positive social impact on how we communicate in today’s connected world. This could mean creating a tool that makes the world a more accessible place, creating an app that helps less-amplified voices to be heard, or providing a way for people to connect and organize in volunteering efforts, and beyond. The internet and our increasingly globally-connected world are powerful influences; what can you hack to harness that power for good?!
1 group Q&A/meet-and-greet with Hootsuite's SVP Software Development & 1 Invitation to interview at Hootsuite per team member.
Project must make a positive social impact on how we communicate in today’s connected world.
Building a "Groundswell" with the power of Salesforce
At Groundswell our core values are, #passion, #trust, and #teamwork. That’s why we want you to use your thirst for knowledge to learn and utilize something from Salesforce’s vast platform to help turn your ideas into a reality! There is so much more to Salesforce than just CRM—with access to a rich set of Developer-centric resources available at your disposal you can leverage so many capabilities through their platform and build solutions in no time! For an intro to this CRM join our workshop “Learning the Basics of the World’s Largest CRM” on March 5th at 1pm PST.
Each member of the winning team will receive a $200 Support Local gift card, a Groundswell hammock to take on future adventures, and more cool swag.
Our judges will be looking for creativity, and how well you’ve used Salesforce technology to help turn your ideas into reality.
Your solution must utilize at least one of Salesforce’s products or services.
Covalent: Developer Mode dApps
DESCRIPTION & RULES
Category 1. Developer Mode dApps
$2,000 USD (equivalent in a stablecoin) prize pool to the top 3 projects making use of the Covalent API for their cmd-f #BUIDLs. Our developer API is ideal for building projects related to:
- Multi-chain asset tracking, ROI, cost basis and tax calculators
- DEX and DAO analytics and transparency dashboards. For example, this was built by a recent Hackathon winner: https://dao-transparency-dashboard.vercel.app/
- NFT storefronts and marketplaces
- Blockchain explorers / scanners
- Multi-platform and custom-themed crypto wallets (e.g. multi-chain asset balance tracker that can be used on a wearable device, built into a spreadsheet, or offered as a browser extension)
All details for this sponsor prize is in this page:
Covalent: No-Code Analyst Mode
DESCRIPTION & RULES
Category 2. No-Code Analyst Mode
$500 USD prize pool (equivalent in a stablecoin) to the top projects making use of the Covalent API data in tabular format or with a no-code tool for their cmd-f #BUIDLs. Project ideas include:
- NFT Crypto Sheets: for instance, check [this](https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FSLvJTSxZ2zDujuCJyz_HN_kMcBItz3ex2E3_hzXACc/edit#gid=1710149492) out.
- An ROI calculator for a wallet based on assets held
- DEX and DAO Dashboards using data visualization tools such as Tableau or PowerBI
- A ‘wallet activity score’ calculator based on a wallet’s transaction history, participation in DAO’s, NFT collections and POAPs
- A Web3 web or mobile wallet app using any website builder (e.g. WordPress, Webflow) and using the website builder’s external API feature to pull in on-chain data using the Covalent API
All details for this sponsor prize is in this page:
Kabam: Best UX/UI
At Kabam, we are passionate about bringing Triple-A mobile games to the palm of your hands. Our mobile games have strong UX/UI designs that help keep our players engaged with an easy journey flow. Thoughtful UX/UI design is essential to the ease and enjoyment of products!
$50 Uber Eats Gift Cards for the team
Kabam Judges will be looking for a solution with an appealing design and seamless journey flow. They will be looking for designs that add to the enjoyment, engagement, and ease of use of the solution! Your solution can be in any field!
SAP: Most Coherent UX/UI Design Using the UI5 SDK and/or Web Components.
Looking to build a web application with a consistent design language, intutitive UX patterns,
effortless responsivesness and comprehensive accessbility support? Open UI5 comes with all of that built-in
and it's free to use. Check out openui5.hana.ondemand.com/ for the full SDK or sap.github.io/ui5-webcomponents/ for modular components to get you started on
your state-of-the-art, modern web application in no time.
Build the web application with the most coherent UX/UI design using the UI5 SDK and/or web components.
Bonus Points: Commit to web accessibility and show us that the web is for everyone.
SAP will be offering a VIP tour and lunch with the COO of SAP Labs Canada, the cmd-f sponsorship prize judges and mentors, as well as recruiters. This would be a great opportunity to make a meaningful connection with different members of the SAP team. At the same time, you’ll have the ability to learn about our operations and recruitment process in detail.
TELUS: Leverage technology to support social sustainability and community building
The presence of the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced many new challenges which have impacted our lives in a multitude of ways. As we move through this next phase of the pandemic, we’re looking for projects that leverage technology and innovation to help us build stronger communities.
- 1st place prize: Beats headphones per participant
- 2nd place: Fujifilm Instax Share Mobile Printer per participant
- In addition, all participants from 1st and 2nd place teams will be given preferred consideration for the TELUS GTLP (Graduate Technology Leadership Program) and Co-op programs.
Our judges will be looking at the idea and effectiveness of the proposed solution, level of technical and complexity of implementation, and presentation and quality.
Best Use of DeSo
DeSo is the official Web3 sponsor of the MLH Hackathon League and the first Layer 1 blockchain custom-built for decentralized social media applications. While a blockchain like Avalanche costs $0.50+ to store just a 200-character post, the DeSo blockchain is built with custom indexing and storage optimizations which make it 10,000X cheaper to store social content on-chain! In order to qualify for the contest, you must launch an app that writes to the DeSo blockchain and implements DeSo identity. While social media apps are a great fit for DeSo, you can also build financial apps, marketplaces, and more on the DeSo blockchain. For inspiration on project ideas, you can check out some of the existing 200+ apps already live on DeSo at Bithunt.com as well as our DeSo APIs.
The Best Use of DeSo gets $100 worth of $DESO coin & an exclusive DeSo branded tumbler!
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. Winners located in the US will receive a Google Cloud Swag Bag complete with a beanie, pillow, journal, socks & lanyards. Winners outside of the US will receive a Google-branded backpack.
Google Cloud Swag Bag or Backpack for each team member
Best Domain Name from Domain.com
Register a .Tech domain name using Domain.com during the weekend for your chance to win a PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Charger for you and each member of your team! Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. The more creative the domain the better!
PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Charger
Most Creative Use of GitHub
GitHub is one of the best ways to collaborate, push code, get feedback, and show the world what you’ve built during a hackathon. To take it a step further, GitHub is now offering you access to industry tools, events & learning resources through something called GitHub Global Campus.
GitHub Octocat Statue, Plushy & Sticker bundle
Win this weekend’s Most Creative Use of GitHub prize category, first by signing up for GitHub Global Campus and second by using a GitHub repository to host your hackathon project’s code! Make sure your use of GitHub stands out with a detailed ReadMe page, meaningful pull requests and collaboration history, and even a GitHub pages deployment!
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 embedded Arduino Uno compatible board. Each winning team member will receive a prize!
Grove Beginner Kit
Most Creative Use of Twilio
Twilio allows you to incorporate mobile messaging, phone calls and a ton of other awesome communication features right into your hackathon project using a web service API. Are you building an e-commerce website and want to send text notifications or email confirmations once an order is completed? Or maybe you'd like to verify users based on their mobile numbers? Twilio makes all this possible and more. Build a hack that simplifies your life using any Twilio API for a chance to win some awesome prizes! Get started with $50 in free credit using https://www.twilio.com/try-twilio?promo=mlh-twilio!
Twilio Swag Box & GameGo Console
Build a hack that simplifies your life using any Twilio API
Best Blockchain Project Using Hedera
Glorious Modular Compact Mechanical Keyboard
Build a project on Hedera's test network for a chance to win amazing Glorious Modular Compact Mechanical Keyboards for you and your team!
UBC Project Incubation Prize
If you are interested in further developing your project idea, UBC's CS department will be selecting a team they think will benefit from mentorship to continue working on their project. The team will continue their hackathon project during this incubation program with the guidance of industry mentors. The program is only available to UBC students. The CS department will also offer prizes and awards to those teams who manage to bring their ideas to fruition! Make sure to opt-in to this prize category if your team would like to continue working on your project post-hackathon!
Write 3-5 sentences in your Devpost under a heading (Why we want to continue working on our project!) explaining why your team is interested in the incubation program and further developing your idea.
Mentorship from industry professionals to continue working on your hackathon project and potential to win prizes/awards if your project idea comes to fruition!
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
How well does the project address the teams selected theme/focus? How much impact will this solution have?
Is the project a creative, original, and a suitable solution to the problem? Does the product introduce a new approach or perspective?
Is the design accessible (e.g. high contrast for good visibility, etc.) and aesthetically pleasing?
Does the hack work? Does the team present a clear explanation on the implementation and how it works? Does it seem finished or does it seem rough around the edges?
Is the presentation well-prepared and smooth? Does it make a good business case for the project? Are statistics used when relevant?
Peer judging will be based on project video demos. Each hacker will need to judge and provide feedback for 3-4 other projects in order for your own project to be eligible for prizes.