What is the The Cisco Virtual Hackathon Asia-Pacific?
The Cisco Virtual Hackathon Asia-Pacific is a two-month online competition to create projects using Cisco’s technologies with participants exclusively in Australia, Japan and Korea.
Why is Cisco hosting a virtual Asia-Pacific hackathon?
We want to work with vibrant creative teams and see how your ideas come to life. Our goal is to initiate a relationship with startups and developers and innovate together. Open innovation is a pillar of our strategy. Cisco Innovation Centers are implanted in these three countries and this event is designed to promote their existence.
When are the starting and due dates?
Cisco Virtual Hackathon Asia-Pacific registration starts from November 15th 2016 to December 15th 2017. The actual event runs from December 1st to January 31st.
The winner is announced on February 6th 2017.
Who can participate?
We are looking for innovative startups and developers, especially from Sydney, Melbourne, Tokyo and Songdo, where the Cisco Innovation Centers are nearby. We are searching for enthusiasts, with skills in coding, design and entrepreneurship. Please note that in order to apply for the event, your team should include at least one designer, one developer and one idea generator. We will review all applications and select those that seem suited to the various topics.
Who cannot participate?
The following are ineligible to participate in the Cisco Virtual Hackathon Asia-Pacific: minors, employees of Cisco or its affiliates, competitors, public officials and/or employees of companies where participation would constitute public sector participation.
Please note that participants who do not live in one of these countries: Australia, Japan or Korea, cannot participate in this virtual hackathon.
How do I register to the idea zone?
Once you have you have signed up on Eventbrite, you will receive an invitation with the idea zone link where you can submit your project. Make sure you have a look at your spam box just in case!
Also, we will send you the Terms and Agreement document and an NDA to participate before the beginning of the online event.
Where do I submit my app/project?
After you are registered to the idea zone, there will be a link to a Cisco Virtual Hackathon Asia-Pacific platform, where you can submit your application/project and you can go back and forth until the due date to make alterations.
What should I fill in my project page with?
Everything! The birth of your project, the fundamental motivation, highlights, magic solutions, goals and how it works! This assists us greatly in helping you advance with the project.
What is the selection criteria?
The selection process will be mainly led by Cisco. Team ideas will be challenged against this set of criterion: correlation with the online challenge topics; proposal feasibility, user experience/customer centricity, and quality of the webinar demonstration.
Does our prototype or product become property of Cisco?
100% of your code belongs to you.
What are the prizes?
Besides great prestige, a good reputation and our interest in a long-term business relationship, you will receive a compensation for the work you do for Cisco at this event. Additionally, the jury will award the best team in each three countries with a prize of $5,000 for each winner.
Are there more details about the Cisco technology data?
We’re planning some webinars to help you. Don’t hesitate to ask Cisco experts and BeMyApp if you have any problems regarding your project.
What kind of support can I count on during the Cisco Virtual Hackathon Asia-Pacific?
We will have a super mentor team onsite for support. BeMyApp will be there for you too! Again, if you have any questions or want advice, feel free to write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Should we prepare our project upfront?
Make yourselves familiar with the challenge and your project strategy. By December 15th, each team needs to provide a completed project page. You can work with your existing code, but if you do so, please let us know beforehand, to make sure things are fair. Existing code will be considered in the evaluation. As long as you mind all copyrights, resources, such as images and data sets etc. that are freely available, are permitted. Please clarify which Cisco technologies you are using for your project.
What will the jury presentation look like?
By January 15th, you will have the chance to present your project live on WebEx. You will have 5 minutes to demonstrate your idea to a panel of judges. Please keep in mind the official language of the event will be English in Sydney and Melbourne, Japanese in Japan and Korean in Korea. All presented entries have to be software prototypes along with a slide presentation, pitch and demo.