Introducing cmd-f, Vancouver's first all-female* hackathon, happening March 9-10th at the University of British Columbia. Join us to *shift* the idea of what a hacker looks like and counter common misconceptions about women* in tech.

We understand that the term "female" is not an accurate description for many people, hence why we denote it with an "*". cmd-f welcomes participants who identify as female, as well as non-binary, agender, intersex people.

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All projects must be submitted on Devpost by 1:00 PM PST on Sunday, March 10th, 2019.

All participants must follow MLH's Code of Conduct.

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$CAD6,472 in prizes

cmd-f Finalists (3)

- First Place: $500
- Second Place: $300
- Third Place: $200

TELUS - "The Best Use of IoT or AI Capabilities to Foster Sustainable and Safe Cities"

Winners of the TELUS challenge will receive:
- An IoT prize kit with an Amazon Echo Plus, a Philips Hue light Starter Kit, an Amazon IoT smart plug, a TELUS LTE-M IoT Starter Kit including an IoT development board, a TELUS critter and a TELUS backpack
- A lunch appointment with our TELUS Chief Technology Officer, Ibrahim Gedeon
- A tour of our Innovation Centre at TELUS Garden (downtown Vancouver)

RBC - "Most Disruptive Idea"

Hackathons are all about creating new things using new technology and technical disruption is at the heart of everything we do. If your team has the most disruptive idea this weekend, each of your team members will win a $150 gift card and a guaranteed interview with RBC Technology. Think outside the box, go big, and challenge yourself – the sky is the limit!

Best Use of Google Cloud Platform

Use a Google Cloud Platform service (list hosting or machine learning) in your project to win a Google Home Mini for each team member

Best Domain Name from

Register the most interesting domain using your FREE credit this weekend to win a Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit for each team member

Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm Device

Use a Qualcomm device, like a DragonBoard 410C, in an Internet of Things project this weekend to win a Dragonboard 410c for each team member.

Snap Kit Prize

Use Snap Kit to integrate Snapchat's best features into your hack to win Spectacles by Snapchat for each member of your team.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Dr. Cinda Heeren

Dr. Cinda Heeren
The University of British Columbia

Dr. Mahsa T. Pourazad

Dr. Mahsa T. Pourazad

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Difficulty
    Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Were there real technical challenges to surmount?
  • Originality
    Is the project unique and creative? When someone sees the project, will they think "WOW this is cool"?
  • Design / User Experience
    Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well-designed?
  • Practicality
    Is there a problem that the hack solves? If so, how useful is it?

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