CodeathonX 2021

Now onto its fourth year, #codeathonX is your first step in designing digital solutions that can scale and impact our region. 

Why take part?

If you make it through CodeathonX and graduate from our CodeNomad programme, you stand an opportunity to enjoy access to the following:

Personal Growth

Kickstart your web development or entrepreneurship journey for free

Access special templates and materials

Exclusive discounts on all Code for Asia programmes.

Continuously up-skill yourself

Network Effects

Gain cross-cultural exposure

Be part of a ground-up youth community

Get in touch with industry insiders

Build your professional and global networks

Professional Development

Enhance your employability by gaining actual project experience

Supercharge your personal branding

Social media feature and exposure

Priority consideration for professional opportunities with partners.

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 3, 4, 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.

Submit for CodeathonX and stand an opportunity to win cash prizes and other support resourcesr! Check out the links below to learn more about CodeathonX:

Do I qualify?

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

  • Aged 18-35
  • At least 1 citizen of ASEAN, China or India on the team
  • Committed to continual learning and collaborating across cultures
  • Can register alone, but note that final submission is to be completed as a group of 2-5
  • Open-minded

What will I be solving for?

You can submit any software project alone, or in a team, addressing UN Sustainable Development Goals 3, 4, 8 or 11. Solutions to emerging needs from COVID-19 that fall within these impact areas also quality.



July 28, 2021 (Wednesday)


July 29 - 30 , 2021 (Thursday - Friday)


Jully 31, 2021 (Saturday)


July 31, 2021 (Saturday)


August 1, 2021 (Sunday)

How do you select winners?

1. Empathy: Did the team identify a real, significant problem?
2. Innovation: Is the submitted prototype fully functional and intuitive to use?
3. Entrepreneurship: Is the solution desirable? is it addressing the right market?
4. Storytelling: Is the overall pitch/story compelling?
5. Diversity and Inclusion: Is the team reaching out to new/underserved audiences?

There are global, local and individual prizes to be won. We also care a great deal about whether the team and/or individuals demonstrate the willingness, commitment and capacity to make progress beyond the hackathon. We are looking for people who are collaborative-minded and passionate about applying technology for impact.

How to Apply


Complete application form below


Watch out for follow-up instructions over email

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School or workplace, NA if non-applicable
Please include your country code
SDG of interest: Which sustainable development goal are you interested to work on?
Please choose one that best describes you
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