The hackathon is unique amongst regional hackathons for emphasizing hacks for change, in other words, hacks with social good. This year’s event attracted over 300 students, not just from McMaster University, but from post-secondary institutions around Ontario (e.g. Waterloo, UofT, Guelph, etc.).
Check out all the finalist presentations from DeltaHacks IV below!
DoctorDM – a text message based app that allows users to request a diagnosis via SMS messaging
Safety First – an image recognition tool that identifies and provides information about safety issues given an image
Findr – an app to help users identify find out how many other people are checked in to different rooms (e.g. so students could find free space on campus)
Kobot – provides text recaps of previous novel chapters (inspired by Netflix episode recaps)
ReadRelax – an app to help users relax and read quicker
Aloud – an app to read aloud physical written text materials
Kobot won 3rd place, Findr won 2nd place, and the 1st place winner was Aloud, who mentioned they didn’t even know each other before the hackathon! Many awards were also given away for individual, special categories, from “best use of blockchain” to “IoT”.
It’s always so wonderful to see this event happen year after year and grow in scope and quality – congratulations to the organizers for yet another great hackathon!