hackUST 2016


 16 - 17 April ( Sat - Sun )

@ HKUST, Hong Kong

Your most creative weekend!

hackUST is a 24-hour coding event where programmers, designers, engineers, entrepreneurs come together for 2 days to turn their boldest ideas into reality.

hackUST is open to ALL university students in Hong Kong

Frequently Asked Questions

WHO CAN ATTEND? 

As long as you are a university student (UG, PG) or alumni you're welcome to join. Don’t worry that you are not experienced enough - what matters is how fast you can learn and how willing you are to step out of your comfort zone!

WHAT CAN MY TEAM BUILD?

We will have three main themes, but there are absolutely no restrictions to limit your imagination, anything has a potential to win - from powerful apps, innovative hardware, to services that make life better.

WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE A TEAM?

Don’t worry- we have pre-hackathon activities as well as team forming sessions. Make sure to leave us your email and we will let you know about the schedule of the workshops.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

A laptop, a charger, and a super passionate heart. Tip: Bring a sleeping bag to grab comfortable naps during the coding marathon!

WILL YOU PROVIDE HARDWARE HACKS?

We do not provide hardware on the spot, but you are very welcome to bring yours (e.g. Arduino, building blocks, etc).

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Not a penny! Admission is free and includes unlimited food, drinks, a t-shirt, support and loads of fun!

WHAT WILL I EAT?

We will provide FREE vegetarian and non-vegetarian food for you - dinner, breakfast and tons of snacks.

WHAT IF MY QUESTION WAS NOT ANSWERED HERE?

If you have any questions, please email us at hackust2016@gmail.com - and we’ll reply as soon as possible!

THEMES


This year hackUST is based around 4 main themes.
Your team can choose to make a product that fits into one of these and compete for the prizes
of a combined value of more than 100,000HKD.
If you want to carry out an entirely different idea - simply go for the Creative section!


MOBILEGAME





PRIZE

HK$80,000


FINTECH




PRIZE

HK$30,000

WOMENTECH





PRIZE

The exact prize will be announced at HackUST

CREATIVE





PRIZE

Surface 3 Laptop

Special Prizes



PRIZE

BLACKPINE hackUST AWARDS

Audience's Favourite at hackUST 2016 Award HK$5,000

Most Interesting Clip at hackUST 2016 Award HK$3,000


PRIZE

RADIX hackUST AWARD

HK$5,000

$50 Amazon gift cards

Domain name for each team member


PRIZE

PRESIDENT's 1-HKUST AWARDS - HKD 30,000

2 prizes for the best teams with HKUST students

1 prize for the best team with HKUST alumni

PRIZE

Radica Think Out-of-the-Box Award

PRIZE

MBA Tech Club Award (HK$5,000)

JUDGES


MOBILEGAME

Terence Tsang

Chief Technology Officer, Madhead

Kilroy Ho

Assistant Producer, Madhead

Raymond Leung

Development Manager, Madhead

FINTECH

Howard Lau

Head of Project and Innovation Management Department, BEA

Cyril Chan

Head of Information Technology Department, BEA

David Rosa

Co Founder, Neat Ltd

WOMENTECH


Nickey Khemchandani

Chief Technology Officer, BSD Code; Women Who Code

Karen Farzam

Founder, WHUB; Women Who Code

Veronique A. Lafon-Vinais

Professor, HKUST Business School

CREATIVE

Francis Kwok

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Radica

Yusuke Ohata

President, HKUST MBA Technology Club

Donny Siu

Associate Director of E-Center; Student Affairs Office, HKUST

EXTRA ACTIVITIES



YOGA & MEDITATION

Exercise more than just your brain.


MENTORSHIP SESSIONS

Hear from leaders who are taking their ideas beyond the whiteboard.
Learn how to develop and scale your idea after hackUST.



PITCHING WORKSHOPS

Learn some hacks to nail your next big pitch.


PLATINUM SPONSOR

GOLD SPONSOR

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SILVER SPONSOR

SUPPORTING UNITS

"A recipient of the President's 1-HKUST Student Life Award (2015-16 Spring)"

CO-ORGANIZERS