Maepaysoh Hack Challenge

Calling all developers and designers!

Do you want to use your skills to make it easier for people to participate in the elections?

Join the MAEPAYSOH HACK CHALLENGE! The Challenge begins September 12, 2015!

The MaePaySoh Hack Challenge is a competition to see who can build the best apps, websites & digital tools to help voters. We have a great API for developers to use which is full of information voters need to know. The best apps from the Hack Challenge will be promoted around the country, and prizes worth up to 30,000 USD will be available for the winning teams!

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Hack Challenge FAQ

  1. Q. What is the MaePaySoh Hack Challenge?

    The MaePaySoh Hack Challenge is a competition to see who can build the best apps, websites & digital tools to help voters. We have a great database for developers to use which is full of information voters need to know. The best apps from the Hack Challenge will be promoted and distributed around the country in the weeks before the election.

  2. Q. Who can participate in the MaePaySoh Hack Challenge?

    Talented developers, software engineers, and designers who want to:

    • Help voters access information about the elections
    • Work with other talented developers to build data-driven tech products
    • Win money & prizes, and see their product distributed around the country

  3. Q. Do I have to be on a team in order to participate in the MaePaySoh Hack Challenge?

    You are welcome to participate as an individual. However, we encourage people to join teams because teams have been most successful in past hackathons.

  4. Q. What prizes will be available to the winners of the Hack Challenge?

    The first place winner will receive a $4000 cash prize, and coveted membership to the Accelerate Track of FbStart, which entitles your startup or company to up to $80,000 in benefits from services including Facebook, Salesforce, Adobe and Github. Cash prizes will also be available for the second ($2000) and third ($1000) place teams, and additional prizes will be announced shortly.

  5. Q. Where is the Hack Challenge?

    Phandeeyar Innovation Lab is hosting the Hack Challenge in downtown Yangon, but you don’t have to be in Yangon to participate.

  6. Q. What prizes will be available to the winners of the Hack Challenge?

    The first place winner will receive a $4000 cash prize, and coveted membership to the Accelerate Track of FbStart, which entitles your startup or company to up to 80,000 USD in benefits from services including Facebook, Salesforce, Adobe and Github. Cash prizes will also be available for the second ($2000) and third ($1000) place teams, and additional prizes will be announced shortly.

  7. Q. Do I have to hack at Phandeeyar?

    You can hack wherever you want. We'll have good internet, food, drinks and a cool vibe, but you don't have to work at Phandeeyar

  8. Q. How do I register to participate in the Hack Challenge?

    Register for the Hack Challenge HERE!

  9. Q. Do my teammates also need to fill out an application form?

    Yes, please. Apply HERE.

  10. Q. Can I participate by myself?

    Yes, but it would probably be more fun in a team. Don't worry if you're not in a team yet - we can help you find team mates. Just apply HERE

  11. Q. I have a job and can't work on this full time. Does that matter?

    No. Most devs have jobs! This is a two week challenge so people can work on this on the weekend (and/or evenings) or whenever they have spare time.

  12. Q. Why is the Hack Challenge 2 weeks long?

    This competition is a bit different from previous hackathons that lasted 24-48 hours. We want to give you more time to design and build functioning apps that can be distributed to voters across the country.

  13. Q. Can our company enter the Hack Challenge?

    Yes. Companies are welcome to participate.

  14. Q. Can I participate if I don't live in Yangon?

    Yes!

  15. Q. How do I participate if I’m not in Yangon?

    Join HERE, and we’ll make sure you have all the information you need to compete!

  16. Q. What if I cannot come to Phandeeyar on Demo Day, Sunday September 27?

    Demo Day is the opportunity for the top teams to present their apps to the judges. If you cannot be at Phandeeyar for Demo Day, you can find someone who can demo your app. Let us know if for any reason you cannot be in Yangon for Demo Day, and we’ll help you work this out.

  17. Q. Does it matter if I've never participated in a "hackathon" or "hack challenge"?

    No. Don’t worry, we'll explain everything.

  18. Q. I don't know anything about the elections - can I still participate?

    Yes! We have election experts available to explain how everything works and to answer your questions.

  19. Q. What if I've never seen any election apps/websites before?

    Don't worry - we've got lots of examples to inspire you.

မဲေပးစို႔ Hack Challenge အေၾကာင္း မၾကာခဏေမးေလ့ရွိေသာ ေမးခြန္းႏွင္႔အေၿဖမ်ား

  1. ေမး - မဲေပးစို႔ Hack Challenge ဆိုတာဘာလဲ?

    မဲေပးစို႔ Hack Challenge ဆိုသည္မွာ မဲဆႏၵရွင္မ်ားကိုကူညီရန္ မည္သူသည္ အေကာင္းဆံုး apps, websites ႏွင့္ digital tools ကို ဖန္တီးႏိုင္သလဲဟု သိရိွေစရန္က်င္းပေပးသည္႔ ျပိဳင္ပြဲတစ္ခုျဖစ္သည္။ မဲဆႏၵရွင္မ်ားသိရန္ လိုအပ္သည့္ သတင္းအခ်က္အလက္ အျပည့္အစံုရွိသည့္ database တစ္ခုကို developer မ်ားအသံုးျပဳရန္အတြက္ တည္ေဆာက္ေပးထားပါသည္။ Hack Challenge မွ အေကာင္းဆံုး apps မ်ားကို ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲမက်င္းပခင္တြင္ တစ္ႏိုင္ငံလုံးအတိုင္းအတာၿဖင္႔ ေၾကညာၿပီးျဖန္႔ေဝသြားမည္ၿဖစ္သည္။

  2. ေမး - မဲေပးစို႔ Hack Challenge တြင္ ဘယ္သူေတြ ပါႏိုင္ပါသလဲ?

    စြမ္းရည္ရွိ developer မ်ား၊ software engineer မ်ားႏွင့္ ဒီဇိုင္နာမ်ားပါဝင္ႏုိင္သည္။ ၎တို႔သည္

    • ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲဆိုင္ရာ သတင္းအခ်က္အလက္မ်ားကို မဲဆႏၵရွင္မ်ားရႏိုင္ရန္ ကူညီခ်င္သူမ်ားၿဖစ္ရမည္။
    • အျခားစြမ္းရည္ရွိdeveloperမ်ားႏွင္႔အတူ လက္တြဲလုပ္ေဆာင္ကာ dataအေၿခခံေသာနည္းပညာ ဆိုင္ရာ product မ်ားကိုဖန္တီးၿပဳလုပ္ခ်င္သူမ်ားၿဖစ္ရမည္။
    • ေငြသားဆုမ်ားဆြတ္ခူးျပီး မိမိတို႔ေရးခဲ့သည့္ productမ်ားကို တစ္ႏိုင္ငံလုံးအတိုင္းအတာၿဖင္႔ ျဖန္႔ေဝခြင္႔ေပးႏိုင္သူမ်ား ၿဖစ္ရမည္။

  3. ေမး - မဲေပးစို႔ Hack Challenge တြင္ ပါဝင္ႏုိင္ရန္အတြက္ အသင္းတစ္သင္းသို႔ ဝင္ရမလား?

    တစ္ဦးတစ္ေယာက္အေနျဖင့္လည္း ဝင္ျပိဳင္၍ ရပါသည္။ သို႔ေသာ္ ဝင္ၿပိဳင္ရန္ ဆႏၵရိွသူမ်ားကို အသင္းဖြဲ႔၍ ယွဥ္ၿပိဳင္ရန္တိုက္တြန္းအားေပးပါသည္။ အဘယ္ေၾကာင္႔ဆုိေသာ္ ယခင္က်င္းပခဲ႔ေသာ hackathon မ်ားတြင္ ေအာင္ျမင္မႈအမ်ားဆုံးရခဲ့သူမ်ားမွာအသင္းမ်ားမွၿဖစ္ပါသည္။

  4. ေမး - Hack Challenge တြင္ပါဝင္ဖို႔ ဘယ္လိုမွတ္ပုံတင္ရမလဲ?

    Hack Challenge တြင္ပါဝင္ရန္ MaePaySoh.org တြင္ မွတ္ပံုတင္ႏိုင္ပါသည္။

  5. ေမး - Hack Challenge က ဘယ္ေလာက္ၾကာမလဲ?

    ဤျပိဳင္ပြဲသည္ ယခင္ကလုပ္ခဲ့သည္ ၂၄-၄၈ နာရီသာၾကာသည့္ hackathon မ်ားႏွင့္ အနည္းငယ္ကြဲ ျပားပါသည္။ တစ္ႏိုင္ငံလုံးအနွံ႔မွ မဲဆႏၵရွင္မ်ားထံ ေကာင္းမြန္စြာအလုပ္လုပ္ေသာ apps ကို ဒီဇိုင္း ဆြဲၿပီး တည္ေဆာက္ရန္ ၿပိဳင္ပြဲဝင္သူမ်ားကိုအခ်ိန္ပိုေပးလိုပါသည္။ Hack Challenge ကို စက္တင္ဘာလ (၁၂) ရက္ေန႔ စေနေန႔ တြင္ စတင္မည္ျဖစ္ျပီး စက္တင္ဘာလ (၂၇) ရက္ တနဂၤေႏြေန႔တြင္ ၿပီးဆုံးမည္ျဖစ္သည္။

  6. ေမး - Hack Challenge တြင္ အႏိုင္ရသူေတြဟာ ဘယ္လိုဆုေတြရမလဲ?

    ပထမဆုဆြတ္ခူးသူသည္ ေဒၚလာ ၄၀၀၀ ေငြသားဆုရမည္ျဖစ္ျပီး Accelerate Track of FbStart တြင္ အသင္းဝင္ခြင့္ရမည္ျဖစ္သည္။ အသင္းဝင္ခြင့္ရျခင္းျဖင့္ သင္၏ startup သို႔မဟုတ္ ကုမၸဏီ အေနျဖင့္ Facebook, Salesforce, Adobe and Githubတို႔အပါအဝင္ ဝန္ေဆာင္မႈမ်ားထံမွ ေဒၚလာ ၈၀၀၀၀ တန္သည္အထိအက်ိဳးအျမတ္မ်ားရႏိုင္သည္။ ဒုတိယဆု အတြက္ ေဒၚလာ ၂၀၀၀ ႏွင့္ တတိယဆု အတြက္ ေဒၚလာ ၁၀၀၀ ေပးသြားမည္ျဖစ္ျပီး ေနာက္ထပ္ ဆုမ်ားကိုလည္း မၾကာမီ ေၾကညာေပးသြားမည္ျဖစ္သည္။

  7. ေမး - ဖန္တီးရာမွာဘဲေနၿပီး hack လုပ္ရမွာလား?

    မိမိႏွစ္သက္ရာေနရာမွ hack လုပ္ႏုိင္ပါသည္။ ဖန္တီးရာမွာ အင္တာနက္ေကာင္းေကာင္းႏွင္႔ စားစရာမ်ားထားရွိေပးမည္ၿဖစ္သည္။ သို႔ေသာ္ ဖန္တီးရာမွာဘဲေနၿပီး hack လုပ္ရမည္ဟု မဆိုလုိပါ။

  8. ေမး - Hack Challenge တြင္ၿပဳိင္ပြဲဝင္ရန္ ဘယ္လိုမွတ္ပုံတင္ရမလဲ?

    Hack Challenge အတြက္ ဤေနရာတြင္ HERE မွတ္ပုံတင္ပါ။

  9. ေမး - ၿပိဳင္ပြဲဝင္္အဖြဲ႕သားအားလံုး ေလွ်ာက္လႊာၿဖည္႔ဖုိ႔ လုိအပ္သလား?

    လိုအပ္ပါသည္။ ဤေနရာတြင္ HERE ၿဖည္႔ပါ။

  10. ေမး - တစ္ဦးခ်င္းအေနနဲ႔ ပါဝင္လို႔ရပါသလား?

    ရပါသည္။ သို႔ေသာ္ အဖြဲ႔နဲ႔ဆုိရင္ေတာ႔ ပိုေပ်ာ္စ၇ာေကာင္းပါသည္။ အကယ္၍ အဖြဲ႔မရွိေသးလည္း စိတ္မပူပါႏွင္႔။ ၿပိဳင္ပြဲဝင္္အဖြဲ႕သားမ်ားရရွိလာေအာင္ ကူညီေပးပါမည္။ ဤေနရာတြင္ HERE ေလွ်ာက္လႊာၿဖည္႔ပါ။

  11. ေမး - အလုပ္ရွိတဲ႔အတြက္ အခ်ိန္ၿပည္႔မလုပ္ႏုိင္ပါ။ အဲဒီအတြက္ ၿပဿနာရွိႏိုင္ပါသလား?

    မရိွႏိုင္ပါ။ Developersအမ်ားစုသည္ အလုပ္လုပ္ေနသူမ်ားၿဖစ္ပါသည္။ Challenge မွုာႏွစ္ပတ္ ၾကာမည္ၿဖစ္ပါသၿဖင္႔ ရုံးပတ္ရက္မ်ားႏွင္႔ ရုံးဆင္းခ်ိိန္ညေနပိုင္းမ်ား (သုိ႔) အားလပ္သည္႔အခ်ိန္မ်ားတြင္ လုပ္ႏုိင္ပါသည္။

  12. ေမး - Hack Challenge က ဘာေၾကာင္႔ ႏွစ္ပတ္ၾကာတာလဲ?

    ယခုတေခါက္တြင္ က်င္းပမည္႔ၿပိဳင္ပြဲသည္ ယခင္ကက်င္းပခဲ႔သည္႔ ၂၄-၄၈ နာ၇ီၾကာ hackathons မ်ားႏွင္႔ ကြဲၿပားမႈရွိပါသည္။ တစ္ႏိုင္ငံလုံးအနွံ႔မွ မဲဆႏၵရွင္မ်ားထံ ေကာင္းမြန္စြာအလုပ္လုပ္ေသာ apps ကို ဒီဇိုင္း ဆြဲၿပီး တည္ေဆာက္ရန္ ၿပိဳင္ပြဲဝင္သူမ်ားကိုအခ်ိန္ပိုေပးလိုပါသည္။

  13. ေမး - Hack Challenge မွာ ကုမၸဏီေတြေကာပါဝင္လို႔ ရသလား?

    ရပါသည္။ ကုမၸဏီေတြပါဝင္ဖို႔ ဖိတ္ေခၚပါသည္။

  14. ေမး - ရန္ကုန္မွာမေနရင္ေရာ ပါဝင္လုိ႔ရပါသလား?

    ရပါသည္။

  15. ေမး - ရန္ကုန္မွာမေနရင္ ဘလ္လုိပါဝင္ရမလဲ?

    ဤေနရာတြင္ HERE ၾကည္႔ပါ။ သင္လိုအပ္ေသာ သတင္းအခ်က္အလက္အားလုံးရရွိေစရန္ ေဆာင္ရြက္ေပးပါမည္။

  16. ေမး - အကယ္၍ တီထြင္ထားတဲ႔ productေတြၿပတဲ႔ေန႔ (Demo Day) စက္တင္ဘာလ ၂၇ ရက္ တနဂၤေႏြေန႔မွာ ဖန္တီးရာကို မလာႏုိင္ရင္ဘာၿဖစ္မလဲ?

    Demo Day ဟာအေကာင္းဆံုးအဖြဲ႔ေတြကတီထြင္ထားတဲ႔ Productေတြကုိ ဒိုင္လူၾကီးေတြေရွ႔မွာၿပဖို႔ အခြင္႔အေရးတစ္ရပ္ၿဖစ္ပါသည္။ Demo Dayမွာ ဖန္တီးရာကုိမလာႏုိင္ခဲ႔ရင္ ကိုယ္တီထြင္ထားတဲ႔ app ကုိၿပေပးဖုုိ႔ တစ္ၿခားတစ္ေယာက္ကုိရွာပါ။ အေၾကာင္းေၾကာင္းေၾကာင္႔ Demo Dayမွာ ရန္ကုန္မွာမရွိခဲ႔ရင္ ၾကိဳတင္အသိေပးထားပါ။ အဆင္ေၿပေအာင္ၾကိဳးစားေပးပါ႔မည္။

  17. ေမး - ယခင္ကက်င္းပတဲ႔ "hackathon" (သုိ႔) "hack challenge" ေတြမွာတခါမွမပါဝင္ခဲ႔ဘူးရင္ ဘာၿဖစ္ႏုိင္မလဲ?

    ဘာမွမၿဖစ္ပါဘူး။ စိတ္မပူပါနဲ႔။ အားလုံးကုိရွင္းၿပေပးမည္ၿဖစ္သည္။

  18. ေမး - ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲနဲ႕ပတ္သက္လို႔ ဘာမွမသိပါဘူး။ ၿပိဳင္ပြဲဝင္လို႔ရႏုိင္မလား?

    ရပါသည္။ ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲဆုိင္ရာကၽြမ္းက်င္သူေတြမွေန၍ သင္တုိ႔သိခ်င္ေသာမးခြန္းမ်ားကုိေၿဖရန္ အဆင္သင္႔ရွိေနမည္ၿဖစ္သည္။

  19. ေမး - တခါမွ ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲဆုိင္ရာ app/websites ေတြကုိမၿမင္ဘူးခဲ႔ရင္ ဘာၿဖစ္ႏိုင္မလဲ?

    စိတ္မပူပါႏွင္႔။ သင္တုိ႔အတြက္ နမူနာေတြအမ်ားၾကီးေပးပါမည္။