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Hackathon Tainan Kicks Off At NCKU With Over 300 Students-wn

Hackathon Tainan recently kicked off at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan, with over 300 students from different colleges gathering together, brainstorming ideas for building a smart city and biodesign.
NCKU President Huey-Jen Jenny Su, Jahan Bakhtiar, an entrepreneur from Silicon Valley, Professor Chwee Teck LIM from National University of Singapore and representatives from Tainan City Government, Tainan Public Works Bureau, Tainan Tourism Bureau and Taiwan Venture Capital Association all attend the opening ceremony on Feb. 18.
In her remark, President Su welcomed the guests and students, saying, Creative thinking would be one of the most essential abilities in the next decade. It is our school's honor to provide a platform for young generation to bring out different ideas.
She pointed out, people with creative thinking are able to face the rapidly changing world.
To a certain extent, creative thinking is the integration of different thoughts, and college is the place where people share one another's viewpoints, she added.
President Su encouraged students to dream big and dare to think outside the box in this 3-day event.
The participants of Hackathon Tainan are divided into 40 groups to brainstorm their ideas about building a smart city and developing the biodesign.
Hackathon, a newly created noun which combine 'hack' and 'marathon', is an event for self-expression and creative thinking based on their technical background.
Participants in Hackathon gathered together to form teams around an issue or idea and intensively collaborate with one another on software projects.
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