hackUST March 28.29

Closed!

*Confirmation will be sent to your registered email
during the week before the main Hackathon competition

What is hackUST?





Hackathon@HKUST (hackUST) is a 24 hour coding event, where university students from all over Hong Kong can come together and make ideas into reality. Whether you're a coder, designer or entrepreneur, people of skill levels and fields are welcome.

During the course of developing your prototype, there will be mentors, entrepreneurs, and industry experts who are going to help the teams out. Of course, we will provide you with free flow of snacks, pizza, coffee, tea, and other refreshments. hackUST 2015 is the second event of its kind to be organized at a university in Hong Kong, following the success of Hackathon@HKUST 2014.

Themes




Charitable App

*prizes for the Charitable App theme will be exclusively sponsored by Tencent Foundation

Entrepreneurship


Apps for Women Consumers


Judging Criteria




Below are the main descriptors, your hack will be assessed with. Click here for more details!

Main idea


Design


Technology


Presentation



Judges

The hackathon prototypes will be judged by experienced judges:

Pre-Hackathon activities


Pre-Hackathon activities (23 February – 27 March 2015)
Time Date Venue Description
18:30 Fri, 27-Feb LTF Kick-off event of Hackathon@HKUST 2015
Presentation slides: PDF

10:30 Sat, 28-Feb ECE Embedded System Lab (Rm 3115) Arduino (hardware) workshop - equips students with introductory hardware programming skills.
*The Arduino (hardware) workshop is exclusive for HKUST students
  • Arduino devices will be given out for FREE
13:30 Sat, 28-Feb ECE Embedded System Lab (Rm 3115) Arduino (hardware) workshop (Session 2)
*The Arduino (hardware) workshop is exclusive for HKUST students

15:30 Sat, 28-Feb CS Lab 1 (Rm 4221) 3D Design Software Workshop - quickly design and change product concepts in 3D without having to learn complex traditional CAD software.

18:00 Wed, 4-Mar CS Lab 1 (Rm 4221) Dialogues with NGOs - Using technology to solve real world problems

18:00 Thu, 5-Mar Room 2303 Women Consumers & the Potential Market

18:30 Wed, 18-Mar P507 (PolyU) Information session of Hackathon 2015, PolyU

18:30 Thu, 19-Mar LTE Information + team forming session of Hackathon 2015, HKUST
[slides]

18:00 Fri, 20-Mar The Collab, 24/F OfficePlus @Wan Chai Kairos Society Hong Kong: How To Pitch Your Business

18:00 Fri, 27-Mar LTF Last-minute team forming session

Schedule



SAT

28-Mar

9AM
Registration opens


10AM
Team Formation + Brainstorming


12PM
Opening ceremony. Coding starts!

SUN

29-Mar

12PM
Development ends, projects submitted for judging


12:30PM
1st round: On-the-desk judging session. We will have a few parallel judging panels.


2PM
Top 15 announced. 2nd round: Presentations of proposed ideas and software prototypes.


4PM
Snacks & Networking break


4:30PM
Closing ceremony and awards

MON

30-Mar

2PM
Public Techshow opens


5PM
Techshow closes

Prizes / Internship Opportunities


Beyond HK$100,000 in

more than 10 cash prizes (details)

and Internship Opportunities



Post-Hackathon support


1-2 quota for the winners to join Venture Mentor Service Program (VMS)

Representatives from our co-organizer, sponsors, and supporting organizations
may contact individual teams to provide further support




Past Photos




Main Event

Techshow

Past Video





* A creative video clip made by Brent Leung

Location


E21, Engineering Common Room, HKUST