Ignition Hacks

Check out the event website at: https://www.ignitionhacks.org/

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iAscend had the pleasure of partnering with Ignition Hacks to host its first ever hackathon in August 2020. Ignition Hacks was a free virtual hackathon event with over 460 participants from 19 different countries. Over the course of one weekend, the event introduced participants to artificial intelligence and its various applications through a series of workshops and seminars featuring exciting guest speakers. Participants also had the opportunity of applying AI models to create projects individually or in teams in order to solve meaningful problems that were judged on accuracy, creativity, design, and presentation. 71 projects were submitted and over $6000 CAD in prizes were won!

Guest Speakers

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Michael Litmann

Professor of Teaching Excellence in Computer Science at Brown University

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Katy Ilonka Gero

PhD candidate in Computer Science at Columbia University

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Samer Henry

PhD candidate in Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto

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Ria Chakraborty

Quantum computing enthusiast at the University of Waterloo

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Sharon Moo

Founder of Tibee and 3Three

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Fawzi Ammache

Industrial Engineering graduate at the University of Toronto

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Domingo Hui

Software Engineering Intern at Google

Sponsors

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