The Daisy hackathon is a 24-hour programming competition. Your challenge is to solve related parallel computing problems in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning. The goal? Beat your competitors for a chance to win an internship and cash prizes.
Create a team of 3 and join us for 24 hours of hacking. You’ll have access to the best hardware on the market and access to a team of mentors with years of experience in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning. You don’t have to be a pro to attend: if this is your first hackathon, we’d love to have you! The competition is designed to be completed by participants with a range of programming skills and experience levels.
The competition will take place on January 28-29, 2017 at the University of Toronto (St. George campus) at the Bahen Centre.
How many hackers per team?
Maximum team size of 3 people.
What should I bring?
Your laptop, charger, tablets, smartphone, and anything else you need to hack. Don’t forget your energy and creativity!
How do I join or form a team?
We encourage you to form teams before the event. If you’re interested in forming a team or looking for a team to join during the event, we encourage you to arrive early during the registration on Saturday and start socializing!
Are there prizes for the hackathon?
Daisy is providing monetary prizes to the winners, with support from our technology partners NVIDIA, and the opportunity for an internship* at Daisy Intelligence.
* Internship opportunity subject to successful interview.
What can I do to prepare in advance?
Make sure to attend the optional informational session on January 17 at 6pm at the Sandford Fleming Building, Room 1101. We’ll give you some tips and pointers that can help you out for the competition!
How much does it cost to participate in the hack-a-thon?
It’s completely free. We’ll also be providing food for the entire event.
Up for the challenge?
Unfortunately, registration is now closed. Check out this year’s results!