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August 22, 2020 - August 23, 2020
Potential recruitment opportunities available at our hackathon
*Registration closes on August 21, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST
What is it?
The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically impeded classroom learning and decreased student opportunities for STEM. Ignition Hacks 2020 is a free virtual hackathon that runs from August 22-23 targeted towards middle, high school, and university students. Over the course of two days, our event will introduce participants to 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.
Ignition Hacks is proud to collaborate with iAscend. iAscend is a student-led nonprofit organization, funded by the University of Toronto, with the principal objective of equipping and empowering students with the necessary resources that they need to thrive within their respective institutions. Learn more about them here.
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.
Σ Division Sigma
This division focuses on the application of simple AI models to solve meaningful problems. Participants will be given a specific problem that they should solve with an AI solution. A base algorithm will be provided on the day of the event that participants will have to work off of. Solutions in this division will be judged on the accuracy, creativity, and commenting/explanation.
Δ Division Delta
In this division, participants must create a project that falls under a theme. Participants will be provided with products from sponsor companies to help build and enhance their projects. Projects will be judged based on the program algorithm, design and demo presentation.