The 4th annual HackWEEKDAY developer hackathon was successfully held in conjunction with HITBSecConf2014 – Malaysia on the 15th and 16th October 2014 with 80 participants, comprising of 65 local student developers, 5 international student developers and 10 local professional developers.
Held at Hotel Intercontinental, Kuala Lumpur, HackWEEKDAY offered a platform for participants to work collaboratively in generating ideas and tackling real world problems. During the hackathon, participants went through three developer sharing sessions and technical support from event sponsors Quintiq, Mozilla and Microsoft. A total of 28 projects ranging from security, social networking, education, and e-commerce were submitted to HackWEEKDAY 2014. List of projects:
1. Don’t Exploit Me
3. Bioworkflow Manager
6. Dot ‘N Dash
7. People I Want To Know
8. View Now
9. In-Air Signature
10. Unbeatable Password
12. Send It
13. Key Rhythm Authentication
14. Tell Me Your Status
15. Photo Based Face Recognition System
17. Facebook Party Bot
19. Smart Travel
20. Convenient Remote Data Wipe on Smartphones
21. Personal Diary
22. Motion Detection Recording
24. Vacation Planner
25. Lie Detector Using Gaze Detection
26. Kids Augmented Reality (AR)
27. Personal Security Companion
28. MyUni Online Shop
The presentation and judging process started at 11am on 16th October 2014. The judging team was formed by 5 representatives from industrial and educational institute:
(i) Paul Theriault, Head of Mozilla Firefox OS Security
(ii) Gary Kwong, Mozilla Engineer
(iii) Dr Pang Ying Han, Head of Center for Ubiquitous Computing and Communication, Multimedia University
(iv) Navin Danapal, Senior Audience Manager, Microsoft Malaysia
v) Aswin C., Technology Advisor, Microsoft Malaysia.
Participants were allowed 5 minutes to impress the judges on their ideas and apps. The evaluation was based on the criteria of potential development impact, novelty and innovation, feasibility, clarity of presentation and the final product.
Best Lumia / Windows Phone Store App: Map Tech by Ng Woi Keong, Tan Kim Hui
Best Surface / Windows Store App: Facebook Party Bot by Wong Choon Khit, Goh Siong Por, Ng Yan Sieng
Best Security App: Don’t Exploit Me by Ahmad Ramadhan, Syed Muhamad Fadhil
Best E-Commerce App: Tell Me Your Status by Ang Ee Mae, Lenard Lee, Yong Kin Sum
Best Education App: Kid AR by Tan Teck Guang, Yeow Kin Woon
Best Social Networking App: LoudHailer by Khoo Siew Kay, Wee Yit Yin
Prizes: USD3000 cash prizes were sponsored by Quintiq, 3 Flame devices were sponsored by Mozilla, 2 Lumia 1520 were sponsored by Microsoft Malaysia, and 6 GitHub Plans were sponsored by GitHub. In addition, 2-day return trips from Hotel Intercontinental, Kuala Lumpur to Melaka was sponsored by Multimedia University and all participants were entitled to a RM5 discount off any trip to- and from Intercontinental, Kuala Lumpur, sponsored by MyTeksi.
Special thanks dedicated to everyone who involved in HackWEEKDAY 2014:
Technical Talk: (i) Aswin C., Technology Advisor, Microsoft Malaysia, (ii) Paul Theriault, Head of Mozilla Firefox OS Security, (iii) Tai Yee Meng, Director of Quintiq Global Development Center, Malaysia.
Judges: (i) Paul Theriault, Head of Mozilla Firefox OS Security, (ii) Gary Kwong, Mozilla Engineer, (iii) Dr Pang Ying Han, Head of Center for Ubiquitous Computing and Communication, Multimedia University, (iv) Navin Danapal, Senior Audience Manager, Microsoft Malaysia, and (v) Aswin C., Technology Advisor, Microsoft Malaysia.
Organizer: Ooi Shih Yin (HITB-HackWEEKDAY 2014 Overlord)
HackWEEKDAY Volunteer: Lee Haw Jeh
HackWEEKDAY Advisors: Dhillon Andrew Kannabhiran (HITB Founder/ CEO), Belinda Choong (HITB Event Manager)
HackWEEKDAY Technical Support: Ahmad Zulkarnain (HITB-Core Crew)
Overall Event Support: all crews and volunteers of HITB KUL 2014