2015TechCrunch Beijing Hackathon Reviews

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Event Introduction

Last November, we had witnessed an impressive success of TechCrunch Beijing at Hi-Park. As the most Silicon Valley style and international top-level startups’ event in China, TechCrunch will return in this June. 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.

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 Beijing, 2015.
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 – June. 24
Sign-up Page:
the official website of TechCrunch China
June.15 – June.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.
June.25 – June.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.

PSA Task:

PSA Peugeot Citroen is the second largest automotive manufacturers in Europe, owning three automotive brands: DS connectBlue-iCitroën Connect. It covers 160 countries and regions, selling over 3 million cars world-wide in 2015. In 2013, PSA released its cyber car products in China, and so far has launched three Internet-of-Vehicles products: DS connect blue-i, and Citroën Connect. Now, there are altogether about 100,000 cyber cars connected to the 3G internet in China.
It’s the second year that PSA releases related data concerning cyber cars on the Tech Crunch Event, including service data (mileage, condition, position, oil temperature and consumption, etc.), basic data (insurance status, VIN), as well as CRM data. Following the Non-Disclosure Agreement, developers could build up whether a web app, a mobile app or a IoT app. And the data involved are mainly history records, supplemented by a few of dynamic data. The open data this time would lay a foundation for Car Easy Apps, PSA’s new strategic technology. Car Easy Apps is an open-data resolution of PSA, which intends to integrate cyber cars into the IoT, changing the current situation of isolation for the vehicles.
Developers can choose from one or both from subjects below:

Subject Description Components
Car Easy Apps SDK CarEasyApps SDK (iOS, Android, Cordova) enables the developers to create innovation Apps to read and write signals from/to the car. Online CarEasyApps simulator
CarEasyApps API CarEasyApps SDK
Car Data API Car Data API is online REST based API to get data from real cars (compared to virtual data generated by CarEasyApps online simulator).
Around 30 types of car data are available from the platform to inspire new ideas.
Car Data API

1.¥20,000 cash bonus for the winners.
2. The winning app would be released to the market along with the new cars.
3. Each participant could get a T-shirt customized for Hackathon by PSA
Assessment Principles:
Innovation: How innovative is the product?
User Experience: Does the product feature a brand new or smooth user experience?
Value: Could the product generate commercial value?
Presentation: Is the presentation clear and logical?
Influence: How’s the influence of the problem solved by the product?
Technology: Does the product need a high technological support?

Ubuntu Task:

About Canonical
Canonical is the commercial sponsor of the Ubuntu project and the leading provider of support services for Ubuntu deployments in the enterprise. Ubuntu is a free, open-source platform for client, server, cloud computing and Internet of Things. Since its launch in 2004, it has become a natural choice for users of all kinds, from Fortune 500 companies to hardware makers, content providers, software developers and  individual technologists.
With developers, support staff and engineering centres all over the world, Canonical is uniquely positioned to help its partners and enterprise customers make the most of Ubuntu. Canonical is a privately held company.
Task One: To develop applications that will run on Ubuntu Phone; it can be in the form of Scope, traditional Apps or Web Apps.
Task Two: IoT projects or applicants that is running on Ubuntu Core; the project itself can include integration between Ubuntu Core OS and cloud platform, sensors or other service applications etc., or any other type of IoT applications that is powered by Ubuntu Core.
Judging Criterias:
Creativity: how original is the projects?
Practical Userbility:How can the project benefic users
Demo Skill:How the team presented and demoed the project with clear logic and flow
Influentiality: How big of a problem the project or product is solving
Techinical Difficulty:How much technical insights the project contains
Completion Level:Is the project or application running and functioning, has the projects have been uploaded in to the store?
Design:Project aesthetic design and its UI and UX
Resources for setup and getting started:
Ubuntu Developer portals (developer.ubuntu.com/en/phone/platform/sdk/)
Chinese tutorial blogs (blog.csdn.net/UbuntuTouch)
Thursday AMA session online (follow Ubuntu weibo or WeChat to find out the latest schedule)

TechCrunch Rewards

1.Everyone gets Three-day TechCrunch 2015 International City Event – Shanghai ticket if their program could be submitted successfully
2.TechCrunch 2015 International City Event – Shanghai Hackathon certificate of honor.
3.Sponsor souvenir T-shirt

 To be continued



HACKATHON Tech Support


First day of Hackathon

Time Arrangement
9:00 a.m. Sign in&Team up
10:00 a.m. Introduction of Principles
10:10-11:30 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 of Hackathon

Time Arrangement
7:00 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 p.m. Announce the winner teams & prize-awarding ceremony
(will adjust the end time according to the situations)