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CUHK Data Hack: Data Hack 2023

CUHK Data Hack 2023 poster

About the Hackathon

We are pleased to invite all CUHK students and staff to join the Data Hack 2023 and pre-hackathon workshops.

Main Theme: Post-COVID-19 Opportunities: What People want to Do After the Pandemic 


  • Health and Ageing Issues 
  • Leisure, Retail and Tourism  
  • Media, Culture and Entertainment 
  • Financial Industry 

Date: 17 February 2023 (Fri) – 19 February 2023 (Sun)

Venue: InnoPort, CUHK


  • Promoting innovation skills, including data and digital competency to CUHK students and staff
  • Enhancing multi-disciplinary and multi-dimensional collaboration among CUHK students and staff


  • Within 48 hours, participants will apply knowledge and skills from what they have learnt in the pre-hackathon workshops about data mining to solve the current problem in the Post-COVID-19 era.  Working as teams, they shall:
  1. select one sub-theme among the four
  2. use the data sets provided by the organizer in their solution/actionable proposal
  3. conduct a group presentation on their solutions in Day 3

Eligibility and Registration

We welcome CUHK students and staff to join the Data Hack 2023 in teams or as individuals. To join in teams, each group should have 3 to 5 members from both faculty groups 1 and 2:
Group 1: Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Business Administration, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Social Science
Group 2: Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Science

Individual participants will be teamed up after the Introduction session on 17 Feb (Fri) night.

Registration ended on 10 Feb 2023 (Fri).

Pre-hackathon workshops are arranged for participants to get prepared for the Data Hack 2023 and/or learn new resources and skills.

Assessment Criteria and Jugdes

Assessment Criteria

  • Originality (30%) 
  • Impact (40%) 
  • Feasibility (20%) 
  • Affordability (10%) 

* Teams MUST refer/use at least ONE data source (except those under Platform and Other Resources) in the Data Source page and indicate in the final presentation.




Team Prizes (sponsored by the CUHK Library):

  • Champion: HKD5,000 of e-voucher + laptop bags sponsored by AWS
  • 1st Runner up: HKD3,000 of e-voucher
  • 2nd Runner up: HKD2,000 of e-voucher



Thanks to the following Sponsors in providing resources and support to our Data Hack participants:

  • AWS: AWS Academy account with USD100 credits to Data Hack participants, AWS charging cables and laptop bags for Champion Team
  • Yesports Asia: data on their game usage 


AWS                                               YeSports Asia

Organizing Committee


Please email to or for enquiries.