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
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
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:
Grand Prize: An exclusive invite to our HACKcelerator
Amazon Web Services
Prize: $100 in AWS Credits per person through AWS Activate and
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:
WILL SDK Link: https://developer.wacom.com/technologies/will-universal-ink
Global Prize Submission Link: http://goo.gl/forms/tVJP8InYft
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.
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.
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.
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
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:
Never been to an AngelHack hackathon? You’re in for a treat! Here’s what you can expect.
Schedule subject to awesome changes. Stay Tuned!
We know some rules are meant to be broken, but you should probably stick by these:
Have a damn good time!
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:
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.
We’re excited to see you there!
– The AngelHack Team
Founder of Plain Exchange (Winner of AngelHack Hong Kong 2015)
Founder of RedSo and Boutir (Winner of AngelHack Hong Kong 2013)
Co-Founder and CTO at BSD Code and Design Academy
Co-founder at Hack Pacific
Managing Director for Greater China @ Fjord
Engineer at Mind Fund Studio