On 20-21 November 2013, SST organised its inaugural Hackathon with the theme “Enhancing the Community Spirit – Using Web Applications”. A total of 38 teams from 21 schools participated in the overnight coding event.
The participants competed in eight categories, which include Best Web App Design, Most Creative Web App Design, Best Presentation and Special Mention Judges Award. The team that creates the most innovative, technical and viable product will win.
The winners for Hackathon 2013 are:
Best Web App (Primary)
Greenwood Primary (Greenwood School Team A)
Best Web App (Secondary/Tertiary)
Raffles Institution (Arduidroid)
Most Creative Web App (Primary)
Marymount Convent (The Quest)
Most Creative Web App (Secondary/Tertiary)
School of Science and Technology, Singapore (SST Team 3)
Best Presentation (Primary School)
Anglo-Chinese School (Junior) (Team Titanium)
Best Presentation (Secondary/Tertiary)
National Junior College (NJC)
Judges’ Award (Special Mention)
Crest Secondary School (Crestan Fighter)
Ang Mo Kio Secondary School (AMKSS)
Prior to the competition, students attended workshops conducted by National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) on coding. Learning activities included an introduction to Ruby on Rails, a web application framework that allows creation of pages and applications.
During the actual competition days, students worked in teams to create a web-based application to enhance the community spirit. Students would then pitch their finished product in front of a panel of judges who include:
Mr Alvin Jiang
Technology Manager, Paypal
Mr Amit Choudhury
Technology Editor, Business Times
Dr Bimlesh Wadhwa
Senior Lecturer, NUS Department of Computer Science
Mr Chinmay Malaviya
Mr Winston Goh
Head of IT & Mobile Communications (Enterprise & SMB), Samsung Asia
The SST Hackathon is the first hackathon in Singapore that reaches out to primary and secondary school students nationwide.The event seeks to initiate participants into a community of budding and expert programmers and to connect acquired skills to actual solutions to everyday life. By encouraging the next generation of budding technopreneurs, the SST Hackathon seeks to empower students with the knowledge that they can use technology to help create the future that they want to live in.
For further details, please visit the Hackathon Website
Event photo montage: