CodeathonX 2021

Now onto its fifth 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 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 register as an individual and submit project as a team to 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 resources! Scroll down and 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  in a team, addressing UN Sustainable Development Goals 3, 4, 8 or 11. Solving problems within the 4 SDGs


Info Session

Saturday, October 2nd at 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Brainstorming for a Better World Workshop

Wednesday, October 6th at 07:30 - 8:30 PM


Rapid Prototyping Workshop

Thursday, October 7th 07:30 - 08.30 PM


Digital Story Telling Workshop

Saturday, October 9th 7:30 - 8:30 PM 

Speaker : SAM YIHENG

Submission Deadline

Tuesday, October 19th 11:59 PM

Finalist Announcement

Friday, October 22nd 2021

Pitching Workshop

Saturday, October 23rd at 10: 00 AM - 12:00 PM


Mentorship for Finalists

Saturday, October 23rd  01:00 - 02:00 PM

Final Pitching

Saturday, October 30th 2021

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Participation is entirely free of charge. Just attend with your commitment to make an impact and ensure you have a laptop with a stable internet connection! 

No. CodeathonX is a fully virtual event so you can take part in the comfort of your home with a stable internet connection.   

Sure ! Please refer the eligibility.  

Attendance is strongly encouraged so you can interact with the trainers and ask questions. If you are not able to make a particular event due to extenuating circumstances, do inform us beforehand. Please note that access to recordings is restricted to registered participants only. Do REGISTER now !  

Teamwork and collaboration are encouraged. Each team should be made up of 2-5 people. Share about our event with your friends to invite them to your team or register now and we will send a Discord invitation to further connect with other interested participants over the Discord Channel to form a team together! 

Prior technical experience is not necessary as there will be workshops to support you. In any caseteams should ideally consist of people with diverse skillsets to enhance your learning and maximize your chances of succeeding. 

A demo or prototype can come in the form of a mock-upillustrationdiagramvideoapp or website that can help to showcase your idea, in an interactive fashion. Attend our Figma workshop to learn how you can build one – no coding required.  

Our community executive will get touch with you via email for the next course of action !  

We will host an Info Session on 2 October to answer all of your queries at our best possible!  

Else, you can drop us an email at hello.codeathonx2021@codefor.asia 

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 attractive 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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