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AngelHack Hong Kong 2016

Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 6:00 PM (HKT)

The Wave 7/F ,The Wave , 4 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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.

Leading up to the annual AngelHack Hong Kong 2016, a week of exciting workshops have been put together for you! Come join in and meet like-minded hackers, form teams and prep to compete! Here’s the what’s getting down:


18th May Wednesday: HOW TO USE OPEN SOURCE PROJECTS TO POWER YOUR WEB APPLICATION  (optional)
Venue: KB114, Main Campus, The University of Hong Kong , Pok Fu Lam
Event link: http://bit.ly/ahhk-open-source

19th May Thursday: MOBILE APPS: AN INTRO TO DEVELOPMENT AND INVESTMENT OPTIONS  (optional)
Venue: Metta, 21/F, California Tower 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong
Event link: http://bit.ly/ahhk-mobile-apps-2

20th May Friday: ANGELHACK X MINDFUND PRESENTS: JAAN TALINN, CO-FOUNDER OF SKYPE  (optional)
Venue: LT-1, 4/F, City University of Hong Kong – 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Event link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/angelhack-x-mind-fund-presents-jaan-talinn-co-founder-of-skype-tickets-25186598795

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.

Prize: One Bamboo Spark for each team member (up to 5)

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

StartUp-Boot-Camp

Startup Bootcamp Fintech

Challenge: Build the next big Fintech related idea to disrupt the financial industry

Prize: Top FinTech idea submission will receive a FastPass to stand a chance to pitch and consult leading mentors from the Startup Bootcamp Fintech’s community at the Fast Track events.

FastTrack events are a bite-sized glimpse into the value a Startupbootcamp program entails. You will have the chance to pitch your early-stage FinTech startup, connect with industry experts and angel investors, get feedback from other startups and meet the Startupbootcamp FinTech team.

Project-Inspire

Project Inspire

Code4Impact winners that meets Project Inspire’s criterias will qualify for Project Inspire “Hackathon Tier” as a semi-finalist and win a dedicated crowdfunding page to raise funds & exposure for their project.

They will also be enroute to become the finalist to win $25,000USD grant, dependent on set criterias.

bronc

Brinc IoT


Challenge: Build the next big IoT related idea to disrupt the hardware industry

Prize: Top IoT idea submission will receive a FastPass to stand a chance to pitch to Brinc founders Bay McLaughlin or Manav Gupta, and consult leading mentors from Brinc’s community.

FJord

Fjord

Theme: Living Services
Challenge: Solving societal issues in Hong Kong through design
Prizes: 3000HKD for first, 2000HKD for second, 1000 for third

Breakout session will include explanation of Living Services and case studies of application

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.
  3. Ownership and IP
    Teams have full ownership of everything they build at our events and are free to do with it as they wish.
  4. Team Size
    Teams of up to 5 humans are allowed. You can also add 1 cyborg, Furby, drone, or Sphero.
  5. Submissions
    Each hackathon has its individual hackathon.io page, which projects should be submitted on. Submissions take place after 24 hours of pure hacking.
  6. 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.

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

Tak Lo

Tony Wong

Johannes Jaeger

Founder of Plain Exchange (Winner of AngelHack Hong Kong 2015)

Eric Ng

Founder of RedSo and Boutir (Winner of AngelHack Hong Kong 2013)

Nickey Khemchandani

Co-Founder and CTO at BSD Code and Design Academy

Harry Chen

Co-founder at Hack Pacific

Iñaki Amate

Managing Director for Greater China @ Fjord

Ambassadors

Harry Ng

Engineer at Mind Fund Studio

Sponsors

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