Shanghai, Nov. 25th-26th, 2017

2017 TechCrunch Shenzhen Hackathon Reviews

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What is the TechCrunch Hackathon?

Event Introduction

This June, we had witnessed an impressive success of TechCrunch Shenzhen at I-Factory. As the most Silicon Valley style and international top-level startups’ event in China, TechCrunch will return in this November. TechNode and TechCrunch will organize this event together, moreover Hackathon will be the preheat part of this huge event.
Hackathon is one of the classic activities of TechCrunch Disrupt, each team will has  24 hours to accomplish the product design and development process. In this time,we will invite some of the Global 500 to join us as our judges, and they will prepare the special awards just for you.

What is the difference of this hackathon?

We’ve seen plenty of teenagers showed up in our former Hackathons in the last few years. Even they are just junior or senior high school students, their skills of coding and creativity already met the competetion requires. 24-hour is the time line we set for adults hackers, but they suprised us with their well-done prototype within the 24 hours just like other hackers!
So today, we are now droping the new idea for teenager participators! In this time TechCrunch Hackathon Shanghai, Teenager Competing Group (12-16 years old)will be simultaneously proceeded with the Adult Group. To provide huger stage for teenagers,  and to make their fascinating ideas uncovered by inflexible business logic, more workshops, more tasks and more chaces will be guaranteed for our Teenager Group.

Who can participate

All the people who are interested in technology will be so welcomed to join us, whether you are a geek, a developer, a designer, a students or a startup. You can come here to share your ideas ,broader your views and enjoy this Hack carnival. We hope we can learn numerous innovative ideas from you, even if there is no mature products, no commercial values. Imagination and unconstrained style are both appreciated in this June. Welcome to join us!


Ownership and Intellectual Property Right
The Ownership and the Intellectual Property Right of the products produced during the Hackathon competition belong to their producers completely, and could be used on their own will.
All the participants should sign the Non-Disclosure Agreement for APIs at Hackathon in TechCrunch Shanghai, 2017.
Both individual participants and teams are acceptable. To be noticed, the limit of members for each team is 5.
You should run your product and present it to the public. If you do not finish your presentation, don’t worry! Just try your best.
The jury of Hackathon consists of experts and the delegates from the sponsors. At the end of Hackathon, comprehensively concerning the performance of each team during the whole competition period, we would award the top participants with the grand prix or other special awards, including the Most Innovative Product, the Most Valuable Product, and the Most Completed Product.

Registration Qualification

We suggest that participants had better have 3-5 members on a team. However, if you think you’ve owned sufficient capacity to be both a front-end engineer and a developer, individual participants are also acceptable. Registration information should include division of the work, name list and an introduction of your program.

We agree that it would offer better help if you’ve already have a mature idea before coming to Hackathon. Nevertheless, you are not allowed to bring a semi-finished or finished product to the competition. Besides, if you have a strong will to participate in Hackathon but find it difficult to have partners with you, you could note down in your registration information along with related details, and tell us the role you could play in a team. Then you could directly build your team with other participants who are in favor on the spot. We would patiently and conscientiously assess your registration information, and finalize the list of participants.


NOW – Nov. 18
Sign-up Page:
the official website of TechCrunch 2017 Shanghai
Nov. 10– Nov. 24
Log in at the official event webpage and finish the registration. Teams that pass the qualification assessment may make their access to Hackathon in Beijing. The jury would finalize the winners through the evaluation and assessment of their performance in the competition.
Nov. 25 – Nov. 26
Those teams that have passed the qualification assessment could be accessible to the Final. According to results of final evaluation, five of the teams would be awarded.

TechCrunch Rewards

1.Everyone gets Three-day TechCrunch 2017 International City Event – Shanghai ticket if their program could be submitted successfully
2.TechCrunch 2017 International City Event – Shanghai Hackathon certificate of honor.
3.Sponsor souvenir T-shirt

Agenda of Hackathon

First day

9:00 a.m. Sign in&Team up
10:00 a.m. Introduction of Principles
11:00-11:30 a.m. Free developing
11:30 a.m. Lunch
1:00-6:00 p.m. Free developing
6:00 p.m. Dinner
9:00 p.m. Break(Food &Snacks)

Second day

8:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 a.m. Submit products to the judging system
10:00  a.m. End of developing
Audiences allow to enter in
11:00  a.m. Demo/Presentation time for teams 3min for each team
11:30 a.m. Lunch (Demo is still going)
2:00-3:00 p.m. Announce the winner teams & prize-awarding ceremony
(will adjust the end time according to the situations)
3:00 p.m. Hackathon end

Task statement



With its three brands BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and innovative mobility services.  As a global company, the BMW Group operates 31 production and assembly facilities in 14 countries and has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.

Task: Intermodal Transportation Planner


In modern urban life, the customer wants to find a most suitable transportation combination while facing many choices. Meanwhile, the transportation will be effected by various external factors, and different customer has his/her own preference when makes a decision, to satisfy such needs, an intermodal transportation planner should be provided based on extremal factors and internal preference with the best match.

Review Criteria

  • UI design: Intuitive, Clear, Excellent user experience, HTML5 page design.
  • Intermodal algorithm: Extremal factors integration, diversity of transportation combination, recommendation matching rate, coverage of transportation scenarios.


  • The 1st prize team will get 20k RMB cash rewards
  • The winner teams will have the chance to visit BMW R&D facility and BMW Experience Center in Shanghai.
  • The winner teams will have the opportunity to cooperate with BMW Digital Services.


The CITIC Alliance’s offline merchants like McDonald’s and CITIC Bookstore hope to  adapt e-commerce’s passenger flow monitor in aspects like the history, the quality, the analytics and so on. To help businesses optimize operations, reduce costs, and improve the user experience, the aim is to design and develop a set of universal big data services based on IoT and O2O to collect offline traffic data, daily passenger flow, return customers, new customers, etc, and to predict future passenger flow. At the same time, the services will integrate the online data, to provide the persona analytics.


Development Support:

Hardware: Development board and sensors (to collect offline passenger flow data);
IoT device management platform: to ensure the security of data transmission and to enhance the development efficiency, we will provide the IoT development platform to manage the operation of the devices.
Data and APIs: History of store traffic, as well as open external feature interfaces such as weather information and passenger flow.
In addition, at the model algorithm level, we also encourage contestants to use extra data and interfaces (such as Baidu & Amaps’ offline poi interface) to optimize models and algorithms.


Product design: we will see whether a project has provided a unique value to CITIC Alliance’s offline merchants;
System design: on the scale of design and implementation of offline data acquisition,  analysis and presentation;
Algorithm design: we will evaluate the rationality of forecasting model, as well as the construction of user persona;
Interactive design: including but not limited to the dashboard, app, and pages;


Winners will get 20,000 RMB (each task winner get 10,000 RMB)
Each winner will get 50,000 RMB worth of use right for CITIC cloud server resources.
The contestants will have an opportunity to cooperate with relevant departments of CITIC Cloud



From online to offline, the CITIC Alliance includes member companies in various fields such as banking (banking, insurance, securities), culture (bookstore), catering (McDonald’s), travel (tourism, airport) and e-commerce (shopping mall),  which share and trust information through blockchain technology. The task is to develop a social or game app based on any map service in the market to let users immerse into certain scenario in which all the merchants’ service and benefits are connected by blockchain technology. The goal is to let users be willing to take time for the experience.


Development support

Blockchain environment: it can be used to store shared information or other information. We will provide 4 node servers, a BAAS server which provides  encapsulation of underlying services, sessions, and secure services in the blockchain.
Operating System: CentOS 7.0

CPU Mem Disk Net QTY
Blockchain Node 4C 8GB 100GB 20M 4
Baas 4C 8GB 100GB 20M 1

MySql database server: we will provide store information, including coordinate information (in order to facilitate the display, coordinate information can be modified on your own), also it can be used to store other design fields and information. System configuration: 4-core CPU; 8GB memory; 100GB hard drive; MySql5.6+.
Blockchain network and BAAS services.
BAAS SDK and SDK instructions.
The blockchain is deployed on the public network, providing IPs and ports that can access BAAS services.
Genesis Block address, public and private key.


Winners will get 20,000 RMB (each task winner get 10,000 RMB)
Each winner will get 50,000 RMB worth of use right for CITIC cloud server resources.
The contestants will have an opportunity to cooperate with relevant departments of CITIC Cloud

We respect the choice of each contestant and team in task selection. The judging panel will treat every project equally, regardless of whether they are choosing from an organizer designated task or not.

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