AquaHacking BC

FAQ

Who is eligible to participate in the AquaHacking Challenge?

Students or young professionals that are at least 18 years of age and who reside in Canada are eligible to participate in the AquaHacking Challenge.

To be successful, teams should have the following skills represented by their team members: water science, engineering, programming, sustainable development, data analysis and marketing. Each team member should be persistent, creative, passionate, entrepreneurial and have excellent communication skills.

If you have any questions about your eligibility, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at Carolina.restrepo@obwb.ca

How do I register for the AquaHacking Challenge?

Click JOIN on the right-hand side of this page. Once you click JOIN, you will be prompted to sign in or create a Hackworks account. Continue to follow the prompts to register.

How do I edit my profile after I register?

To edit your profile, log into your Hackworks account and click the profile icon located in the top right corner of the website.

How can I find team members?

There are two ways to form a team. First, you can invite your friends, classmates or peers to register for the AquaHacking Challenge and join your team.

Second, you can use the Matchmaking tool on the registration platform to look at the skillsets that other participants have. The Matchmaking tool is a great way for individuals to join an existing team, and for teams to find additional members to optimize their collective skill sets. Once you are registered for the AquaHacking Challenge, you can start searching for teams to join, or create a team page and start recruiting teammates to work on your idea.

How many people do I need on my team?

Each team needs at least 2 members.

What are the Water Issues?

The Water Issues are the specific challenges that teams will build solutions for this year. Each Water Issue will focus on a different aspect of fresh water. Each team will need to choose one of the five Water Issues and build a solution that is desirable, feasible, and viable. Each of the Water Issues will be detailed on the homepage after the Kick-off on October 29th; right now you will find the water themes that will give you an idea about the issues.

What are the key dates I need to mark in my calendar?

Kick-off event: October 29th 2019, Kelowna UBC Okanagan Campus, EME Buiding Foyer
Semifinal: March 2020, Kelowna (date and location coming soon!)
Expedition: May 1st - 3rd 2020, Silver Lake Resort, Summerland B.C.
Final: June 2020, Kelowna (date and location coming soon!)

If I don’t live in B.C. can I participate in the B.C. Challenge?

Yes, the Challenge is open to all University and college students 18+, registered in a Canadian Institution.

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