BrainHack is a unique, hands-on experience into the swiftly evolving world of digital tech.

Dive deep into the exciting realms of cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence (AI), space technologies, app development, fake news detection, extended reality and more!

BrainHack 2020 drew more than 3,000 students from 50 schools! See what past participants have to say, and get ready for more exciting activities this year. Fresh challenges and opportunities to learn and apply skills in real-world situations await!

Activities | Registration | Eligibility | Team/Prizes | FAQs

BRAINHACK 2021 ACTIVITIES

All BrainHack activities are conducted virtually in May and June 2021. More details will be sent via email to participants.

SeeTrue Workshops – See Through Fake News

21 – 24 June 2021

Sieve through the deluge of fake news on the internet using deep learning methods. Hear from our industry experts on 21 and 22 June and join our fight against fake news at our SeeTrue Workshops!

[Registration closed]



CODE_EXP Mobile App Development Hackathon

14 – 18 June 2021

Harness the power of mobile app technologies to tackle some of the biggest challenges we face today! Form teams to design and develop solutions that leverage hybrid mobile application and cloud technologies and compete in this exciting hackathon. Online training will be provided on the afternoons of 7, 8, 10 and 11 June to ensure you have an engaging and fruitful hackathon experience.

[Registration closed]



CDDC

24 May – 25 June 2021

Put your cybersecurity skills to the test! Take part in an exhilarating 48-hour team Jeopardy-style Capture-The-Flag competition from 23 to 25 June.

New to cybersecurity? Fret not – learn at your own pace through a four-week comprehensive online training programme from 24 May to 20 June to equip you with the necessary skills and techniques!

[Registration closed]



TIL

7 – 25 June 2021

Explore the applications of AI! Get the lowdown on techniques used to perform various tasks in Computer Vision and Audio Processing through Today I Learned – AI Camp. We welcome both beginners and seasoned coders!

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xrperience

21 – 25 June 2021

Come experience the possibilities enabled by eXtended Reality (XR) – from the creation of XR content to developing XR solutions for real use cases. Featuring an online workshop and competition, XR will definitely captivate your attention.

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SPACE

24 May – 25 June 2021

A unique opportunity for teachers and students to learn about space technologies and applications together through our online training.

[Registration closed]


Tech Showcase

21 – 25 June 2021

Get up close and personal with a diverse range of technologies at the Tech Showcase! The Tech Showcase is open to all BrainHack participants.

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REGISTRATION

Registration for BrainHack activities has closed. Confirmed participants will be notified by email.



ELIGIBILITY

Cyber Defenders Discovery Camp:

Junior College (JC) / Integrated Programme (IP) Category

Open to all full-time students from JCs and IP schools (Year 5 and 6).

Institutes of Technical Education (ITE)/Polytechnic/University Category

Open to all full-time students from ITEs, polytechnics and universities (undergraduates).



CODE_EXP Hackathon:

JC/IP/ITE Category

Open to all full-time students from JCs, IP schools (Year 5 and 6) and ITEs.

Polytechnic/University Category

Open to all full-time students from polytechnics and universities (undergraduates).



Today I Learned – AI Camp:

JC/IP/Polytechnic/ITE Category

Open to all full-time students from JCs, IP schools (Year 5 and 6), polytechnics and ITEs.

University Category

Open to all full-time students from universities (undergraduates).

Workshop for secondary school students

Open to all full-time students from local secondary schools.



SeeTrue Workshops:

JC/IP Category

Open to all full-time students from JCs and IP schools (Year 5 and 6).

ITE/Polytechnic Category

Open to all full-time students from polytechnics and ITEs.

University Category

Open to all full-time students from universities (undergraduates).



XRperience Workshop and Hackathon:

Open to all full-time students from secondary schools, JCs, IP schools (Year 1 to 6), ITEs, polytechnics, universities (undergraduates)!



SpaceCube CubeSat Workshop and Tech Showcase:

Open to all full-time students from secondary schools, JCs, IP schools (Year 1 to 6), ITEs, polytechnics, universities (undergraduates) and teachers!



TEAM

While BrainHack activities are conducted virtually, there are opportunities to work together in teams to solve online challenges and pit your skills against one another.

In view of the latest COVID-19 advisory, teams are encouraged to adhere to prevailing safe management measures at all times.



Cyber Defenders Discovery Camp:

Each team should consist of up to four members, of whom at least two must be Singapore citizens.



Today I Learned – AI Camp:

Each team should consist of five members, of whom at least two must be Singapore citizens.



CODE_EXP Hackathon:

Each team should consist of up to five members, of whom at least two must be Singapore citizens.



SpaceCube CubeSat Workshop:

Each team should consist of three to five members, of whom at least two must be Singapore citizens. We encourage teachers and students to embark this unique learning journey together as a team. Open to the first 100 participants!



XRperience Hackathon:

Participants can either take part as individuals or teams. Individuals are to be Singapore citizens while teams can have up to five members, of whom at least two must be Singapore citizens.



PRIZES

Stand to win attractive prizes if your team comes out tops in the competitions! You could also win bonus prizes exploring the virtual BrainHack world!



FAQS

With the latest COVID-19 restrictions in place, will BrainHack still proceed?

Yes. All BrainHack activities will be conducted virtually.



Are there any prerequisites to take part in any of the activities?

There are no prerequisites as training will be provided.



I took part in BrainHack 2020. Can I still participate this year?

Of course! You are more than welcome to sign up again, as the format and challenges will be different from past editions.



Can students from different schools form a team?

Yes, as long as the participants are registering for the same category.



I am interested to register but am unable to form a team. What should I do?

You can register as an individual or a group of two or three. The organisers will help to form a team with other registrants where possible.



Can a participating team make changes to the team composition after registration?

Yes. The team will just need to submit the request (including the reason) to the organisers.



How do I register for the camps?

Registration for BrainHack activities has closed. Confirmed participants will be notified by email.



I have submitted the application form. Is my participation confirmed?

As there are limited places in the camps/workshops, there may be a selection process after registration closes. Confirmed participants will be notified by email.



Will I be able to take part in more than one activity?

As some of the activities are held concurrently, please refer to the schedule of events to plan your BrainHack experience, depending on your interest and availability (e.g. school commitments).



Can I participate if I am a pre-enlistee or NSF?

Yes, you can! You may participate based on your highest attained qualification.


Have more questions? Contact us at brainhack@dsta.gov.sg.

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