IEEE Vancouver Windows 10 Hackathon


The IEEE Vancouver Joint Computing Chapter, SFU Faculty of Applied Sciences, and Microsoft are excited to announce our next hackathon.

What we are going to hack?

Come hack a Windows 10 universal app together in solo, in a team of 3 people. Don’t have a team? You can join one after project ideas are pitched. Pitch your idea and get others to join you. Your hack can be any type of Windows 10 app except games. So, you can build one of the following:


Please, bring own devices (laptop, Surface 2, etc.) with the latest public Windows 10 Technical Preview build and Visual Studio 2015 to build Windows 10 apps. If you cannot install Windows 10 on your own PC, there will be a very limited number of Surface 2 devices that we can loan out. Government issued picture ID is required for loaning out a device.

Judging Criteria & Prizes

Each team will be given a chance to demo their app to other participants and a panel of judges. Judges will score each app on the following criteria: UAP implementation, plat-form integration, store availability, and the app idea.

30% - UAP implementation. If your application supports different screen resolutions, display orientations and platforms you have a chance to get more points. We are going to test your application using Windows and Windows Phone devices and we are going to play with different window’s sizes there;

30% - Platform integration. Implement Windows features like Live tiles, notifications, platform extensions etc. and get more points;

20% - Store availability. Everybody will have a chance to create account in the Store during hackathon event. Just pack and publish your application and get additional points for your project;

20% - Idea. Be sure that “Hello world” application will not win the contest!

 The top 3 teams will be given a prize. Prizes are:

1st Place: Surface 3 Pro

2nd Place: XBox One

3rd Place: Nokia Lumia 635

Prizes are subject to availability and may change without notice. Each team member will receive a prize provided there are no more then 3 team members.

Other Registration Info

Registration opens April 27 at 11:00am sharp to the first 50 people who register. Your registration fee will help cover the cost of food. Main meals and snacks will be provided throughout the event. Registration fees are non-refundable.


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Registration opens April 27 at 11:00am sharp!

  Date and Time




  • Start time: 16 May 2015 09:00 AM
  • End time: 17 May 2015 01:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-08:00) America/Vancouver
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  • Simon Fraser University
  • 8888 University Drive
  • Burnaby, British Columbia
  • Canada V5A 1S6
  • Building: TASC1
  • Room Number: 9204
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  • Co-sponsored by SFU Faculty of Applied Sciences and Microsoft
  • Starts 27 April 2015 11:00 AM
  • Ends 15 May 2015 11:55 PM
  • All times are (GMT-08:00) America/Vancouver
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  • Menu: Meat & Veggies, Veggies Only


Saturday, May 16:

09:00 – 09:30 Registration

09:30 – 11:30 Windows 10 Tutorials

11:30 – 11:45 Break

11:45 – 12:15 Present ideas, form teams

12:15 Start hacking! (and lunch time)

17:00 Dinner is served

Sunday, May 17:

10:00 Brunch is served

11:00 Stop hacking!

11:00 – 12:30 Windows 10 projects showcase

12:30 – 13:00 Celebrate winners