2016TechCrunch Shanghai Hackathon Reviews

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Last November, we witnessed the impressive success of TechCrunch Beijing held at the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology. Modeled on the Silicon Valley style of events, TechCrunch returns to China in June 2017, this time in Shenzhen. As a warmup to the main event, TechNode and TechCruch are organizing a Hackathon.

Hackathons have been a mainstay for TechCrunch Disrupt since they were first started. Each team has 24 hours to complete product design and development. As judges, we have invited some of the top names in the industry who will decide and present the special awards.


Ownership and Intellectual Property Right
Everything made during the hackathon is the sole property of the creators. Ownership and IP rights all rest their hands.

All participants must sign a non-disclosure agreement for the APIs at the Hackathon.

Both individual participants and teams are acceptable. Teams are limited to 5 members.

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, the jury will consider the performance of each team during the whole competition period. Awards include the Grand Prize, Most Innovative Product, Most Valuable Product, and Most Complete Product.


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

While you can bring a mature idea to the Hackathon, we do not allow a semi-finished or finished product to enter the competition.

If you don’t have a team, note down on your registration which role you would like to play and we can help to build a team with other individuals.

NOW – Jun 9

Jun 9 – Jun 16

Log in at the official event page and finish the registration. Teams that pass the qualification assessment may access the Hackathon in Shenzhen. The jury will finalize the winners through the evaluation and assessment of their performance during the competition.

Jun 17 – Jun 18

We will assess the projects which presented and developed by our competitors,the top ten teams will be awarded.

Dianrong & Mobike, the Blockchain Task

Topic: innovative application of blockchain

Blockchain technology, with its distributed cloud storage and unbreakable smart contracts, could be the future! Dianrong’s blockchain lab has developed a Blockchain as a Service platform (BAAS). Together with Mobike, the leader in bike-sharing economy, we invite you to explore applications of blockchain technology in sharing economy. Dianrong’s top blockchain scientists would guide you through the development process. Each team will have the chance of presenting their prototype and win fabulous rewards!

Task statement:

Pick one from the following task or come up with an innovative use case of blockchain in Mobike’s business on your own

Credit rating: Blockchain based credit rating solutions to assess Mobike users credit worthiness profile. Automatic discount can be given to people with good credit rating
Crowd-funding application: Mobike’s users can become investors of bikes. Blockchain can automatically diversify investment into different bikes, according to bikes usage, investors return can be automatically calculated
Environmental safety application: use blockchain to calculate and record carbon savings based on bike miles; use blockchain to track mobike materials
Finance application: use blockchain to guarantee receipt of mobike deposits; confirmation of investments
Operations: time validated coupons, coupons to be delivered underneath using blockchain that controls time/authenticity but allows single occurrence transference

Robots Loomo Task

About Robots Loomo:

Designed by Segway robotic team, Loomo is a programmable, movable, expandable and brand-new universal robot based on Android. Its developer edition is aimed to establish a comprehensive, stable and convenient robotic developer studio.

The chassis of Loomo is a balance bike with outstanding ability of commuting and moving, suitable for many kinds of complex ground scenes within and without. Loomo has embedded a new generation of camera called RealSense with depth perception designed by Intel, as well as Intel Atom processors, movement tracking module with high- precision, 4+1 microphone arrays, mechanical image stabilization system, electric touch control system, ultrasonic obstacle detection sensor and other devices.

Loomo has embedded a world-leading AI arithmetic module. Cooperated with Intel, the research and development team of Segway has developed a navigation algorithm with a multi-sensor fusion and an ultra-high precision as well as a human-centric robot visual perception and interaction systems. Those devices have most advanced visual module for detection, tracking and recognition. The developer edition of Loomo provides developers with software development kits and hardware expansion slot. Developers could develop creative and practicable applications by freely invoking Loomo’s vision, navigation, voice, connection, interaction and hardware expansion functional modules.

Task statements:

Task for Challenges: Entertainment Robot

Platform Requirements: Android5.1 and above

Aimed Clients: robots customers

Subjects of Challenges: to exploit an application for robot entertainment, a game or a functional APP, aiming at recreating and based on existing SDK.

Experience of Results: to go on on-site DEMO based on application of Loomo.

Judging  Criteria:

Originality: The entries should combine the characteristics of robotic products and have creativity.

User Experience: When using the products, do users have experience of logical using of composite users.

Fun: To some extent, the entries should have the playability.

Practicability: The entries should have the practicability in real life

Technical Difficulty: Technical difficulty required by products

Completion:The effect of on-site demonstration of Demo

Resources for setup and getting started:

Every user could download and study the technical documents related to SDK through the specific SSO for developer. (http://cn.segwayrobotics.com/developer)

The discussion on Loomo’s official forum and the engineers are online to answer.

Loomo Rewards

1. The first prize: Champion will gain 10 thousand yuan.
2. Every task participants will get a T-shirt designed by Hack Marathon of Robot Loomo.
3. The publicity of Loomo’s first batch of members conducting alpha test

TechCrunch Rewards
1. Everyone gets Two-day TechCrunch 2017 International City Event – Shenzhen ticket if their program could be submitted successfully

2. TechCrunch 2017 International City Event – Shenzhen Hackathon certificate of honor.

3. Sponsor souvenir T-shirt

 To be continued



HACKATHON Tech Support



9:00 a.m. Sign in & team arrangements
10:00 a.m. Introduction of Principles
10:10-11:30 a.m. Develop!
11:30 a.m. Lunch
1:00-6:00 p.m. Develop!
6:00 p.m. Dinner
9:00 p.m. Break
7:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 a.m. Submit products
10:00 a.m. End of developing
Audience allowed to enter
11:00 a.m. Demo/Presentation time (3 minutes per team)
11:30 a.m. Lunch (Demo is still going)
2:00 p.m. Winner and prize ceremony

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