Apply to attend the Biggest Hackathon in NYU Shanghai, China – Free Travel + ¥100,000 in prizes

Apply to attend the Biggest Hackathon in NYU Shanghai, China – Free Travel + ¥100,000 in prizes

Deadline: October 7, 2014

Are you a programmer, designer or hardware hacker? Apply for HackShanghai, the biggest hackathon in China and get free airfare to NYU, China where you will embark on a coding marathon with about 1000 students from around the world. HackShanghai is a 24-hour programming marathon for the top college hackers in China.

Students work in teams to build a tech product within the time limit, competing for ¥100,000+ in prizes. Tech companies & startups will also be recruiting. HackShanghai covers travel, food, and drinks for all accepted hackers. HackShanghai is independently student-run by a wild group from New York University Shanghai.


  • Over ¥100,000 in prizes
  • Free travel to NYU Shanghai
  • More Prizes to be updated soon.

HackShanghai covers all food, drink, and travel expenses. (You may be required to take home a bunch of free swag and prizes from their sponsors).


  • Only students and graduate students from across the world are eligible to apply

Some Frequently Asked Questions

What are Hackathons? Hackathons are events where people gather to create fun new ideas and technologies (in a short span of time)

What should you bring? Bring your coding gear — laptop, charger, and any other technology (Arduino, Pebble, quadcopter) you may end up working with. Also, feel free to bring a pillow or blanket. Get comfy!

Who else will be there? While you are in Shanghai’s bustling Pudong district, you will meet 249 other top student programmers in China and internationally.

Where and when can you hack? All constructed projects must completed in NYU Shanghai’s academic building during the 24 hours of the hackathon.

For more information and to apply, visit HackShanghai.