Hackathon@HKUST 2014 (26-27 April 2014)

Hackathon 2014

Hackathon 2014

Hackathon@HKUST 2014 (26-27 April 2014)

Website: http://hackathon.cse.ust.hk/

Date: 26-27 April 2014 (Sat-Sun)

Here's a chance to spend your weekend in the most creative way.

Hackathon@HKUST 2014 will be a weekend event where HKUST students can propose an idea for a software application, build it, and present it to the public. It will be held on the weekend of 26-27 April 2014. You will get to form teams, propose your idea, and build a prototype in 24 hours. During the event, there will be mentors, entrepreneurs, and industry experts who will help the teams. Of course, we will provide you with free flow of snacks, pizza, and other refreshments. Hackathon@HKUST is the first event of its kind to be organized at a university in Hong Kong.

Hackathon@HKUST 2014 will take a competition format. At the beginning of the event, participants will be able to form teams, brainstorm for solution ideas, and design the system. Teams will then implement their solution within 24 hours. Following that, they will present their solution in front of a judging panel that consists of faculty members from CSE, HKUST Entrepreneurship Center, a HKUST alumnus entrepreneur, as well as a leading representative of the Hong Kong startup community. There will be a number of prizes and internship opportunities for the winning teams.

Hackathon@HKUST 2014 is open to ALL undergraduate and postgraduate students of HKUST. Students will form teams of 2-5 members, either before the event, or at the beginning of the event. Each team MUST have at least one member with programming skills. Other team members can take various roles, such as business idea generation, user interface design, etc. Your solution can be a desktop application, web application or mobile application.

Hackathon@HKUST 2014 will also feature inspiring speakers to share their experiences, and many startup companies are expected to attend the final presentations. The event will be a great opportunity to network with companies who are looking for talents here, at HKUST. For those interested in pursuing their business idea further, this will also be a chance to connect with experienced mentors.

Do seize the opportunity to develop and showcase your talent!