About Hack&Roll 2017

  • Free

    This hackathon is free of charge! Just register (or you will not get food or swag) and come down!

  • Eligibility

    This hackathon is open to:

    Students in any educational institution in Singapore (including exchange students)

    Anyone awaiting entry into an educational institution in Singapore (NSF, PhD candidates)

    Non-students are welcome but will not be eligible for prizes

  • Project

    Build something new. You may reuse code for specific components, but recycling an entire project is not okay.

    Projects will be judged based on creativity, technical accomplishment, polish, and usefulness, in that order. Decisions made by the judges are final.

    Hardware projects are welcome!

  • Team

    A team must have between 1-4 members.

    A team can be assigned to you at your request.

    All teams need to stay for the duration of the event. We recommend bringing sleeping bags. Teams that leave will be disqualified.

    Clarification: Team members may leave as long as there's at least one member present throughout the competition. (i.e. the presence of the team is defined by the disjunction of that of each team member)

Prizes*

First Prize

Second Prize

Third Prize

Special Prizes

People’s Choice Award
Coreteam's Best Roll
Most Awesomely Useless Hack
Most Socially Useful Hack
Most Annoying Hack
Best Hardware Hack
Most Entertaining Hack
Most Beautiful Hack
Best Freshmen Hack
* Specific prizes are yet to be decided.
† A raffle may be conducted to distribute additional prizes.
‡ Students from primary schools, secondary schools, junior colleges and polytechnics also qualify.

Timeline

Day 1: January 21
12001230Registration
12301300Participants’ briefing
13001400Sponsor talks
1400Start of the hackathon
18302100Dinner
23002359Supper
Day 2: January 22
07300930Breakfast
12001300Lunch
1400Submission Closes
End of the hackathon
14151515Project fair and public voting on Devpost
15301600Project demo by selected teams
16001615Keynote address
1615Prize Presentation

Sponsors

Past

2016

Hack&Roll 2016 hosted more than 350 students and saw more than 60 projects. Check them out here. Prizes include 3D doodler pens, pebble time, and Razer Deathadders.

2015

More than 160 students came together at Hack&Roll 2015 and hacked out more than 30 projects, all of which are available to browse here. There was an increased interest in hardware projects, which made up half of the list of winners. Prizes include Razer BlackWidows, NERF guns, as well as cash prizes for the top three winners.

2014

About 120 students participated in Hack&Roll 2014 in the largest turnout yet. Their projects include a dengue monitoring web application, NFC-based capture the flag (CTF) game and a distributed file sharing web application. Find out more at this website. Prizes include Razer products, Pebble watches, SimplerCloud servlets and various electronic prizes.

2013

Hack&Roll 2013 saw about 80 students building projects ranging from a WiFi-based room headcount system to a remote-controlled car driven by facial tracking. Prizes included a weeklong all-expense-paid trip to Silicon Valley, smartphones, and quadrocopters.