Hackathons have grown to become a global student movement. Now Fudan University will also join this movement by creating HACK×FDU this Fall semester. HACK×FDU will select 300 best student developers across China and invite most splendid sponsor companies across China and Silicon Valley to join our hackathon on Friday, October 14th, 2016 at Guanghua Building, Fudan University.
HACK×FDU will last for 36 hours throughout October 14th weekend, and allow teams of up to five students to compete in the hackathon. Our event will offer various top open-source companies’ APIs and SDKs for student developers to hack on. In the end, students could quickly self-learn and apply those tools to develop different kinds of application and product prototype.
During the course of HACK×FDU, students will learn how to deliver a product under 36 hours by leveraging each team member’s skillsets and covering various functions within a team. In addition to utilizing best resources provided by sponsor companies, student developers could communicate frequently with each sponsor’s engineering group to hone in their development skills.
Student developers could also take this chance to connect with each sponsor’s developers and recruiters, in order to find their right fit for future career. HACK×FDU will also invite top-notch venture capital investors to be part of the judging committee. Students could potentially benefit from those offerings by taking their projects to the next level. We hope, by the end of HACK×FDU, students will not only receive many amazing prizes, but mostly importantly have fun, make great friends and turn the craziest idea into reality!
Please fill out our official student application for HACK×FDU, after your completion, please scan the HACKx wechat public page to join our notification group.
We will use rolling-base application process. We strongly suggest you to apply in your earliest convenience, in order to maximize your chance for being selected.
The application will be closed on Sunday, September 25th at 10:00 PM China Standard Time.
HACK×FDU is hosted by Fudan University and created by Grape Tech (Shenzhen) LLC. This hackathon inspires students to focus on “learning by doing” and “working as a team”. Student developers could hack whatever their heart desire. You could develop across software, hardware, applications, games and any sorts of extension. Our goal is to encourage open-source technology expansion and provide hands-on learning experience for students to use APIs/SDKs.
HACK×FDU is free for all accepted students! We will take care of everything including a place to have a rest at night. In addition, we will provide transportations’ compensation for students from outside of Shanghai City to join the hackathon. Come and join us now!!!
The major event site will be at the main lobby (ZhiHe Lobby) at Fudan University Guanghua Building 2nd Floor. The address is No. 220 Handan Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai.
HACK×FDU will be available for any kinds of students to apply across China. After submitting your application, we will select the best 300 student talents from the application pool to participate in HACK×FDU.
We firmly believe that Innovation is a combination of arts and sciences. We are looking for the best talents across different majors. No matter your major is in general arts, mathematics, engineering field, we welcome you to apply for HACK×FDU!
Besides your basic personal information, we will look forward to seeing your resume (PDF/Word format is preferred). If you have any other kind of information such as your Github username, LinkedIn profile, WeChat username, you are welcome to submit as well!
HACK×FDU is the perfect time and place to learn! No one is born to code perfectly. We will encourage starters to join us and learn from the technical masters within their development fields. Of course, we would also suggest you to take advantage of some great learning tools such as Jisuanke, Code Academy, Udacity, Coursera, etc.
HACK×FDU encourages students to build team by themselves. Please make sure each team allows two to five students together. We will provide selected applicants opportunity to team up online, but if you cannot find a team before the hackathon, we will also offer you a chance for team building and brain storming after the kick-off ceremony.
All you need to bring is your ID card, student ID, laptop, change of clothes and toiletries. Of course, we will provide you meals, drinks, Wifi and power as well as rest and entertainment areas. We would provide out-of-town students blankets for sleeping, but to prevent overwhelming demand, we suggest you to prepare a sleeping bag or blanket for yourself.
Accepted students not only have chance to win some great prizes and technology gadgets, but also receive awards from sponsor companies or even internship/full-time job offers. Nothing is impossible here, come and join us!!!
If you have any other questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.