Frequently Asked Questions

hackShanghai is the model of innovation and driving force of the current hackathon movement in Asia. Having already had very successful events in 2014 and 2015, HackShanghai has been collaborating with and supporting the development of several major hackathons, including Unique Hack Day, HackNTU and THacks.
Nada. Zip. Zero. Zilch. We'll provide you with a weekend's worth of swag, meals, drinks, and snacks and a place to crash when you need a break from coding. In fact, we'll even reimburse your travel.
Anyone is welcome to participate, providing if you are currently enrolled in an educational institution (high school, university or grad). hackShanghai is a high-level hackathon that prior experience in STEM is required. For an entrey-level event. please checkout hack.init().
Please send us an email with your personal information. We may be able to invite you to our events, but the decision depends on your health and a permission from your guardian.
For Shanghai hackers, you can get to ShanghaiTech University easily by public transportation which will not be reimbursed. We do provide travel reimbursement to non-Shanghai hackers. More information will be available to you once accepted.
hackShanghai will commence at 8 am, July 21 and last until 4:30 pm, July 22. More detailed schedule will be available closer to event date.
Bring your government-issued ID for entrance and to borrow hardware from our rental booth. You’ll also need your laptop and charger for hacking, a blanket or a sleeping bag for resting, and toiletries for hygiene.