Last January, I was a judge and mentor at Hack the North — Canada’s Biggest Hackathon organized by the University of Waterloo. I had a fantastic time in my role and our team reviewed and judged 48 projects in the track: Hack for Social Good challenge.

Note: This article includes my personal takeaways, my thoughts on the purpose of a hackathon, and some tips for those who participate in hackathons.

What does it mean to succeed at hackathons? Making a new friend? Learning new skills? Building the project? Having fun? Winning a prize?

Hackathons are great places to build projects, learn new technologies, practice coding. You will try out a lot of great APIs and writing a lot of code in a short…


In such uncertain times, it is more vital than ever to learn how to embrace change for the better. The HPAIR 2021 Harvard Conference will give you the unique opportunity to learn from the leaders of today and connect with the leaders of tomorrow to understand how you too can make an impact on the world.

Coming soon: I will write a summary content as soon as possible after participating this conference.


In October 2020, I participated in Junction X Seoul Hackathon 2020 be part
of Europe’s biggest hackathon, organized and sponsored by Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Gwangju Center for Creative Economy and Innovation, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju University, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, and Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology.

The theme and keyword for JunctionX Seoul 2020 was interaction. …


The wonderful journey with SheCodesVietnam!

In the summer 2018, I had a chance to contact with Tien Mai, Founder of SheCodesVietnam, exactly three days before SheCodesHackathon2018 and I became a mentor of this competition.
In 2018, SheCodes was piloted for the first time in Hanoi, Vietnam with a pioneering event called SheCodesHackathon. This is the first all-women hackathon in Vietnam with the attendance of nearly 200 participants in Hanoi alone. In this event, participants gather in groups and use technology to build a product that solves real-life problems in our society. …


The exiting journey has finally come to an end! I am talking about Girl Script Summer of Code 2019.

What is Girl Script Summer of Code ?

At the beginning of the competition, the mentors will declare the issues. The participants will be able to comment on the issues, make pull requests for the same and work on them (of whichever project they want). At the end of 3 months, the leader boards of the mentors will be evaluated, based on which the results will be declared. So, participants, prepare to work hard as you are in for a summer of learning, fun competition and a plethora of…


The Institute of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health, Ministry of Labor of Taiwan organized 2019 Asia-Pacific Youth Labor Trend Forum in Taipei, Taiwan from December 6 to December 8. The forum focus on labor trend, including international issue, local development, working ability, artificial intelligence and women labor. Youth representatives from different countries, experts and scholars from different fields are invited to discuss the issue over the topic of youth competency development, future job, new technology, youth and senior collaboration, and social enterprise.

2019 Asia Pacific Youth Labor Trend Forum

Day 1

The opening ceremony of the conference was attended by…


“Belt And Road Global Youth Leaders Summit 2019” was organized by Peking University, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Shougang Group in Beijing, China (18–23 July 2019).
The exchanges and cooperation among youth leaders from countries along the Belt and Road promotes the connection and joint development of Beijing, Hong Kong and the rest of the world; explores new mechanisms for producing young talents and builds a platform for the cultivation of youth leadership; boosts the young generation’s engagement in innovation and entrepreneurship.
“Innovation, Responsibility and Development” is the theme of this event. As youth leaders and future pillars of our…


“Global Youth Leaders Summit 2019: Transforming VISION into ACTION through SOCIAL INNOVATION” was held at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong (13–18 July 2019).
The Global Youth Leaders Summit 2019 is an innovative international youth leader conference. Organized by the Global Youth Leadership and Service-Learning Institute (GYLSLI), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, it gathers young leaders around the world to share visions and action plans, and discuss on how to join hands to act on the world’s pressing social challenges through undertaking cross-border initiatives together. …


What is Google CoLab ?

Google Colaboratory is a promising machine learning research platform and free cloud service hosted by Google to encourage Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence research. Now it supports free GPU!
The most important feature that distinguishes CoLab from other cloud services is totally free.

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Colaboratory supports Python 2.7 and Python 3.6, so you can improve your Python programming language coding skills.
Deploy deep learning model using popular libraries such as Tensorflow, Keras, Numpy, OpenCV,….
Colaboratory is a research tool for machine learning education and research. It’s a Jupyter notebook environment that requires no setup to use. Jupyter is the open source project on…


Protractor is a Node.js program and an end-to-end test framework for Angular and AngularJS applications. Protractor runs tests against your application running in a real browser, interacting with it as a user would.
+ Test Like a User: Protractor is built on top of WebDriverJS, which uses native events and browser-specific drivers to interact with your application as a user would.
+ For Angular Apps: Protractor supports Angular-specific locator strategies, which allows you to test Angular-specific elements without any setup effort on your part.
+ Automatic Waiting: You no longer need to add waits and sleeps to your test. Protractor can automatically execute…

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