1. What is hackUST?
hackUST is a 24 hour festival in which talents (including students and alumni) from different backgrounds (including software engineers, business students, designers and among others) and universities can mingle, learn and build cool stuff together!
2. What is hardUST?
hardUST is a 48 hour festival in which talents (including students and alumni) from different backgrounds (including software engineers, hardware engineers, business students, designers and among others) and universities can mingle, learn and build cool stuff WITH HARDWARE together!
3. Do I need to know Cantonese to attend?
No, the official language of the hackathon is english.
4. Who can participate?
Any high school/university student or recent graduate can join hackUST or hardUST! It doesn’t matter whether you are a computer science major or a business major, anyone who is passionate about building cool stuff can join.
5. What if I've never been to a hackathon before?
hackUST+hardUST is designed to be beginner friendly. We'll have a spectrum of workshops during the event as well as mentors on site to teach you new skills and guide you towards your first hack.
6. What if I don’t have a team?
We have team forming sessions at the beginning of the hackathon, feel free to come without a team!
7. How much does it cost to attend hackUST+hardUST?
hackUST+hardUST and its weekend’s worth of swag, meals, drinks and snacks is completely free!
8. What should I bring?
Laptop and charger, cellphone and charger, toiletries, a couple changes of clothes
Recommended: Sleeping bag, Pillow, Swag from your school/country
9. Will there be travel allowance?
A travel allowance of 2000 HKD will be provided to select “out of state” hackers. The allowance will be released in USD and will be conducted via TT. We will absorb the relevant processing fees from our end in Hong Kong.
10. How many people can be on a team?
11. Can I start working on my hack before the event?
No. Working on your hack before the event will disqualify you from winning any prizes at hackUST+hardUST. You can think of ideas, as well as use open source code, frameworks, and libraries.
12. How does judging work?
You will be judged on Problem Definition, Solution, Technical Difficulty, Functionality, Innovation
13. I have a question that is not listed here. Who should I ask?