*Deadlines vary depending on a country

Deadline: July 19, 2020 00:00 CEST*| Apply here
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Eligibility: To participate you must be at least 21 years old legal resident of the country in which you are participating, form a team of 2 to 4 members
Location: Thailand, Vietnam, Brunei, Cambodia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore

AWS Hackdays Online 2020

After the success of the 2019 edition, AWS Hackdays is back in 2020 with an exciting new challenge! Introducing “AWS Hackdays: Build Tomorrow!”, a hackathon for South-East Asian Developers who want to shape the future.

Contribute to building the future of your region today with the power of technology!

This year, the focus is on the acceleration of digitalization in South-East Asia. You will have the opportunity to bring new solutions to address four of today’s industry challenges by leveraging Amazon Web Services Tools.


Using Amazon Web Services, we expect you to create a prototype which addresses an issue in one of the below categories.

The developed solution should demonstrate your skills in either Serverless, Machine Learning, IoT, Databases, Web Applications or Mobile Development.

To give you a clearer image of what is possible, wouldn’t it be nice for instance to have an application to learn new languages by combining AWS Fargate and AWS Machine Learning services? You could also extend the functionalities into IoT devices with AWS IoT GreenGrass.

Here are some other examples of potential issues that could be addressed in each category. They are just for reference, so feel free to be creative and come up with your own ideas!


  • Predicting virus outbreaks with machine learning
  • Analysing and predicting pollution level

Learning and development

  • Providing opportunities for foreign domestic workers to develop their tech skills via their mobile phones’ VR systems


  • Managing inventory based on Machine Learning
  • Automating waste separation with visual recognition


  • Improving women’s physical security in the street through IoT solutions
  • Preventing the trade of endangered species through online monitoring


Online Demo Day Prizes

  • The top team selected in this AWS Hackdays Online Demo Day will be granted the Demo Day Prize of USD 2,000 and an exclusive invitation to attend the AWS Hackdays Online Final Hackathon to compete against top winners in every country of the AWS Hackdays Online Demo Days for the grand cash prize of USD 20,000 per team!
  • Runner up team for the Demo Day will receive the cash prize of up to USD 400.

Online Final Hackathon Prizes

All winning teams from each of the 7 AWS Hackdays 2020 Demo Days will compete in an exclusive online event for the below prizes:

  • Winning Team: USD 20,000
  • First Runner-up: USD 100 Amazon voucher per team member
  • Second Runner-up: USD 75 Amazon voucher per team member

Interested in applying for the AWS Hackdays Online 2020? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.

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