What is Smart School IoT Hackathon?

The internet of Things (IoT) is about extending the power of the internet beyond computers and smartphones. An IoT ecosystem consists of web-enabled smart devices that use embedded processors, sensors and communication hardware to collect, send and act on data they acquire from their environments.

These information are used to build effective solutions such as heart monitoring systems, irrigation systems, energy conversion systems and so on. IoT helps people live and work smarter as well as gain complete control over their lives.

This competition is all about how secondary school students use IoT Solutions that consist of devices, apps or systems to solve social-economic issues that is found in their community.

Why We Need Smart School IoT Hackathon?

  • Promote creativity & team working.

  • Educate students with IR4.0 & technical skills.

  • Create smart environment for the students.

  • Create a problem solving generation.

Who Can Join Smart School IoT Hackathon?

01. All Form 3 to Form 6 students in Selangor State. (Public or Private).

02. Students join as a team of 3 to 5 members together with a teacher advisor.

03. Each school can send up to 2 teams.

04. Able to do Arduino programming.

Theme of Hackathon

Programme Flow


Prizes that will be given out based on the two categories mentioned above are as follows:
  • Best Idea

  • 1st RM500.00

  • 2nd RM350.00

  • 3rd RM150.00

  • Best Showcase

  • 1st RM500.00

  • 2nd RM350.00

  • 3rd RM150.00

 Trophy and RM1000 will be given to the ultimate winner in both categories.

All 32 teams will receive medal and participation certificate after the first round of selection

Rules and Regulations

Smart School IoT Hackathon is dedicated to offering a safe space where people of all backgrounds can gather, embrace differences, and innovate together! Be kind and respectful towards your fellow hackers – that means we do not tolerate any harassment, racism, sexism or discrimination of any kind.  Teams may not interfere with the progress of other teams.

Each team can have 3 to 5 members and registration is FREE. Prefer to have girls within your group.

Actually build something, and be ready to present your hack! The presentation must not deviate from your accepted submission. Teams with a different presentation to their submission idea will be disqualified. Please keep in mind our theme for the event that is “Smart solution for the community”

We encourage you to make use of any other open source platform. Build something amazing using these great resources.

Use Git or an alternative platform to keep track of your code. This is great practice and will be useful to show that your code is brand new.

  • All code must be placed in Github.
  • Anything in Github must be incorporated into a Power Point or Google presentation.

All teams retain full ownership of what they build during the Smart School  IoT Hackathon.

To ensure all contestants start the Smart school IoT Hackathon on even footing, we ask that all code, graphics, sound and other assets are created during the period of competition. However, you can plan, brainstorm, and create wireframes prior to the event! Exceptions to this rule are the usage of public domain images, open source libraries, or any assets with creative commons licensing. This rule will be enforced strictly. Teams found violating this rule will be disqualified and not eligible for prizes. If your team qualifies for prizes, the team will be subject to a code review to ensure fairness.

We will be providing Food and Beverage throughout the event on both days (breakfast, lunch and teatime and snacks in between). Don’t worry, there will be ample for everyone.

The competition starts at 8am. All teams must arrive 15 minutes earlier for the registration. Kindly plan your own travel from school to the venue. We do not provide any travel allowance or any kind of insurance to the participants and teachers.

Each Participant must bring or obtain whatever hardware and/or software they believe they need to participate (e.g. laptops, phones, etc), including any necessary chargers.  There will be electrical outlets available on a first come, first serve basis.

Winners will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Direct relevance to the core problem/addressing the core problem
  • Uniqueness of the recommended solution; and
  • Ease of implementation (e.g. feasible to implement within one year).

Teachers act as advisor for the team. They can guide the students in identifying community problems, idea paperwork and developing solutions for the problems. However, they are not allowed to do the solution (device, app or software) for the students. The team will be disqualified if the presented solution is not built by the students.

Each team should have one teacher as a teacher advisor. All teacher advisors should join the telegram group as mentioned in the email. Kindly contact through telegram messenger for any inquiries regarding the competition.

Hack, make new friends, and have an amazing time! We understand hackathons can   be stressful so don’t forget to take breaks, eat healthily, and really enjoy the event.

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