The HackTrain is arguably one of the craziest and most memorable hackathon experiences on earth! We've organised 3 hackathons in the UK, but this November The HackTrain is coming to Hong Kong to bring you HackTrain HK, a weekend-long hacking adventure on Hong Kong's mass transit railway system! 40 of the very best developers, designers and entrepreneurs will be building apps, websites and hardware that tackles the industry's biggest challenges!
Hackers have the opportunity to meet senior MTR stakeholders, learn about datasets available for the event and also receive more detail about challenges/theme of the competition.
Participants pitch their ideas to each other. Best 10 ideas are carried forward to be developed during the hackathon. Team's sleep overnight at the Marriot Hotel Marriot Courtyard Sha Tin in rooms.
Experience first hand some of the challenges that MTR staff and passengers face when using the network!
Begin hacking at one of Hong Kong's top coworking spaces! We will be joined by some amazing mentors from HK's rail + tech community.
We'll be taking the MTR and cable car (Ngong Ping 360) to one of HK's most famous highlands, Ngong Ping.
Work overnight at the top of Ngong Ping Village, near the Po Lin Monastery! Participants will be able to sleep over in the venue.
Continue hacking at one of MTR's largest train depots! Participants will be able to see trains being worked on by MTR engineers whilst they work on their prototypes.
Participants will present their prototypes at MTR's Operations Control Centre. This is where MTR keep a close watch on network activity to ensure the delivery of safe and reliable services each day.
The hackathons will provide challenges and datasets to the participants of the hackathon.
This gives participants the opportunity to work on projects that can have an impact on the whole industry.
Last year's prizes for the HackTrain UK included a fully paid trip to Singapore to the Tech in Asia conference,
trips to Amsterdam to speak at international conferences, lightsabers, hoverboards and pebble watches!
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2
Solar Panel Charger
Sony Mobile Projector
Ngong Ping 360 Fishing Village Insight Tour Package
Marshall Bluetooth Headphone
MTR Dustproof Stopper
MTR Card Pouch
Applications are open! We're looking for the top developers, designers and entrepreneurs from all around the world! Once you submit your application we'll get in touch to go through the application process!
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