Freelancer.com picks AI as hackathon theme for Pinoy students

Online job platform Freelancer.com is running its second intercollegiate hackathon, “Hackzilla in Manila 2”, which will challenge university students from across the country to build apps that use artificial intelligence (AI).

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The event will take place from March 31 to April 1, 2017, at Freelancer’s office in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. The theme for this year’s hackathon is: Explore Possibilities With Artificial Intelligence.

To join the hackathon, university students must be currently enrolled in a CHED-accredited school, and form teams with a maximum of five members.

Each team must submit a two-minute video outlining their hackathon pitch. A maximum of 10 teams will be selected by the organizing committee, consisting of Freelancer.com senior engineers and staff, to compete in the event.

Deadline for submission of entries will be on February 28, 2017. Selected teams will be notified via email by March 15, 2017. Teams can win a total of P100,000 in prizes.

Judges will include representatives from the DOST, DICT, DevCon, and Freelancer.com.

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