HACKATHON

Introduction

This June has witnessed an impressive success of TechCrunch Shanghai at West Bund Art Centre. Now, the most Silicon-Valley-Style summit for Start-ups with an utmost international influence would land on Beijing in the coming November. TechNode and TechCrunch, as the co-sponsors of this summit, plan to launch the Hackathon competition as the curtain-raiser, and let the brainstorm sweep across the hall of intelligence. In Hackathon, one of the classic sections in TC Disrupt, all the teams involved should conduct the programming as well as developing of their products in 24 hours, and present their products to the public. Jury would evaluate and assess the products, and finalize the winning programs. This time, we’ve invited quite a number of corporations for the jury. Meanwhile, these corporations would wait for you with their special rewards.

Principles

Ownership and Intellectual Property Right
The Ownership and the Intellectual Property Right of the products produced during the Hackathon competition belong to their producers completely, and could be used on their own will.
All the participants should sign the Non-Disclosure Agreement for APIs at Hackathon in TechCrunch Beijing, 2015.
Participants
Both individual participants and teams are acceptable. To be noticed, the limit of members for each team is 5.
Presentation
You should run your product and present it to the public. If you do not finish your presentation, don’t worry! Just try your best.
Awards
The jury of Hackathon consists of experts and the delegates from the sponsors. At the end of Hackathon, comprehensively concerning the performance of each team during the whole competition period, we would award the top participants with the grand prix or other special awards, including the Most Innovative Product, the Most Valuable Product, and the Most Completed Product.

Registration Qualification

We suggest that participants had better have 3-5 members on a team. However, if you think you’ve owned sufficient capacity to be both a front-end engineer and a developer, individual participants are also acceptable. Registration information should include division of the work, name list and an introduction of your program.

We agree that it would offer better help if you’ve already have a mature idea before coming to Hackathon. Nevertheless, you are not allowed to bring a semi-finished or finished product to the competition. Besides, if you have a strong will to participate in Hackathon but find it difficult to have partners with you, you could note down in your registration information along with related details, and tell us the role you could play in a team. Then you could directly build your team with other participants who are in favor on the spot. We would patiently and conscientiously assess your registration information, and finalize the list of participants.

Schedule

Registration:
NOW – Oct. 20
Sign-up Page:
the official website of TechCrunch China
Preparation:
Oct. 21 – Oct. 30
Log in at the official event webpage and finish the registration. Teams that pass the qualification assessment may make their access to Hackathon in Beijing. The jury would finalize the winners through the evaluation and assessment of their performance in the competition.
Competition:
Oct.31 – 11.1
Those teams that have passed the qualification assessment could be accessible to the Final. According to results of final evaluation, five of the teams would be awarded.

Rewards

1.Everyone gets Two-day TechCrunch 2015 International City Event – Beijing ticket if their program could be submitted successfully
2.TechCrunch 2015 International City Event – Beijing Hackathon certificate of honor.

Top 10 teams can get
Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic or Sennheiser HD598 earphone

Teams who successfully submit program can have the chance to get:
1.Logitech Performance MX, 10sets
2.Lego IDEAS2015 WALL-E robot, 10sets
3.TechCrunch puzzle
4.Fordable Bluetooth keyboard

Moreover we prepared few challenges, hackers can participate by their free will, the rewards of challenges are also impressive.
3.Sponsor souvenir T-shirt

Challenge-1: PSA Peugeot Citroen
Task:
PSA Peugeot Citroen is the second largest automotive manufacturers in Europe, owning three automotive brands: DS connectblue-iCitroën Connect. It covers 160 countries and regions, selling over 3 million cars world-wide in 2014. In 2013, PSA released its cyber car products in China, and so far has launched three Internet-of-Vehicles products: DS connect, blue-i, and Citroën Connect. Now, there are altogether about 100,000 cyber cars connected to the 3G internet in China.
It would be the first time that PSA releases related data concerning cyber cars, including service data (mileage, condition, position, oil temperature and consumption, etc.), basic data (insurance status, VIN), as well as CRM data. Following the Non-Disclosure Agreement, developers could build up whether a web app, a mobile app or a IoT app. And the data involved are mainly history records, supplemented by a few of dynamic data. The open data this time would lay a foundation for Car Easy Apps, PSA’s new strategic technology. Car Easy Appsis an open-data resolution of PSA, which intends to integrate cyber cars into the IoT, changing the current situation of isolation for the vehicles.
Details:
1.Developers, with data in their hands, could build the apps based on mobile operation systems (Android or OS), which could combine the cars with daily life closely, offering a brand new seamless experience for the users.
2. Developers, according to their own preferences, could build the apps based on HTML5 or Qt/Quick, or, in other words, web app products that could be operated in the cars.
Rewards:
1.¥20,000 cash bonus for the winners.
2.SA Incubation Program (worth of ¥50,000).
3. The winning app would be released to the market along with the new cars.
4. Each participant could get a T-shirt customized for Hackathon by PSA, as well as a pair of PSA Visual Reality Glasses.
Assessment Principles:
Innovation: How innovative is the product?
User Experience: Does the product feature a brand new or smooth user experience?
Value: Could the product generate commercial value?
Presentation: Is the presentation clear and logical?
Influence: How’s the influence of the problem solved by the product?
Technology: Does the product need a high technological support?

Challenge 2: Ubuntu
Tasks:
1.App development based on Ubuntu OS: Developing Scope or APP that are operational on Ubuntu OS with Ubuntu SDK
2.Development of intelligent IOT app based on Ubuntu Core: Developing apps that are operational on Snappy Ubuntu Core
Specifications:
1.Ubuntu OS is a Debian-based Linux operating system parallel to Android and IOS. Mobile development based on Ubuntu OS can be divided into two categories: Scope and App. Scope is an user interface specific for Ubuntu. Please click here for more information on Scope development. Programmers can develop HTML5-based apps or native apps with Qt/Quick according to your own preferences.
2.App development based on Snappy Ubuntu Core will be focused on intelligent IOT apps. Snappy Ubuntu Core is a lightweight IOT-targeted OS derived from Ubuntu OS. It can be considered as the core part of Ubuntu OS. Contestants are given more free spaces for their creativities in this part. You can develop everything that is your taste as long as it is compatible with snappy Ubuntu Core. The product can take any form, an independent app or applying Ubuntu Core to different cloud platforms and devices.
Awards:
1.Ubuntu smartphones
2.Ubuntu backpack
3.Opportunities to demo projects on Weilian;
4.Joining incubation programs of Huaqiangbei Entrepreneur Center
Developers will get an extra bonus if you can combined the two tasks together.
Review Standards:
Completeness: Whether the product can run smoothly on Ubuntu OS or Core
Creativity: Novelty of the product. Whether there’s already a similar product and what’re your differentiators
Practicability: Solving everyday problems or not
Demonstration: Whether the product is demoed in a logic manner
Influence: Impacts the product is going to bring forth
Technology: Technical barriers overcame
Design: product design, UI and user experience

Challenge-3: UniLever
Task:
In 1929, Lever and Margarine Unie signed on an agreement, and set up Unilever. 80 years later, Unilever has become one of the biggest consumer-goods corporations in the world, with its 400+ brands of products sold to 190+ countries and regions. We are also among the biggest producers concerning ice cream, tea, margarine and condiment, as well as the largest deodorant and skin-care products manufacturers worldwide. Wall’s, as the No.1 ice cream producer globally, has experienced a long history in its field. With its outstanding technology, strict quality control, and innovative spirits, Wall’s has produced a series of perfect ice cream products so far, and always keep its leading position in ice cream market. Now, Wall’s ice creams could be found almost everywhere in China, from supermarkets to groceries.

We would like to see a new freezer to meet the needs of consumers and retailers in the future. The freezer could be more intelligent. We hope that it could interact with the consumers so as to prompt their willingness to buy the ice creams. It may also inform the retailers the storage condition of the ice creams, and it may help make it available for Unilever to monitor the position and operation condition of the freezer itself, as well as the selling information in real time.

Details:
1.Developers could upgrade the current freezer, or just design a complete new one.
2.Blueprint with necessary explanation is welcomed.
For that most of the retailers may not be accessible to the internet, the internet and data condition of the freezer should be taken into consideration. And developers should show their resolution about how to upload the data.

Rewards:
1.¥20,000 cash bonus for the winner.
2.The winner could get the priority to join in Unilever China Foundry program, as well as the chance for further cooperation.
3.The winning product would be released to the market according to a certain program.

Assessment:
Innovation: How innovative is the product?
User Experience: Does the product feature a brand new or smooth user experience?
Value: Is the product available to the market?
Presentation: Is the presentation clear and logical?
Influence: How’s the influence of the problem solved by the product?
Technology: Does the product need a high technological support?
Appearance: How’s the appearance of the product? And how about the user experience?

Other Services

Through the Hackathon Event, we provide food and beverage. Meanwhile pillows and music will be there as well. We will try our best to make you feel relaxed and comfortable during developing your program.
However, our partners will prepare their own services to you for free in the Hackathon:
GeTui: All the teams can use GeTui’s product 1.0 version (basic push), 2.0 version(smart push), 3.0 version(scene push)
Easemob: Every team of Hackathon will get at least 2G free mobile customer service.
QingCloud: Set up IT test, develop and using environment for those teams who need it. Will provide ¥200 – worth cloud service source as well.
Fir.IM:Will provide the free right to use all the products of Fir.IM including whole process of developing, beta & contract and crash analysis.
Leancloud:Each developer can ask 1million times request during the event, 10 GB free storage space, 15GB free data flux. Meanwhile, all the teams can use Leancloud’s push, analysis and auxiliary module for free.
Amazon AWS:Evey team can get AWS Cloud source pack worth 600RMB.
Tingyun:Tingyun will provide free trials to use its products to the hackathon teams, including Tingyun APP, Tingyun Network, Tingyun Server and Tingyun CDN.

Hackathon application form

Good News: Sponsors will cover the tickets for Hackrs!

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AGENDA of HACKATHON

First Day of Hackathon

Time Arrangement
9:00am Sign in & Team up
10:00am Introduction of principles (10min)
Introduction of sponsors’ challenges:
Unilever (10min)
PSA Peugeot Citroen (10min)
Ubuntu (10min)
Introduction from Services Sponsors:
GeTui (5min)
11:30am Lunch
1:00pm-6:00pm Free developing
6:00pm Supper
9:00pm Break(Food from Sponsors&Snacks)

Second Day of Hackathon

Time Arrangement
7:00am Breakfast
9:30am Submit products to the judging system
10:00am End of developing
Audiences allow to enter in
11:00am Demo/Presentation time for teams 3min for each team
11:30am Lunch (Demo is still going)
2:00pm Announce the winner teams & prize-awarding ceremony
(will adjust the end time according to the situations)