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About this event

What if you can code the superpower of your choice and help humanity?

In collaboration with NexCon 3, the ultimate celebration of science fiction and fantasy in the Philippines, happening on April 2-3, 2016, high school and college students will get a chance to build an app for social good – an opportunity to be a superhero using their coding skills!

Participants will use Bluemix, IBM’s open-standards, cloud-based platform for building, managing, and running apps of all types, such as web, mobile, big data, and smart devices. The best thing about Bluemix is Watson, IBM’s famed artificially intelligent computer which can be operated using natural language (remember Jarvis from Iron Man?). The computer has even beaten humans in a popular quiz shoe, Jeopardy. Watson is so powerful, it is now being used in cancer treatment, law, finance, weather prediction, and many others!

Pre-Event Meetup (Required)

Hack-a-Superpower will have its pre-event on March 30 at Oakwood Ortigas where the theme will be announced. Each team must send at least one representative for the pre-event meetup.

Where & When: SMX Convention Center - Manila Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, Metro Manila Apr 02, 2016 7:30AM to Apr 03, 2016 2:00PM

What to expect? •Open to all currently enrolled high school and college students. •All participants will get a two-day pass for NexCon 3. Get to attend the panels, cosplay events, geek fights, lipsync combat, and many more! •The hackathon theme will be announced on March 30 at the “Teach Me How to Bluemix” session but be prepared for a little twist to spice up the hackathon on April 2! •Top 3 finalists will be given a chance to pitch their apps during the main event of NexCon 3 in an audience of around 500! •Meet and network with developers and get a chance to engage with seasoned tech mentors! •The top 3 winning teams gets premium gadgets! There will be showers of cool goodies through the hackathon. Be prepared for some fun gigs and quizzes. The experience of a hackathon and a sci-fi conference combined though, is priceless.

Hackathon Rules:

Registration & Team Size: Only registered teams will be allowed to compete. Participants must register as a team or individual and each group can be composed of 3 members maximum. A total of 10 teams will compete in the hackathon.

Eligibility Participants should be college or high school students who are currently enrolled in an educational institution.

Procedure Participants can start to develop the app after the “Teach Me How to Bluemix” session, after announcing the theme, which will be given at the end of the session. On April 2, a special announcement will be made. Due to venue regulations, staying overnight (after 12MN) is not allowed. Participants should return on the following day by 9 am.

Hackathon Theme The theme will be announced on March 30, following the “Teach Me How to Bluemix” session. It’s going to be a combination of a sci-fi scenario with real world applications!

Equipment Participants are responsible for their own equipment, including computers, chargers and tools needed to make their app. We suggest to bring the following: extension cord, tumblers/water bottle, pen/paper, hoodies and broadband dongle.

Platform and Technology Stacks Mobile, web or any platform app would do. You may use any programming language you prefer. The only requirement is to use one or more Bluemix services. There’s a perk awaiting those who will use the Watson services!

Eligibility Participants should be college or high school students who are currently enrolled in an educational institution.

Procedure Participants can start to develop the app after the “Teach Me How to Bluemix” session, after announcing the theme, which will be given at the end of the session. On April 2, a special announcement will be made. Due to venue regulations, staying overnight (after 12MN) is not allowed. Participants should return on the following day by 9 am.

Hackathon Theme The theme will be announced on March 30, following the “Teach Me How to Bluemix” session. It’s going to be a combination of a sci-fi scenario with real world applications!

Equipment Participants are responsible for their own equipment, including computers, chargers and tools needed to make their app. We suggest to bring the following: extension cord, tumblers/water bottle, pen/paper, hoodies and broadband dongle.

Platform and Technology Stacks Mobile, web or any platform app would do. You may use any programming language you prefer. The only requirement is to use one or more Bluemix services. There’s a perk awaiting those who will use the Watson services!

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