The Singapore kick-off will take place over the March 18-19 weekend, at The IDEAS Hub, UWCSEA, 1207 Dover Rd, Singapore 139654. Get your tickets now at!

What is Code-a-Thon?

Code-a-Thon is a learning-intensive hackathon experience where beginners and experienced coders, designers and business people alike come together to develop app prototypes under the theme of Technopreneurship for Gender Equality in 2017.

This extended experience takes participants through a kick-off weekend, followed by a period of ongoing consultations/mentorship with local mentors until they finally submit their entries online for judging.

Our Lead Sponsors are the U.S. State Department under its Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative and the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council.


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!


Who can take part?

Whether you are a complete newbie or a hacker, your entries will be judged holistically… We offer 2 separate judging tracks for you to compete in teams of 2-5:

  • Pre-university
  • University

Anyone from outside of these categories are more than welcomed to join EXCEPT that:

  • You will not be eligible for certain sponsor prizes
  • No team should have 50% or more of its members from outside of the track that they have chosen to participate in


What is the kick-off weekend gonna be like?

  • Day 1
Newbie Track Hacker Track
#codeathon Weekend (5h) Design Thinking: how to be sure you’re solving a real problem?

Problem Overview: featured sharing by select NGOs

Lean UX: Paper Prototyping and Usability Testing

Introduction to MIT App Inventor Assumed: Familiarity with HTML, CSS and JavaScript

Git for Beginners

Bootstrap Framework

  • Day 2
Newbie Track Hacker Track
#codeathon Weekend (5h) Intermediate MIT App Inventor

  • Local storage / connecting to web databases
Intermediate JavaScript

  • Making a one page landing site
1.5h mentor matching and consultation time


When is it*?

City #codeathon kick-off
Singapore 18-19 March 2017
Hanoi 22-23 July 2017
Ho Chi Minh 29-30 July 2017
Kuala Lumpur  12-13 August 2017
Bangkok 19-20 August 2017
Denpasar 26-27 August 2017
Brunei 2-3 September 2017
Yangon 9-10 September 2017
 Penang  16-17 September 2017
Suzhou 16-17 September 2017
Hangzhou 23-24 September 2017
Nanjing 1-2 October 2017
 Jakarta 7-8 October 2017
Manila 7-8 October 2017
Beijing 7-8 October 2017

*Please note that these dates are tentative and subject to change, dependent on co-ordination with local partners.

Thank you for your support!

Lead sponsors:


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Supporting organisations (Singapore):

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