July 21 - 22, 2018

Shanghai, China

ShanghaiTech University






Free Travel

Frequently Asked Questions

hack.init() is China's premier youth hackathon and the first hackathon that promotes inclusivity and cultural diversity. We are bringing together 350 brightest minds across the country to Shanghai for a 24-hour, nonstop feast of creativity, collaboration, and rapid learning.
Nada. Zip. Zero. Zilch. We'll provide you with a weekend's worth of swag, meals, drinks, and snacks and a place to crash when you need a break from coding. In fact, we'll even reimburse your travel.
Anyone within 14-19 years old are welcome to participate, whether you are currently enrolled in high school, university or dropped out. For those who are over the age limit, please click here for more information of hackShanghai.
Please send us an email and indicate your situation. Perhaps we can invite you to join us, but this depends on your health and parental permission.
Have no fear - hack.init() is, first and foremost, a fun learning experience! During the few weeks prior to hackathon and the actual assemble itself, we will have beginner workshops held by industry professionals in design, mobile applications, web, hardware, AI, VR and more! Once you are accepted, you will have the opportunity to come to over 10 workshops before and at the hackathon to better prepare yourself.
For Shanghai hackers, you can get to ShanghaiTech University easily by public transportation which will not be reimbursed. We do provide travel reimbursement to non-Shanghai hackers. More information will be available to you once accepted.
hack.init() will commence at 8 am, July 21st and last until 4:30 pm, July 22nd. More detailed schedule will be available closer to event date.
Of course! We will have designated resting area during our event. You can also enjoy the clean air in Pudong Suburban area by jogging around the campus!
Bring your government-issued ID for entrance and to borrow hardware from our rental booth. You’ll also need your laptop and charger for hacking, a blanket or a sleeping bag for resting, and toiletries for hygiene.
No problem! Email us anytime at contact@hackinit.org!