#codeathon ASEAN+ @ Penang


#codeathon is a learning-intensive hackathon for pre-university students and university students to come together and rapidly prototype software solutions under the theme of “Technopreneurship for Gender Equality”.

Middle school and above students will compete in teams of 2-5 people under 2 separate tracks:

  • The Jr. category includes middle/secondary school up to pre-university students
  • The College category includes university students

You will learn to code for good with industry mentors and compete against your peers in ASEAN+ cities. Winning teams stand a chance to receive complimentary to CoDE Summit in Singapore this December!

TO REGISTER, click on "Tickets" and choose to buy tickets for 1-5 people.

We welcome complete beginners and people of all genders!

Why take part?

  • Code for change!
  • Build your portfolio and learn new transferable skills with industry mentors
  • Receive feedback from esteemed judges
  • Win prizes and/or media mention!
  • Receive an e-certificate for successful submission!

Kick-off weekend details

  • Day 1: Learn design thinking, hear about problem statements, and get introduced to coding basics
  • Day 2: Sharpen your development skills and work on your own projects. The day will end with your presentations and submissions.

How does this work?

Learn at kick-off -> Refine your ideas continuously through learning resources and consultations with mentors -> Submit online

What prizes are there?

  • Top winning team overall
  • Best Technical Innovation
  • Most Socially Impactful
  • Ada Award (Individual)

What is your judging criteria?

  1. Empathy: Did the team identify a real, significant problem?
  2. Innovation: Is the submitted prototype fully functional and intuitive to use?
  3. Entrepreneurship: Is the solution desirable? is it addressing the right market?
  4. Storytelling: Is the overall pitch/story compelling?
  5. Diversity and Inclusion: Is the team reaching out to new audiences?

#codeathon is proudly supported by the organisations as below:


Q: I am not a student, can I still take part?

A: Anyone outside of the stipulated categories as above may still take part, but you will not be eligible for sponsor prizes and no team should have 50% or more of its members from outside of the track that they have chosen to participate in. This is to ensure fairness in participation.

Q: Can I come alone?

A: Certainly - we will make provisions for you to match up with other solo participants to form a team.

Q: Who can I contact for more information?

A: Just WhatsApp Ernie at +6581833039 or drop us an email at hello@codefor.asia

Nov 25 - Nov 26, 2017
[ Sat ] - [ Sun ]
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM MYT
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INTI International College Penang
Pre-university students FULL
University students FULL
Adults / working professionals SOLD OUT RM99.00
Venue Address
INTI International College Penang Malaysia
Code for Asia Society Ltd.