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Registrations for YRHacks 2023 will open in January 2023. Stay tuned!

Hybrid (In-person + Virtual!)

March 3-4, 2023

YRHacks is a YRDSB Hackathon run by students, for students.

Interested in participating in YRHacks 2023? Stay tuned for sign-ups in Spring 2023 by joining our mailing list!

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact us and we'll get back to you!

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students from 25+ schools

70+

projects submitted

25+

mentors and sponsors

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Participate in over a dozen workshops to learn various skills such as web development and graphic design, as well as fun activities!

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Network with industry professionals and learn about the latest trends in technology!

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Meet other talented students and work together to create something amazing, and win cool prizes and swag!

Winners of YRHacks 2022

First Place

ETrash

ETrash

Created by: Gary Niu, Eric Zhang

A household bin which uses Tensorflow to sort and organise garbage, with data hosted on a website. Based on Raspberry Pi.

Second Place

Discord Defender

Discord Defender

Created by: Timothy Ivtchenko, Danyal Amini, Adam Chen

Discord Defender is a Discord bot that makes use of a virus scanner and its API to keep server members safe from malicious links and files.

Third Place

C-ing Clearly

C-ing Clearly

Created by: Jeslyn Zhang, Thisha Sudhakaran, Rosalyn Tu

A new online prescription test that is free of charge and usable anywhere in the world. Thanks to our scaling algorithm, your score will be converted to an accurate prescription based on the Canadian valid optical prescription criteria. C-ing clearly is the new advancement to affordable, accessible, and efficient healthcare.

Fourth Place

Study Shoal

Study Shoal

Created by: Sophia Nguyen, Kevin Ge, Kenneth Liu

Covid has disrupted our lives in many aspects especially our education. Students are forced to learn in isolation so we designed an online meeting site, specialized for students to join into study sessions with their fellow classmates but also with people from different schools whom are taking the same classes.

Fifth Place

LOOPlayer

LOOPlayer

Created by: Ishaan Dey, Ryan Zhu, Nima Dehkordi

LOOPlayer is an innovative tool for incredibly engaging and augmented music education. Young musicians will be able to create amazing and creative music pieces with only a computer keyboard!

Sixth Place

Healthy Eats

Healthy Eats

Created by: Jessie Chee, Zoe Su, Bethany Lam

Our project is a website designed to encourage healthy eating by incorporating recipes and instructions for the 3 meals of the day; breakfast, lunch and dinner. It also includes the total time to prepare the dishes, the serving sizes, substitution for certain foods for restrictive diets, and also educating the readers about healthy and unhealthy eating lifestyles.

Best Pitch

TaskBot

TaskBot

Created by: Eric Zou, Angel Ma, Carlton Qian, Lynn Tao

TaskBot is a Discord bot that allows for more efficiency for all ages. The bot allows users to create tasks and check them off with ease using features, including prioritization, rewards, community engagement. Furthermore, the bot is user-friendly and easy to utilize with numerous commands and assistance tools.

Best Web App

LiveTok

LiveTok

Created by: David Kofman, Isaac Kogan

A web-app that revolutionizes TikTok's LIVE service for both creators and viewers, LiveTok provides additional features genuinely never seen before on the platform such as: user statistics, leaderboards, giveaways, and more. LiveTok makes use of custom software to read TikTok's live chats and perform data processing on them accordingly.

Best Game

Bullet Cell

Bullet Cell

Created by: Jake Zhang, Jason Chen, Melanie Ye, Kevin Wang

Our project Bullet Cell is a simple top-down bullet hell with roguelike elements and explosive edge-of-your-seat gameplay. It is a game developed on GreenFoot with inspiration from 'Itta' and 'Soul Knight'. It has easy to understand controls and ever increasing difficulty. The core aspect of our game is that both the enemies and the player becomes stronger as the game progresses, giving the player a constant challenge.

Best Bot/AI

The GoodEye Bot

The GoodEye Bot

Created by: Terry Su, Marcus Lee

The GoodEye Bot is currently a Discord bot that allows users to perform a variety of engaging actions on images of their choice. This includes but is not limited to: text to image generation, object classification, and image colorization.

Best User Interface

Jengo

Jengo

Created by: Mekaeel Malik, Martin Baldwin, Sandra Huang, Jasmine Yip

Have fun and socialise with your friends online with Jengo! Like the real-life game of Jenga, remove blocks and gain points by stopping the block at the right time, and try not to knock the tower over!

Best Use of API

Friend Bot

Friend Bot

Created by: William Wu, William Tao, Luke Zhan, Andrew Chu

Have you ever been up on Discord at night, searching for someone to talk to? Look no further! Friend bot is a Co:here-powered bot meant to respond to your messages! With Friend Bot, you will always have a companion to talk to, and you'll never be lonely again!

Best Use of Database

Ameratt

Ameratt

Created by: Amer Sangha, Matthey Dylan So

A simple chat room application that allows users to sign in with their google accounts and chat to others. Messages are stored on a cloud database.

Education Prize

Codedash

Codedash

Created by: Chris Liu, Doris Lam, Andrew Yeung, Jacky Guo

An educational coding game similar to Wordle which accepts user submissions.

Health & Wellness Prize

Maskan

Maskan

Created by: Handan Ozkurt, Hossein Heydarinejad, Kaneisha Thusyanthan, Stephanie Tong

With the lifting of mask mandates, some people fear entering stores due to not knowing whether other patrons in the store are masked. To combat this, our project enables an AI created using OpenCV and Python to transfer data to a website displaying the number of masked and unmasked customers.

ELL Prize

Hamster Portal

Hamster Portal

Created by: Alex Xu, Langchen "Felix" Peng

Hamster Portal is a level-based strategy casual game. It is written in Java, with our own rendering engine that was built on OpenGL/LWJGL3. The main goal of this game is to use bombs to launch and transfer those little hamsters into the portals.

Voiceflow: Best Use of Voiceflow

Automated Shopper Helper

Automated Shopper Helper

Created by: Jason Wu

A bot that can help users find critical information about items in a store. Information such as the price, location, the amount of the item in stock. Additionally the bot allows the user to place a home order, confirming the order with a SMS text message.

IBM: Best Use of Open Source

ReSketch

ReSketch

Created by: Aryan Gupta, Aryan Gupta, Aryan Gupta, Aryan Gupta

ReSketch puts the “fun” in “learning” by allowing students to engage with the UN Sustainable Development Goals while chilling with friends! Players sketch based on SDG-related prompts; points are earned if our AI recognizes the sketch. The prompt descriptors provide information regarding the SDGs for students to expand on global sustainability issues.

YorkU: Sustainable Cities & Communities

The Community Creator

The Community Creator

Created by: Nuthanan Tharmarajah

Create your own community, or replicate what your community looks like! Then, we will give you a rating and ways you can improve your community!

YorkU: Quality Education

1984

1984

Created by: Darren Lo, Jeffrey Xu

A Google Meet bot for teachers to help monitor and score the engagement of students by tracking their eyes with ML.

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