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: 17 – 19 November 2018
(Contest briefing will be held on 3 November 2018 at InnoCentre)

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

Application deadline: 28 October 2018


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?
Teams will be assigned to 2 different categories by ballot: Media and Insurance.

For media category: participating teams are required to build their solutions base on the API data sets of participating companies hosted on HKSTP Data Studio

Contest Briefing on 3 November 2018

A contest briefing will be held on 3 November 2018 at the Classified Post Career Forum to provide background information about the companies in respective categories.

Hackathon Programme Rundown

Date Time Programme
17 Nov 2018 11:00am Registration
11:30am Opening ceremony
12:00nn Beginning of 24-hour brainstorming session
*Free snacks will be provided
**Representatives from participating companies to provide support on-site
8:00pm Dinner

18 Nov 2018 9:00am Breakfast
12:00nn End of brainstorming session
12:30pm Buffet Lunch
2:00pm First round presentation (3mins per team)
5:45pm Shortlisted Teams Announcement and Wrap up 7 Certificate Distribution

19 Nov 2018 9:00am Final round presentation (15mins per shortlisted teams + 10mins Q&A)
1:30pm Networking Lunch for all shortlisted teams
2:30pm Prize Presentation Ceremony

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 companies to attend their internship programmes or even gain job opportunities! 

Each team will receive a HK$300 cash as subsidy upon completion of Day 2 of the contest!

Each category will have its champion, 1st runner up and 2nd running up winners. Their prizes are as below:

– HK$8,000 cash
– Trophy
– Certificate for each team member

1st Runner Up
– HK$5,000 cash
– Trophy
– Certificate for each team member

2nd Runner Up
– HK$3,000 cash
– Trophy
– Certificate for each team member

All participants
– Certificate of participation

Application deadline: 28 October 2018

note: Each team will only have to register once 



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.