Hackathon@SG 2015 (25-26 July 2015) was Singapore’s biggest ever hackathon! It was jointly organised by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore and IT Standards Committee, and supported by the Ministry of Finance, Science Centre and SPRING Singapore.   Hackathon@SG 2015 was the first of its kind – bringing together over 1,100 hackers of all ages, mentors and judges to build for a Smart Nation. To help participants prepare for the hackathon weekend, over 20 different technology and thematic workshops were organised over the month of July 2015.
  The participants had access to the latest technologies including Internet of Things, Virtual Reality, Cloud Computing and Open Data. Hardware kits such as Nabu X, Tweeq, Google Cardboard and VR One were also made available to hackathon participants.   Hackathon@SG was co-located with MIT Hacking Medicine@SG 2015, where 26 teams tackled the theme of “Ageing-in-Place”. In addition, during the weekend of 11-12 July 2015, 47 overseas Singaporeans and their friends and colleagues got together for a Hackathon@SG satellite hackathon in San Francisco.

A huge thanks to everyone who made Singapore’s biggest ever hackathon possible!


Check out the Hack It! series to follow the journey of three of these hackathon teams:

Open Category: Team Knowsy
Student Cateogory: Team 2 Meat 1 Veg
HackMed: Team Call Abang
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Hackathon@SG 2015 challenged participants to ideate, code and create new building blocks for a Smart Nation. Under this overarching theme (‘Building a Smart Nation’), there were a number of specific challenges sponsored by various government agencies. National Library Board (NLB) How can we recommend timely, relevant content / resources and promote a culture of reading and knowledge-seeking using the most appropriate technology or platform? National Environment Agency (NEA) How can we reach out to the community and encourage improved practice of the 3Rs through personal or collective action? Singapore Land Authority (SLA) How can we organise, analyse and contextualise large reams of data to enable new insights that citizens, government, voluntary / welfare organisations and businesses can use? Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) How can we enhance community spirit and foster greater community connectivity by using digital tools such as the IDA Home Access Programme? How can we use point cloud data and / or imagery from the Government Geospatial (Virtual Singapore) initiative to create 3D models of buildings and other objects? People’s Association (PA) How can we make residents more aware of RC services / activities and encourage them to participate through volunteerism, provision of feedback and resources for community sharing? Housing Development Board (HDB) How can we introduce useful tools or systems for individual households (like more elderly-friendly features) and also provide more means for the community to care for one another? Ministry of Health (MOH) How can we equip Singaporeans with convenient, easy-to-use tools and channels to learn more about health matters and management of personal health? Health Sciences Authority (HSA) How can we better inform and protect consumers’ consumption of such drugs, innovative therapeutics, medical devices and health-related products in Singapore? Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) How can we leverage on new technologies and data to enable our citizens to live in a safe and secure environment? Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) How can we understand the impact of weather on guest movement and behaviour, and how can these insights can be used to enhance overall guest experience and engagement in Sentosa? Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) How can we better analyse and use all ACRA’s corporate / financial data to enable the business community to improve their planning or decision-making and ultimately to add to their bottom-line?


Congratulations to all the winners and finalists!



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