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A.I.CKATHON 2018: Fashion AI Hackathon Southeast Asia

A.I.CKATHON 2018: Fashion AI Hackathon Southeast Asia

Posted: Thu Nov 08 2018

The A.I.CKATHON is a first-of-its-kind AI Hackathon in Malaysia, with the ambition to reap and share the power of AI technologies with the decentralized student community.

Get involved and you will be joining hackers, product developers, marketers, and business innovators in creating a new wave of AI product that could the way humans live our life

In 48 hours, participants will discover, discuss and solve the problems in the fashion industry by using AI technology.


What's this Hackathon about?

Beginning from Friday, the team will need to brainstorm to think of an idea of using a certain AI technology - a mysterious API that will be announced on that day in fashion industry, then the team need to work on the codes to create a product and present it to the judging panels on Sunday noon.




(All prize are in MYR)

  • 1st Place: $10,000
  • 2nd Place: $5,000
  • 3rd Place: $2,000
  • Superlative: Three (3) $1000 cash prizes delivered to superlative winners.



Fashion AI


Technologies and API

To be announced and introduced on the event day


Who can participate? 

This year, we welcome 300 students from Southeast Asia to join this hackathon. If you are studying in Southeast Asia and have huge passion in coding or looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, learning specific skill sets, don't hesitate to join us!



We have invited a line of mentors who are experts in their own industry to help you with your idea. If you're keen to be in our mentor team, please send the request to a.i.ckathon@gmail.com, thank you.


Judging Criteria

  • Utilization of AI Technology (5 points): How well suited is the concept for FashionAI? Is there a clear need for the solution?
  • Creativity (5 points): How creative was the team in developing an innovative solution for the challenge? Is the idea defensible or unique?
  • Impact (5 points): Did the team create an application that can have a real and valuable impact? Is the idea feasible / if pursued could it actually work in the real world? What impact can it have on the world as a whole?
  • Scalability (5 points): What is the growth potential of this application?



Schedule (TBC)

1.00 PM: Registration and Check-In
2.00 PM: Conference (Topics and Speakers TBA)
6.00 PM: Dinner (food provided)
7.00 PM: Opening Ceremony
8.00 PM: API Introduction and Demo
8.30 PM: Hacking Starts!
10.00 PM: Sharing Talk 1 (TBA)
11.00 PM: Midnight Free Flow Snacks to feed your tummy and brain

7.00 AM: Breakfast
10.00 AM: Sharing Talk 2 (TBA)
12.00 PM: Lunch
3.00 PM: Sharing Talk 3 (TBA)
6.00 PM: Dinner
8.00 PM: Pitching Workshop

7.00 AM: Breakfast
9.00 AM: Hacking Ends
9.30 AM: Judging Round 1
12.30 PM: Lunch
1.30 PM: Judging Round 2 (Final Perfect Pitch)
3.00 PM: Closing and Announcing Winners!
4.00 PM: Finally End and see you next year!

** Please make sure you're able to stay at PenangInstitute for at least one hour beyond the end time (in case of unforeseeabledelays)

** This is a slumber party where all participants andorganizers will be spending whole night together in the event space, eithersleeping at the quiet zone or working overnight to produce the best product. Weprovide some beanies; however, for your comfort, we encourage to bring your ownsleeping bag.



  • Participant must be a real student with valid student ID. Include undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • Teams of size 3 to 5 participants are allowed. All team members must agree to the participation agreement to compete.
  • You may not begin your project until the competition officially begins. Please don’t come in and build on top of previous projects if you want to win. No code is written before the hacking starts!
  • Teams have full ownership of everything they build during the event and are free to do whatever with it as they wish whether they win or not.
  • Winning teams will be subject to a code-review at some point following the event or immediately before the competition ends.
  • By participating in this event, you grant us the right to display your project online and in any media, including in the marketing for our future events.

IMPORTANT Registration Instruction (READ THIS before youregister)

We will send a confirmation email for your participation(not the auto-generated reply by Eventbrite). We might select participants forour event based on the questions in this registration. Remember, yourparticipation is NOT YET CONFIRMED when you register in Eventbritesuccessfully. We will contact you via email shortly.

Please register in a team, if you are keen to join but don'thave a team yet, contact us at a.i.ckathon@gmail.com

Leader of the team please register the ticket for yourteammates. If the team is 3 people, please buy 3 tickets at once. In futurecommunication, we will only contact the buyer (leader of the team) to confirm.Thank you.


Brought to you by UM Department of AI, Cognitiq Sdn Bhd andIskandar Investment.


Fri, Nov 16, 2018, 1:00 PM –

Sun, Nov 18, 2018, 6:00 PM Malaysia Time Malaysia (KualaLumpur) Time


IskandarSpace, Unit 02-02,

Lvl 2, Cimb Leadership Academy,, No 3

Jalan Medini Utara 1, Medini Iskandar

Iskandar Puteri, Johor 79200

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