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EY Hackathon – Hong Kong

Performing analytics on real life data and ideating secure digital innovation for Smart City

You. Your laptop. 1 weekend. What will you build?

A hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest) is an event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development and hardware development, including graphic designers, interface designers and project managers, collaborate intensively on software projects in a specified timeframe.

EY Hackathon

For enquiries about EY Hackathon, contact
Jeffrey MC Chan

Competition details

Date: 5-6 August 2017 (Saturday - Sunday)
Time: 9am on 5 August to 6pm on 6 August
Venue: Room 2201, 22/F CITIC Tower, 1 Tim Mei Avenue, Central, Hong Kong
Judging panel:

  • Gary McLaren – Chief Technology Officer of Hong Kong Broadband Network
  • Jason Pun - Assistant Government Chief Information Officer (Cyber Security and Standards) of OGCIO
  • Ricky Tong - Project Manager of The Gulu
  • Benson Ng – Partner Greater China Digital Advisory of EY

  • * Workshop on Data Analytics, Cyber Security, Business Presentation will be provided prior to the event.

  • Competition rules

    • Participants must be full-time university students in 2016-2017 academic year
    • Participants must bring and use their personal computer devices
    • Each team must consist of not more than 4 members
    • Teams are not permitted to collaborate during the competition
    • The project must be an original work of the participants, and that the project must not infringe any copyright or any other third party rights of which the participants are aware
    • All data obtained from the hackathon must be deleted after the event
    • EY has the sole discretion to determine whether a participating team is eligible for the event. EY may disqualify, at EY’s sole discretion, team’s entries (including, without limitation, content submitted in connection therewith) that (a) are in violation of third party rights or law or regulation, (b) use inappropriate or explicit language or images, or display content that EY or Sponsors otherwise finds objectionable
    • To facilitate a level field for all participants, all work must be created during the event, participants are, however, free to plan or brainstorm prior the event
    • Participants are allowed/encouraged to use 3rd party services, APIs, open source projects, libraries, and frameworks
    • Participants must be respectful and behave professionally. Harassment, discrimination or exclusionary jokes are not tolerated for this event
  • Team selection criteria
    • Skills mix of the team
    • Relevant data analytics and cyber security experience
    • Previous hackathon experience
    • Interviews may be conducted if necessary
  • Scoring
    • As a hackathon, technical difficulty is an essential component of the project. Pure business idea development is not encouraged
    • Following aspects will be considered when judging the project
      • Technical difficulty
      • Impressiveness (wow factor)
      • Innovation
      • Potential impact
      • Completeness of the project
      • Communication effectiveness and summary of results
  • Award
    • HK$8,000 cash prize will be awarded for each of the 3 winning teams
      • Best data scientist – The team which exhibits the strongest technical skills in hacking and data analytics
      • Best business idea – The team which comes up with the recommendation that has the highest commercial value
      • Best business scientist – The team which produces a solution with the best mix of commercial value and technical rigour
  • Agenda

    5th August, Saturday

    • 9am – Introduction and briefing
    • 10am – Hacking start

    6th August, Sunday

    • 1pm – Presentation by teams
    • 4pm – Panel discussion
    • 4:30pm – Award presentation ceremony
    • 5pm – Networking
    • 6pm – End of event


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