Hack&Roll is NUS Hackers' annual 24-hour hackathon, and the largest student-run hackathon in Singapore. In the spirit of hacking, we celebrate not just the most useful products, but also reward projects that are "awesome but useless" and for factors such as sheer overall coolness.

It will be happening at Cinnamon Tembusu Dining Hall, on the 21st and 22nd January. It’s completely free to attend, and students from all levels are welcome.

There are no limits or themes to the hacks.

Registration, along with more details about the event, can be found at http://hacknroll.nushackers.org


This event is open only to:

  • Students of all levels in any educational institution in Singapore (yes, exchange students count as well!)
  • Anyone waiting entry into an educational institution - e.g. NSFs, PhD candidates, etc. 

Non-students are welcomed, but won't be eligible for prizes.

Hackathon Sponsors


$16,000 in prizes

1st Prize

$3000 in cash and UDI U818A Quadcopter with HD Camera

2nd Prize

$2000 in cash and Bose SoundSport in-ear Headphones

3rd Prize

$1000 in cash and Kindle Paperwhite

People’s Choice Award

Seagate 1TB Portable External Hard Drive and Raspberry Pi Zero Starter Kit

Coreteam's Best Roll

Logitech UE ROLL 2 Bluetooth Speaker and Mystery Prize

Most Awesomely Useless Hack

Xiaomi Band 2 and VAKIND Programmable USB LED Fan and Exploding Kittens: A Card Game About Kittens and Explosions and Sometimes Goats

Most Socially Useful Hack

Lumo Lift Posture Coach and Activity Tracker and LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

Most Annoying Hack

Syma X5C Quadcopter with HD Camera and Backwards Wall Clock

Best Hardware Hack

ODROID Starter Kit and Anker PowerCore 10000

Most Entertaining Hack

3D Printer Pen and OrigAudio ROK3-W 3.0 Portable Vibration Speaker System

Most Beautiful Hack

FitBit Alta Fitness Tracker

Best Freshmen Hack

CODE 87-Key Mechanical Keyboard Cherry MX Clear and Google Chromecast 2

Garena 'Techie' Award

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Sayanee Basu

Sayanee Basu

Rahul Gokul

Martin Henz

science centre

Chang Sau Sheong
Singapore Power

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    How new or innovative aspects of the team’s product are.
  • Technical Accomplishment
    How well the project is built.
  • Polish
    Aesthetics and functional completeness.
  • Usefulness
    How much this project attempts to solve a meaningful problem.

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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