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

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

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 100,000 HKD.
If you want to carry out an entirely different idea - simply go for the Creative section!

For more information, visit http://hack.ust.hk

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Eligibility

Current students and alumni from any tertiary institution in Hong Kong.

Requirements

Code submission is voluntary but encouraged. Making your code public allows other people to learn from your work and may also lead to career opportunities.

We also encourage your team to write at least a paragraph describing what you worked on. Please feel free to add photos or videos of your team's work, which we may feature your team's photos in our future websites and promotional videos.

Judges

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Terrence Tsang
Chief Technology Officer, Madhead

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Kilroy Ho
Assistant Producer, Madhead

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Raymond Leung
Development Manager, Madhead

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Howard Lau
Head of Project and Innovation Management, BEA

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Cyril Chan
Head of Information Technology Department, BEA

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David Rosa
Co Founder, Neat Ltd

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Nickey Khemchandani
Chief Technology Officer, BSD Code; Women Who Code

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Karen Farzam
Founder, WHUB; Women Who Code

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Veronique A. Lafon-Vinais
Professor, HKUST Business School

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Francis Kwok
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Radica

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Yusuke Ohata
President, HKUST MBA Technology Club

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

Judging Criteria

  • Mobile Gaming
    Design/UX, Technology Difficulty, Uniqueness, Presentation, Q&A Period, Addictiveness (user retention)
  • FinTech
    Design/UX, Technology Difficulty, Uniqueness, Presentation, Q&A Period, Is there a market need + scalable + revenue model?, Security
  • WomenTech
    Design/UX, Technology Difficulty, Uniqueness, Presentation, Q&A Period, Is there a market need + scalable + revenue model?, Relevance to women
  • Creative
    Design/UX, Technology Difficulty, Uniqueness, Presentation, Q&A Period, Is there a market need + scalable + revenue model?, Distinctly not WomenTech / FinTech/ MobileGame,