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Hackathon
2019

Event Details

Run by: UWCSEA East College Service Coding for Good

Date: March 2nd

Time: 8 am to 8 pm

Objective

To design a proposal (with working simulations to present to the judges to demonstrate a capability of completion) for functions within an already launched Blue Dragon app designed to help trafficking victims or prevent possible dangers. More information will be delivered during the morning of the event. All you need to have is a pragmatic/creative mindset, preferably, a knowledge on the basics of programming, app design, and a desire to make an impact.

NGO Partnership: Blue Dragons

Founded in 2003, Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation is a non-profit organisation based in Vietnam whose aim is to help street kids and children who have been affected by slavery and human trafficking.

Food and Transport

Lunch, dinner, and snacks will be provided for the whole day. Transport will be provided from the Dover Campus.

Judges

Outside companies will be present during the Hackathon. Either running workshops, acting as a mentor throughout the day, or helping judge your proposals. Companies include Apple, Google, and others.

Prizes (for whole group)

First Prize: $300

Second Prize: $100

Third Prize: $50

Itinerary

Location

The event will be held at UWCSEA East Campus on March 2nd.

Workshops

APPLE

Led by Aditya Batura

Although formally a computer science engineer, Aditya prefers to describe himself as a growth hacker - engineering efficient, effective and unorthodox marketing and product development strategies in order to achieve growth.

Aditya is the Co-founder and CEO of Codomo, an education technology company with a mission to deliver delightful education experiences to nurture innovative minds throughproducts and experiences rooted in Design Innovation; an amalgamation of design thinking and computational thinking.

Under Aditya's leadership, Codomo’s first product; Potato Pirates has gone on to be the most backed gaming project from Singapore on Kickstarter - raising over a quarter million dollars with over 5,000 backers. Potato Pirates has gone on to be featured on large publications such as The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Mashable amongst others. Potato Pirates is now distributed worldwide by American game publisher Thinkfun.

Aditya is an Apple Certified Educator, Amazon Web Services Certified Cloud Practitioner and an Adjunct Fellow for Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). An avid life-long learner, Aditya’s myriad of personal interests include biohacking and spirituality. He is also a certified personal trainer, independently recording musician, a black belt holder in Goju-Ryu Karate, and holds a Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, for which he won a Bronze medal in Grappleasia’s Dumau tournament 2017.

TWITTER

Led by Jeremy HO

This Twitter workshop aims to equip all participants with an in-depth appreciation of the Twitter platform, along with understanding how the platform has changed, with the mission to serve the public conversation. Participants will learn how to Tweet effectively and how to incorporate Twitter as part of a campaign strategy. Come prepared with questions and an open mind to ask, challenge and learn.

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