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13 Apr - 14 April 2019 All Day
Admission RM9
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#codeathonX is a flagship programme by Code for Asia – a social enterprise promoting inclusive digital innovations headquartered in Singapore since 2016.

Note: This event is open to the public and the hackathon admission fee is refundable based on attendance.

A learning-intensive and beginner-friendly tech challenge, #codeathonX invites young people from around ASEAN to be co-organisers and co-creators in applying technology for impact. With a strategic focus on Sustainable Development Goals 4, 5, 8 and 11, #codeathonX is a one-of-a-kind tech talent accelerator that aims to nurture and boost people aged 18-35 in creating change using technology.

Whether you are a business, a computer science or a design major, #codeathonX is a unique opportunity for you to join as an individual or as a team to participate and stand an opportunity to be part of a lifelong learning community with access to expertise, funding, networks and resources to propel your personal growth. Selected, individual talents from #codeathonX will be able to join our annual product-building bootcamp called CodeNomad in Hangzhou over May 24-30 to receive intensive training and support as they get connected to partners, collaborators and even funding resources.

For more details about our hackathon schedule and prizes, check out here and here respectively.

Partners & Sponsors
#codeathonX is a {Code for Asia} initiative powered by the National Youth Council of Singapore with support from University of Malaya’s App Club, PEKOM, Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre, LEAD and Pinkcollar for their support.


  • 3 Apr 2019 6:00PM-9:00PM: Campus Workshop on a.i. and Machine Learning at Micro Lab 4, Block B, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Malaya
  • 13-14 Apr 2019 Full Day: Hackathon at BK1 (Lecture Room), Block A, Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology, University of Malaya

Do I qualify?
Whether you are a Coder, Designer, Entrepreneur or just curious who satisfies the below, #codeathonX is for you!

  • Aged 18-35
  • ASEAN citizen
  • Committed to continual learning and collaborating across cultures
  • Disciplined
  • Open-minded

Join our Telegram group here to look for team members, brainstorm ideas or receive real-time updates!

Can I still take part if I do not fall within the above category?
Of course, though please bear in mind that we will likely not be able to consider you for any individual prizes.

Summary of Benefits:
If you make it through #codeathonX and graduate from our CodeNomad programme, you stand an opportunity to enjoy the following:

Personal Growth

  • Kickstart your web development or technopreneurship journey
  • Access small seed funds, special templates and materials
  • Exclusive discounts on all Code for Asia programmes (online, overseas bootcamps, etc.)
  • Continuously upskill yourself

Network Effects

  • Gain cross-cultural exposure
  • Be part of a ground-up youth community
  • Get in touch with industry insiders
  • Build your professional and global networks in various disciplines

Professional Development

  • Enhance your employability by gaining actual project experience
  • Supercharge your personal branding through resume reviews and recommendation letters
  • Get recognised for your work via articles and videos with boosted exposure through social media
  • Enjoy priority access to partner internships and full-time opportunities

If you have any questions, feel free to drop us an email at!