Connect, learn and collaborate to solve real-world problems!

What is #codeathonX?

#codeathonX is a flagship programme by Code for Asia – a social enterprise promoting inclusive digital innovations headquartered in Singapore since 2016.A learning-intensive and beginner-friendly tech challenge, #codeathonX invites young people from around ASEAN to be co-organisers and co-creators in applying technology for impact. With a strategic focus on Sustainable Development Goals 4, 5, 8 and 11, #codeathonX is a one-of-a-kind tech talent accelerator that aims to nurture and boost people aged 18-35 in creating change using technology.

Whether you are a business, a computer science or a design major, #codeathonX is a unique opportunity for you to join as an individual or as a team to submit online and stand an opportunity to be part of a lifelong learning community with access to expertise, funding, networks and resources to propel your personal growth. Selected, individual talents from #codeathonX will be able to join our annual product-building bootcamp called CodeNomad to receive intensive training and support as they get connected to partners, collaborators and even funding resources.

Always wanted to organise your own hackathon? Make an app that thousands, if not millions will use? Submit for #codeathonX by April 21 and stand an opportunity to learn and travel this summer! Check out the links below to learn more about #codeathonX:

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Best Overall

Most Socially Impactful

Best Technical Innovation

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Do I qualify?

Whether you are a Coder, Designer, Entrepreneur or someone who’s just curious, #codeathonX is for you!

  • Aged 18-35
  • ASEAN citizen
  • Committed to continual learning and collaborating across cultures
  • Disciplined
  • Open-minded
Can I still take part if I do not fall within the above criteria?

Of course, though please bear in mind that we will likely not be able to consider you for any individual prizes.


To complete your submission,

All submissions will be on Devpost. Please review Devpost’s submission instructions beforehand.

You must provide all Team Members' full names, email addresses AND phone numbers with your submissions.


Enjiao Chen

Dr. Cher Han Lau

Dr. Cher Han Lau

Judging Criteria

  • Empathy
    Did the team identify a real, significant problem?
  • Innovation
    Is the submitted prototype fully functional and intuitive to use?
  • Entrepreneurship
    Is the presented solution viable? Is it addressing the right market? Is the team able to execute?
  • Storytelling
    Is the story/pitch compelling?
  • Inclusion
    Is the team diverse, exhibiting meaningful minority contributions/perspectives or is the solution able to capture new/wider audiences?