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Building the Future of Tech

Enter the world of hacksingapore (also known as hacksg), a nationwide hackathon that brings together a community to tackle problems through emerging technologies — Blockchain, No-Code & Gaming. This is your chance to develop skills, explore new technologies, and test new innovative ideas to propel Singapore’s tech ecosystem forward.

This January, we invite change-makers all over the country to join us from Wednesday, 5 January to Sunday, 3 April 2022 for a hybrid hackathon catered to technical & non-technical talents. Throughout the hackathon, hackers will have access to mentorship and workshops from the IMDA Team, community contributors, and the broader ecosystem.

Themes

The Era of Blockchain & Trust

Blockchain has proven to spur innovations that address some of society’s pressing crises. We welcome hackers and teams with working knowledge or interest in blockchain, to work on creative and innovative ways of applying the technology to tackle real-world challenges.

The Rise of No-code/Low-code

Businesses no longer need traditional programming experts to build apps or tools. This track allows for participants without technical background an opportunity to showcase their talent and potential through the utilisation of no-code/low-code (eg. AI/ML, Data, API, etc.) applications.

The Future of Gaming

As game developers strive to meet the skyrocketing demand for new gaming platforms and deeper levels of interaction, we challenge you to build a video game or gaming tool that transforms the gaming industry. Artists, coders, and technologists are encouraged to combine their strengths to work collaboratively on a project.

Hackathon Pillars

Choose from one (1) of the three (3) tracks and work on challenges that are focused on a particular emerging technology.

The Era of Blockchain & Trust

Think different. Currently, the Ethereum main network is the canonical blockchain for the TradeTrust framework. The challenge is to submit a project with reference from TradeTrust GitHub, using Ethereum scaling solutions such as layer 2s and rollups, or even alternative chains which needs to comply with the mandatory properties of these guidelines.

The Rise of No-code/Low-code

In partnership with our Community Partner The Food Bank Singapore, we challenge you to formulate a ‘Volunteer-to-Task’ management system that is all-encompassing and streamlines the allocation of volunteers to tasks or activities.

The Future of Gaming

We’re entering a new era of the internet: Web 3.0 (or Web3). The challenge statement here is to create games or gaming features that will involve NFTs, play-to-earn (P2E) models, and decentralization to onboard users into a cryptographic world.

Prizes

Stand a chance to win from a prize pool of SGD $35,000.

The Era of Blockchain & Trust

The Rise of No-code/Low-code

The Future of Gaming

*All prizes to be distributed in SGD.

Judging Criteria

Our judges will grade submissions across 4 equally-weighted categories:

Design

5 points
If the user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) were well-thought-out, and if it was designed with the user in mind.

Creativity

5 points
If the project demonstrates innovative thinking and uniqueness.

Technical Complexity

5 points
The extent to which the project is technically impressive or sophisticated.

Feasibility

5 points
The feasibility of the idea, how adaptable it is across varied levels of technical background, and if it addresses the respective problem statements.

Schedule

Throughout the hackathon, participants will have access to mentorship and workshops from the IMDA Team, community contributors, and the broader ecosystem.

15 December 2021
Intro to #hacksingapore
Virtual | 7PM SGT
15 December 2021
5 January 2022
Opening Ceremony
Virtual | 7PM SGT
5 January 2022
19 January 2021
Learn & Build at #hacksingapore
Physical | 6PM SGT
19 January 2021
26 January 2022 - 30 March 2022
Weekly Hackers' Space
Virtual | 6PM SGT
26 January 2022 - 30 March 2022
16 March 2022
Networking Session
Physical | 7PM SGT
16 March 2022
3 April 2022
Submission Deadline
11:55PM SGT
3 April 2022
4-8 April 2022
Judging
4-8 April 2022

Resources

Blockchain

Video explanation of what a blockchain is in basic terms using simple examples and analogies.

Ethereum is a technology that is home to digital money, global payments, and applications.

TradeTrust is developed to address the current paper-based cross border trade processes.

No-code/Low-code

To understand that low-code development is the logical evolution (and not revolution) of technology. There was machine code. Then there was assembler, C/C++, Java and more.

Gaming

Learn about Web 3.0 and how it differs from the past versions of the internet.

A Non-Fungible Token, also known as an NFT, is a type of digital token or asset. A common analogy is to think of these as digital trading cards or digital paintings.

Web2 refers to the version of the internet most of us know today, while Web3 refers to decentralized apps that run on the blockchain.

Frequently Asked Questions

Any Global Citizen with an internet connection & is 16 years old and above!

(Please refer to the eligibility restrictions section in the Participation Agreement to check the list of countries whose residents are not eligible to take part in this Hackathon)

Yes! We want anyone with ideas or the passion to innovate to participate in the hackathon. Teams will, however, need at least one individual who can build/code a prototype as a code artefact is required for project submission.

There are no restrictions on any tech infrastructure to be used for the hackathon. So long you’re experienced in any blockchain technology, traditional technologies and/or no-code/low-code applications, your project will qualify for submission!

View our detailed Team Registration & Formation guide in the Participant’s Guide once you’ve registered.

Teams can have up to a maximum of 4 individuals. But of course, you can hack solo too.

Yes! Only registered individuals are eligible to participate and be considered part of a team. Please ensure that all members of your team are registered in order for the submitted project to be qualified for the prizes.

Community Partners

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