EHK Talks to AngelHack’s Co-founder Sabeen Ali About Hackathon
This interview with AngelHack’s Co-founder, CEO & President, Sabeen Ali was conducted and condensed by Maria Antonia of EntrepreneurHK (EHK).
AngelHack, the World’s Largest Hackathon Organizer Coming to Hong Kong.
Can you explain “what is hackathon” to the ones who don’t know what it is?
Sabeen: A hackathon is usually a 24 to 36 hour event where entrepreneurs, developers and designers come together in a innovative environment to collaborate, network and build out ideas together. At the end of each hackathon, each team presents what they have created and prizes are awarded. They are tons of fun and are also always filled with games, snacks and nerf guns!
What makes the “Master of Code” hackathon different from the other ones?
Sabeen: MasterCards Masters of Code is a year-long competition that is looking for the BEST developers from around the world. That alone makes it different. MasterCard is looking to provide a special experience to these hackers by making everything from the events, prizes and grand finale as extravagant as possible!
Why Hong Kong?
Sabeen: Hong Kong is a prominent city in tech and is growing exponentially each year, we know there is great talent here.
Join in the party and we’ll be giving out a GoPro to the 100th signup and Beats headphones at the 150th! Winners from each region will be flown out for the final hackathon to compete for the eternal fame and glory of being the very first Masters of Code and for the grand prize of $100,000USD!
For the very first time, Masters of Code is coming to Hong Kong on 21st and 22nd March! Check out the event page here @ http://bit.ly/MastersOfCodeHK and use the discount code “AngelHACK” to get FREE tickets!
Saturday, March 21, 2015, 9:00 AM to Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 6:00 PM (HKT)
Cocoon (3/F, Citicorp Center, 18 Whitfield Road, Tin Hau, Hong Kong)