Classified Post Hackathon


Classified Post Hackathon is a 24 hours challenge for students and fresh graduates to build winning digital solutions for large corporates. The event is for participants to turn ideas into reality and will serve as a platform for them to develop their prototype, enhance their problem solving skills and to learn and meet with technology industry leaders. And at the same time for corporates to explore shining stars from the participants.

Date: 18 – 19 October 2019
(Contest briefing will be held on 12 October 2019 at HKPC Building)

Venue: Hong Kong Science Park
Opening and Brainstorming session: Exhibition Hall
Prize presentation: Charles K Kao Auditorium (Golden Egg)

Application deadline: 29 September 2019


Who can enter?
The Contest is open to teams of 3 – 5 members, all of whom are:

  • Undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Graduates with maximum 2 years’ experience

There is no limitation and restriction on faculty or field of studies. Participants who are creative, think without boundaries, curious and passionate are encouraged to join the competition.

Why should you take part?
By taking part in this competition, you will be giving the opportunity to boost the CVs, network with fellow students and practitioners, meet with industry leaders and gain real-life experience of pitching ideas.

How does it work?
Participating teams will be working on topic around Smart Living and are required to build their solutions base on the provided data set hosted on HKSTP Data Studio

Contest Briefing on 12 October 2019

A contest briefing will be held on 12 October 2019 at the Classified Post Career Forum to provide background information about the contest and the participating company.

Hackathon Programme Rundown

Date Time Programme
18 Oct 2019 11:00am Registration
11:30am Opening ceremony
12:00nn Beginning of 24-hour brainstorming session
*Free snacks will be provided
**Representatives from participating company to provide support on-site
7:00pm Dinner

19 Oct 2019 9:00am Breakfast
12:00nn End of brainstorming session
12:30pm Buffet Lunch
1:30pm First round presentation (3mins per team)
4:00pm Final round presentation
(15mins per shortlisted teams + 5mins Q&A)
6:15pm Prize Presentation Ceremony
6:30pm End of Event
Certificate and Subsidy distribution

Judging Criteria
There is no fixed answer to the question itself, and it will be judged by:
• Quality and innovative nature of the idea / demo
• Utility of the idea / demo


Outstanding participants will be invited by participating company to attend their internship programmes or even gain job opportunities! 

Each team will receive a HK$300 subsidy upon completion of the contest!

– HK$10,000 Tap & Go Stored Value
– Trophy
– Certificate for each team member

1st Runner Up
– HK$6,000 Tap & Go Stored Value
– Trophy
– Certificate for each team member

2nd Runner Up
– HK$3,000 Tap & Go Stored Value
– Trophy
– Certificate for each team member

All participants
– Certificate of participation

Application deadline: 29 September 2019

note: Each team will only have to register once 


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1. All participating teams grant the organiser and supporting partners the right to use the entry work and idea submitted / presented at the event, including presentation deck and/ or any prototypes developed within the event.
2.  All entry should be original work by the participants. Plagiarised or published work (including on the Internet) or work already involved in other competitions will not be accepted.
3. Winning teams are obligated to comply with the organisers’ requests for media interviews and photo/ video shooting (if applicable).
4. The organisers and their affiliates are not responsible for, and expressly disclaim, any and all liability with respect to or in any way arising from this programme and/or acceptance or use of the prizes, including liability for personal injury, death, damages, or loss.
5. Anonymisation is an important tool to mitigate the risk of inadvertent disclosure or loss of personal data, analytics will not require the use of data that identifies individuals
6. Data collection, use and solutions should be lawful and comply with applicable privacy laws and guidance notes.
7. All matters and disputes will be subject to the final decision of the organiser.