The Basics: BitwiseHacks is a unique opportunity for secondary school and university students to participate in a fast-paced hackathon environment, while competing against their peers for unique opportunities in Hong Kong's vibrant tech and startup space, as well as other prizes.
What's a "Hackathon" Anyways: A hackathon is an event where developers, designers, and entrepreneurs 'hack' together a solution to a problem, and then present their work in a formal round of judging. While the word, "hack," has a generally negative connotation, it is important to remember the context. There shall be no hacking of malicious nature at BitwiseHacks.
Who Should Attend: Secondary and university students interested in entrepreneurship, graphic design, and programming. Since a winning team requires a broad range of expertise, we encourage people with skills in any of these arenas to participate. Pre-event Webinars: Two pre-event webinars will be hosted on the Monday and Wednesday before the event on YouTube, as a live feed. More details about these webinars will be sent as updates to registered participants.
10:30 - Doors open, and registration opens
11:00 - Registration continues and event officially begins. Networking time
11:30 - Ideathon. Pitch some thoughts, and recruit team members
12:00 - The clock starts, and work officially begins
13:00 - Workshops led by experts, and leading students begin; optional and casual
16:00 - Workshops are concluded; casually
18:00 - Dinner
20:00 - Some more casual workshops(pitch-oriented), and help will be available through the night
23:59 - Midnight snacks
February 21st :
09:30 - Breakfast
11:30 - Technical presentation setup briefing, and run through
12:00 - ALL SUBMISSIONS DUE ON devpost.com
12:15 - Presentations begin
13:00 - Presentations finish
13:15 - Judges release winners
13:15 - Awards are given
$22,747 in prizes
The top overall winner will receive 5000HKD sponsored by MiQ, one free month of hot desk space for each team member at the Paperclip HK coworking space(valued at 2000HK/month/team member for up to five team members), and one free TI-CC3200 Launchpad from AT&T (valued at 230HKD).
The best solution in its software merits will receive 2000HKD and one TI-CC3200 Launchpad from AT&T (valued at 230HKD).
The best solution in its hardware merits will receive 2000HKD and one TI-CC3200 Launchpad from AT&T (valued at 230HKD).
The judges' choice winner will receive a VEX Robotics IQ Super Kit, that is valued at 3048HKD retail
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
* All team members must be currently enrolled students
* All work must be completed between the hours of February 20th 12:00 to February 21st at 12:00, 2016. Offenders will be disqualified.
* Teams must consist of no more than 5 persons
How to enter
CEO MiQ Limited, Jamn, Mixably
Senior Director of Asia Pacific for IoT / AT&T
Director of Global Network Engineering / AT&T
Technology Director / AT&T
Is your app innovative in its solution, architecture, and implementation?
User Interface and Experience
We're looking for beauty and elegance in presentation, with a smooth user experience.
How well did your demo function?
Your demo and presentation should show off powerful features relevant to your solution.
Your app should have potential as a profitable and marketable product in the marketplace. Seeing as this is not purely a coding competition, it is necessary to have this in mind while architecting your solution and the presentation.