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AngelHack Colombo 2016

Saturday,May 28, 2016 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 6:00 PM (IST)

Dialog Axiata PLC - Head Office Auditorium No. 475, Union Place,, Colombo 02, Sri Lanka

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Girls-in-Tech
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wacom

A Welcome Note

4 years. More than 250 hackathons. More than 72 cities around the globe. We’ve seen it all. And from all of these events, we’ve noticed one thing: Anyone. Can. Code.

Age, race, gender, experience level, it doesn’t matter. Passion and dedication is what you need to create apps and technologies that have never been imagined before. Implementation and creativity are what differentiate you. Mind and skill are what conquer all.

Welcome to AngelHack’s 9th Global Hackathon Series, where Anyone. Can. Code.

Prizes

Let’s face it, prizes just make hackathons more fun. That’s why each year, we team up with our sponsors to bring you an awesome set of prizes. Drumroll please:

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Grand Prize: An exclusive invite to our HACKcelerator

A 12-week Curriculum to turn your hackathon idea into a startup reality
A diverse network of both local and global mentors
Weekly guest speakers
A chance to fly to Silicon Valley for our Annual Global Demo Day and participate in a week of extensive pitch training!

AWS

Amazon Web Services

Prize: $100 in AWS Credits per person through AWS Activate and

  • AWS Free Usage Tier
  • 1 month AWS Support at Business level
  • AWS Technical Essentials Online Training ($600 value)
  • AWS Business Essentials Online Training ($600 value)
  • 80 credits for Self-paced labs Training ($80 value)
  • 1:1 Office Hours with AWS Solutions Architects
  • Access to the Startup Blog and Startup Forum
  • Special “Self-starter” Third-Party offers
Wacom prize

Wacom

Challenge: Develop an app for iOS, Android, web, or Windows that uses the WILL SDK with a focus on productivity, writing, games, or other novel uses of digital ink.

Global Prize

The top two WILL SDK projects from all over the globe will win the following:

Selected as finalists in the global Wacom Inkathon
All expense paid trip to CES in January 2017
Finalists will then pitch for a chance to win $10,000, $5,000, or $2500 prizes.
WILL SDK Link: https://developer.wacom.com/technologies/will-universal-ink

Global Prize Submission Link: http://goo.gl/forms/tVJP8InYft

IdeaMart

Ideamart

Challenge

  • Use at least one of the Ideamart API’s and you are entitled to the following prize.

Prize

  • Market application through Dialog Axiata marketing channels to take your product to the market.
  • Support to get initial customers
  •  Extensive mentoring and incubation space for your startup
  • Access to latest Ideamart technologies.

Prize:

  • Winner – LKR 75,000
  • 1st Runners up – LKR 50,000
  • 2nd Runners up – LKR 25,000

Code4Impact

The Challenge is Simple. AngelHack’s nonprofit arm, Code For A Cause, is challenging superhero coders to build a technology that will have a positive impact on the world, people, or environment.
The Prize is Awesome. At the end of the 9th Global Series, the top three Code4Impact Award Winners will be invited to the AngelHack HACKcelerator Program. One of these three lucky teams will be flown out to San Francisco, for our 5th Annual Global Demo Day and will pitch to some of the largest Accelerators and Investors in the world, while meeting with leading social entrepreneurs. For more details click here.

Why AngelHack?

By joining an AngelHack hackathon, you are becoming part of a global, connected community of coders, innovators, and changemakers.

Beyond that, an AngelHack hackathon offers the following:

  • Games and activities to keep you PUMPED! (Nerf war anyone?)
  • The opportunity to work with other like-minded individuals
    Awesome food, and LOTS of it. A hackathon is nothing without tons of food.
  • The opportunity to learn some new skill sets
  • Swag on swag on swag!

 

Never been to an AngelHack hackathon? You’re in for a treat! Here’s what you can expect.

Schedule

Day 1

09:00 AM : Doors Open to Attendees / Breakfast of Champions
10:30 AM : Opening Ceremony and Sponsor Talks
12:00 PM : Lunch
01:00 PM : Coding Begins
07:00 PM : Dinner

Day 2

08:00 AM : Breakfast
12:00 PM : Lunch
01:00 PM : Hackathon Ends / Submissions due on hackathon.io.
02:00 PM : Demos Begin / Demos only / No Slide Decks
(If your demo doesn’t work, take us through the code of
what you did and where you got stuck. It’s about showing what you’ve learned and not about pitching an idea)
04:00PM: Winners are Announced / Prizathon!
Schedule subject to awesome changes. Stay Tuned!

Rules

We know some rules are meant to be broken, but you should probably stick by these:

  1. Fresh Code
    We all start coding at the same time. This is done to keep things fair. No one is allowed to come in and build on top of previous projects. It’s cool to work on designs beforehand, digital mockups, open source frameworks, and anything else available to everyone, but keep things within fair limits.
  2. Code Review
    Winning teams will be subject to a code-review at some point following the event or immediately before winning. This is to ensure that all code used is in fact fresh.
    Ownership and IP
    Teams have full ownership of everything they build at our events and are free to do with it as they wish.
  3. Team Size
    Teams of up to 5 humans are allowed. You can also add 1 cyborg, Furby, drone, or Sphero.
  4. Submissions
    Each hackathon has its individual hackathon.io page, which projects should be submitted on. Submissions take place after 24 hours of pure hacking.
  5. DEMO your Hack
    You must demo your hack in order to present. No slide-decks or Powerpoint will be allowed. Two minute presentation and one minute Q&A from Judges.
  6. Have a damn good time!

FAQ’s

What should I build?

Let your gut guide you! We usually like to see projects that are innovative, and have the potential to improve or influence people’s lives. Try to build a hack that people can use, enjoy, and potentially scale. Most importantly, have fun with it and try to finish on time. We know you can only do so much in 24 hours, so it’s ok if your project is not perfect (yet).

Are there travel stipends?

Unfortunately, we cannot provide travel stipends for our global series.

Who can attend?

Anyone and everyone! Our attendees typically consist of junior developers looking to improve their skills, senior developers looking to expand their horizons, designers of all skill-sets, and serious entrepreneurs that can add value to teams. Bring your idea and let’s go!

How is the hackathon judged?

Let’s be honest, y’all can do better than Powerpoints. Which is why we rock with live DEMOS only! No exceptions. To win an AngelHack hackathon, you will have to demo your product for at least 30 seconds, but don’t worry if your project is still not 100% perfected. Projects will be judged based on the following criteria:

Impact: How impactful will this solution be for it’s target audience? Is it scalable?
Creativity: How original is this solution?
Design: How well designed is this solution, from front end through to UI/UX?
Execution: How well executed is this solution from start to finish?

Last thing. In this day and age of #selfies and #squad photos, it’s likely that photos and/or video will be taken at the event. By entering the venue, you’re giving us the OK to snap photos and post to social media.

For more info, don’t hesitate to visit our website www.angelhack.com or hit us up at info@angelhack.com.

We’re excited to see you there!

– The AngelHack Team

Judges

Venura-Mendis

Venura Mendis

CTO at WSO2.Telco

Shahani-Markus

Shahani Markus

Global Technology Executive and Entrepreneur

Keshan-Sodimana

Keshan Sodimana

Country Engineering Consultant at Google

Ambassadors

Mentors

Shafraz-Rahim

Shafraz Rahim

Sponsors

IdeaMart
Dialog

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