More Than 100 Local and International Students Participate in NYCU’s First 40-hour Online International Creative Hackathon


本次國際黑客松競賽吸引 12國學生線上競技

Fully conducted in English, the competition was NYCU’s first creative hackathon involving domestic and international students. Participants of the competition came from Haiti, Indonesia, India, Vietnam, Saint Lucia, Thailand, Pakistan, Ukraine, Russia, South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Honduras and Taiwan, who were studying in NYCU, National Taiwan University, National Tsing Hua University, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, National Taiwan Normal University, National Chengchi University, and National Central University. The competition attracted more than 100 participants, who were allowed to express their creativity to the fullest.

The competition was held entirely online due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants combined the chatbot provided by LINE with open data to brainstorm creative ideas on topics such as digital transformation and health care. Co-organized by LINE and DeepQ, the competition aimed to integrate students’ creativity with the industry to generate values. In addition, winning students were granted an priority to attend interview for internship program.

The R&D engineering team of LINE Taiwan expressed appreciation for the rare opportunity to co-organize an international hackathon with NYCU during the pandemic. Through interacting with students during university–industry cooperation, the company aims to stimulate students’ creative ideas as well as recruit for LINE TECH FRESH internship program, thereby reducing the distance between people.

Chi-Ming Peng, a meteorologist and CEO of WeatherRisk Explore Inc., was invite to the competition to share experience in Taiwan’s application of big data and open data. The three-day competition enabled students to interact with and understand leading companies in the industry. In addition to a hall of inspiration for the pursuit of truth and thoughts, NYCU also serves as an outpost for industry–academia connection.


The first-place team.



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