OMSHacks is the first hackathon in Operation Med School Toronto's history, bringing together like-minded students all across Canada to pitch their innovative ideas and bring forth their best solutions to address health-related problems. OMS Toronto is run by a group of passionate high school students who want to introduce fellow students to an ever-changing career in medicine.
This year OMS Toronto is launching two problem tracks that will be released on the day of the hackathon. Participants will be asked to submit both a pitch (slide deck format) and a video demo of their project.
|4:45 PM - 5:00 PM||Check into Discord|
|5:00 PM - 6:00 PM||Introduction to OMSHacks|
|6:00 PM - 6:30 PM||Start Hacking!|
|6:30 PM - 7:15 PM||Biotech Session by Ananya Chadha|
|7:15 PM - 8:00 PM||Gene Editing Workshop by Ridhi Gopalakrishnan|
|8:00 PM - 8:30 PM||Break|
|8:30 PM - 9:15 PM||Biotech Session by Neil Mitra|
|9:15 PM - 10:00 PM||Meet & Work with Groups|
|10:00 PM - 11:00PM||Group Activity|
|8:30 AM - 9:00 AM||Group Activity|
|9:00 AM - 9:45 AM||Data Science Workshop by Usman Bari|
|10:00 AM - 11:00 AM||Intro to AI Workshop by Fouad Yousif from Coding Hive|
|11:00 AM - 11:45 AM||Experimenting with COBWEB by Brad Bass|
|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM||Break|
|1:00 PM - 2:00 PM||Entrepreneurship by Georgiy Sekretaryuk|
|2:00 PM - 3:00 PM||Meet & Work with Groups|
|3:00 PM - 4:00 PM||Live Pitches + Judging|
|4:00 PM - 4:15 PM||Judging|
|4:15 PM - 4:45 PM||Closing Remarks and Winners Announced!|
Participants must be high school or university students residing in Canada or USA. The team can be between 1-3 people.
Pitching will happen live on Discord (groups will be given 4 minutes to pitch and 2 minutes for questions). The project, regardless of its completeness, must also be submitted in an appropriate format for consideration.
$CAD384 in prizes
Gift Card and TEDx Speaker Opportunity
Every member of the first-place team will receive a $50 gift card of their choice as well as a chance to apply to be a speaker at TEDxYouth@AYJSS. The team will also receive recognition on the OMSToronto website.
Every member of the second-place team will receive a one-hour consulting session with MDConsultants and recognition on the OMSToronto website.
Every member of the third-place team will receive a $25 gift card of their choice and recognition on the OMSToronto website.
Panago Pizza Coupon
The winner of the social media chalenge will be mailed a Panago Pizza coupon redeemable for 2 medium pizzas, any 2 salads and a 2L pop.
1Password - 3 Month Free Family Account
All hackathon attendees will receive a free 3-month family plan from 1Password
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
How technically impressive was the hack? Was the technical problem the team tackled difficult? Did it use a particularly clever technique or did it use many different components?
Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface?
Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? What kind of projects have they worked on before?