About this event
We are looking to build novel and practical applications on the seasonal haze situation that blankets Singapore every year.
We are bringing together developers, bloggers, environmental organizations and media associations in an unprecedented civic hack to enhance our media reporting and response to the haze through the use of data.
Key Objectives Participants in the one-day haze-a-thon, on October 13, will be challenged to develop solutions, tools, widgets or apps that will enhance media reporting and citizen's responses to the haze. Proposed solutions could address some of the following challenges:
- Forecast weather movements
- Deliver objective, trustworthy PSI figures
- Send timely alerts to residents
- Help citizens to take adequate decisions and actions
- Improve public education
Who Should Attend?
- Data visualizers
- Environmental experts
- Governmental agencies
- Non-governmental agencies
- Exclusive tour of EOS Haze Lab - SPH Media Pitch Night - The top three teams will be invited for a sp...
- 5 x SGD50 World of Sports vouchers, thanks to MSIG Insurance - SPH Media Pitch Night - The top three ...
- Third Prize
- 10 sets of 3 Air+ masks (S/M/L) worth $515.00 - SPH Media Pitch Night - The top three teams will be i...
- 0830 - 0900: Registration
- 0900 - 0915: Welcome and Event Overview
- 0915 - 1030: Invited Experts
- 1030 - 1100: Tea Break / Team Up!
- 1100 - 1300: Hack!
- 1300 - 1400: Lunch
- 1400 - 1600: Hack!
- 1600 - 1615: Break / Upload Presentations
- 1615 - 1745: Presentations
- 1745 - 1800: Closing Remarks
These timings may be subject to change. Please watch out for announcements on the day.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE All you have to do is come as an individual OR form a team of up to six members to come up with the concept for an amazing application to gather insights, present statistic...
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
All you have to do is come as an individual OR form a team of up to six members to come up with the concept for an amazing application to gather insights, present statistics, or measure the impact of the haze on the region.
Each team should ideally have practitioners or students with skills in journalism, software/app development, design and marketing/social media communication such that each member brings editorial, technical, design talent and publicity savvy to the group.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE
We’re inviting journalists, technologists, developers, creatives, entrepreneurs, educators, marketers and business people to innovate a range of tools that will advance the way we understand and attempt to address the haze problem.
Participants and invited guests will include media professionals from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) member companies, Singapore Press Club, developer communities, technopreneurs as well as academics and students.
A team should ideally comprise at least one or more members with experience in these fields: journalism/media-related work, software/app development (web, mobile or tablet), design or sales/marketing.
You may register as a team of up to six members, or individually. There will be time set aside within the schedule of events for individuals to network, pitch their initial ideas and team up, as needed. If you’re short of any expertise, just come and find someone with the complementary skills to join your group!
Teams will brainstorm and hack on 13 Oct, then present their ideas to a panel of judges at the end of the five-hour session.
The decisions of the judges are final and binding. App proposals will be judged on:
- Societal impact
- Ability to address the challenge it seeks to solve
- Ease of implementation
- User experience
1 set of presentation slides AND EITHER screenshots of the app/website OR a link to your prototype.
Teams which create working prototypes will stand a better chance of winning.
If you wish to share your code and make it publicly available, you can upload it to our Github organization HyperHazeHack with instructions on how to run the code. Choose from one of the available open source licences.
Experts – Hear from and talk to industry professionals and stakeholders who can give you valuable direction on your idea.
Networking – Meet industry, media and NGO professionals.
Feedback – Get feedback from jury members.
Pitch to the media – Top teams will be able to pitch to SPH newsrooms for a chance to have their work featured.
Publicity for your app and your team - Beyond physical prizes and bragging rights, winners and their winning apps may be featured in local and regional media and websites, promoted across multiple partner channels and social media platforms.
Registration to compete closes 12.00 noon, 12 Oct 2015 or until the event has reached capacity, whichever earlier. Please register at our eventbrite page, http://hazehack.eventbrite.sg.
HOW TO SIGN UP
Register on eventbrite to reserve your place at the event and allow us to generate your entry sticker for security purposes.
Then, gather your team members’ details and register your group at http://hackathon.io/hyper-haze/. You can start drafting your pitch or idea before the event. If you are coming as an individual, you can also sign up on Hackathon.io - this will make it easier for you (and us) to find or assign you to teams.
In joining the Challenge, please be aware that you will be presenting your ideas to a panel of judges, fellow participants and other stakeholders.
We have designed the event for participants who are imbued with the start-up spirit and are motivated by the desire to share and learn from others. Participants would also appreciate that copyright law does not protect mere ideas and instead believe in the value of open discussion and its power to fuel more and better ideas. Most importantly, we want everyone to have fun while working towards the next great haze reporting tool!
All ideas, code and material created as part of this hackathon belong to the creators.
By taking part in this hackathon, you agree to allow the organisers to use any slides created for the purposes of reporting and publicity.
If you have questions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org