At Merge, we believe that all youth have the potential to make an impact. Our event provides a unique collaboration opportunity between students from STEM and liberal arts backgrounds. We hope to bring new perspectives to the table, start important conversations, spark innovation, and most importantly, bring like-minded people together to work towards a better future.

 

Tracks

  • Sociocultural
  • Environmental
  • Technology
  • Healthcare
  • Education


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Prizes

$CAD54,085 in prizes

Best Sociocultural Project

- The team will be awarded $500
- Each team member will receive a 6-month 1Password Family subscription (valued at $30)
- Each team member will receive a Wolfram Award (year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro - valued at $375)
- Each team member will receive $1000 worth of Bubble credits

Best Environmental Project

- The team will be awarded $500
- Each team member will receive a 6-month 1Password Family subscription (valued at $30)
- Each team member will receive a Wolfram Award (year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro - valued at $375)
- Each team member will receive $1000 worth of Bubble credits

Best Technology Project

- The team will be awarded $500
- Each team member will receive a 6-month 1Password Family subscription (valued at $30)
- Each team member will receive a Wolfram Award (year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro - valued at $375)
- Each team member will receive $1000 worth of Bubble credits

Best Healthcare Project

- The team will be awarded $500
- Each team member will receive a 6-month 1Password Family subscription (valued at $30)
- Each team member will receive a Wolfram Award (year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro - valued at $375)
- Each team member will receive $1000 worth of Bubble credits

Best Education Project

- The team will be awarded $500
- Each team member will receive a 6-month 1Password Family subscription (valued at $30)
- Each team member will receive a Wolfram Award (year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro - valued at $375)
- Each team member will receive $1000 worth of Bubble credits

Second Best Sociocultural Project

- Each team member will receive a 6-month 1Password Family subscription (valued at $30)
- Each team member will receive a Wolfram Award (year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro - valued at $375)

Second Best Environmental Project

- Each team member will receive a 6-month 1Password Family subscription (valued at $30)
- Each team member will receive a Wolfram Award (year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro - valued at $375)

Second Best Technology Project

- Each team member will receive a 6-month 1Password Family subscription (valued at $30)
- Each team member will receive a Wolfram Award (year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro - valued at $375)

Second Best Healthcare Project

- Each team member will receive a 6-month 1Password Family subscription (valued at $30)
- Each team member will receive a Wolfram Award (year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro - valued at $375)

Second Best Education Project

- Each team member will receive a 6-month 1Password Family subscription (valued at $30)
- Each team member will receive a Wolfram Award (year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro - valued at $375)

Best AR/VR Application with EchoAR

- The team will be awarded a $50 Amazon gift card
- Each team member will receive a 3-month free Business Tier access to EchoAR

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Level of Study : Any high school or post secondary student

Countries : Anywhere around the world

Judges

Syed Kashif Rafi

Syed Kashif Rafi
Registrar & Director International Linkages & Opportunities | ILMA University

Anand Safi

Anand Safi
Engineering Manager @ Mark43

Jessica Kende

Jessica Kende
Product Designer @ Calibrate Software

Jesse Hu

Jesse Hu
Student @ University of Washington

Maria Guo

Maria Guo
Senior Fellow on Creativity and Entrepreneurship

Raphaël Titsworth-Morin

Raphaël Titsworth-Morin
Co-founder of Éphémère Creative

Linda Coleman

Linda Coleman
Director of Yale Human Research Protection Program @ Yale University

Aliaksandr Shulyak

Aliaksandr Shulyak
Senior Site Reliability Engineer @ Divido

Kudakwashe Foya

Kudakwashe Foya
Research Officer

Pranjali Singh

Pranjali Singh
Community Manager @ Skillenza

Peter M. Wehmeier

Peter M. Wehmeier

Judging Criteria

  • Originality & Creativity
    Did the team do something novel, or take a fresh approach to the problem?
  • Usefulness & Feasibility
    Is the project practical? Does it solve the problem?
  • Scope & Impact
    Who is affected by this problem? Who can benefit from the presented solution?
  • Evidence & Analysis
    Are the claims backed up by specific evidence, facts and statistics? How strong is the construction and delivery of the arguments?
  • Technical Design & Complexity
    Was the technological aspect of the project hard to build? Did the team use clever techniques or implement complex components?
  • Completion & Functionality
    Is the hack usable? Does it work? Does the hack achieve what the team wanted?
  • Presentation & Clarity
    Are the ideas well organized? Is it presented clearly?

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