FAQ

All our frequently asked questions in one place

Before Event
Introduction

What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is a sprint-like event where entrepreneurs, software developers, innovators, and designers collaborate for one or more days to create creative technology solutions to specific sets of problem statements. The #goal is to develop an MVP (minimum viable product) by the end of the event.

What is this LawTech Hackathon Malaysia?

LawTech Hackathon Malaysia is Malaysia’s First Ever LawTech Hackathon. It is a 30 hours hackathon taking place on 20th and 21st October, 2018 at WORQ Subang.

LawTech Hackathon engaged major tech companies, law schools, law firms, in-house legal departments, and legal tech companies in Malaysia to bring together the best of both worlds to create functioning technical solutions needed to solve problems in the Malaysian legal industry.

Why take part in this LawTech Hackathon Malaysia?

This is a grassroots movement by a passionate group of people over at Legal Hackers KL. Hackathons are golden opportunities for participants to get yourself noticed by companies whether now or in the future and a chance to accelerate your project after the event.

Especially since this is Malaysia’s First Ever LawTech Hackathon, be one of the first to observe and be part of the growth of LegalTech in Malaysia!

How To Participate

Who can apply?

You don’t have to be a tech expert. You can apply even if you do not have coding skills! Give us the passion to improve the legal industry and problem solving attitude and we’re good to go! We are looking for:

- People in the legal industry as a practising lawyer, an in-house counsel or even a chambering student!

- People in the IT arena be it a software developer, a tech personnel of a law firm with a passion to improve the legal profession.

- Entrepreneurs looking to develop a programme for the legal technology industry, people working in a government agency who interacts with the legal industry.

- Legal academics, students reading law and/or pursuing software development.

How do I register and how much does it cost?

Register online here! The fees include food, beverage, accommodation, and WiFi.

Can I pay at the door?

No, pre-registration is required.

Is there a minimum age requirement for this hackathon?

Yes, we only accept participants that are above the age of 18, as of 31 December 2018.

Venue & Transport

Where is LawTech Hackathon Malaysia taking place?

Venue:
WORQ Subang, Unit 2-1, Level 2, The Podium, Tower 3, UOA Business Park No, 1, Jalan Pengaturcara U1/51a, Seksyen U1, 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor

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Where do I park my car?

Don't worry, there is ample parking space at the venue for your car. You can park nearby the venue or in the basement parking.

How do I get there? Is there LRT or BRT?

Yes, there are multiple options of public transportation to get to our venue.

LRT: Take the Kelana Jaya LRT Line, and stop at Subang Jaya station. Then cross over to UOA Business Park via link bridge.

KTM: Hop onto Sentul-Port Klang line and stop at Subang Jaya KTM station.

BRT: Stop at USJ 7 stop and use the USJ 7 LRT to go to Subang Jaya station.

Pitches and Teams

What ideas can I pitch at LawTech Hackathon Malaysia?

The sky (and our problem statements) is the limit! Look at our problem statements here and pitch your ideas on how to solve those problems.

Our problem statements are wide ranging and uber relevant to the current Malaysian legal industry climate.

Can I pitch my existing business?

No. LawTech Hackathon Malaysia is designed to be an effective platform to grow new businesses from the ground up over this 30 hours event.

Do I need a team?

No, you do not need to have a team as LawTech Malaysia (organiser) will match you up and form teams on the first day of the LawTech Hackathon.

If you do not have a team, please join the Pre-Hack networking function to mingle with other participants and meet like minded people. (Details will be shared to all who signed up)

If you do have a team, feel free to join as a team and join the Pre-Hack networking function to meet other talents!

What size can a team be?

Teams can be formed between 2 to 5 people.

What should I bring?

Things to bring?

- Laptop

- Power cord

- Business cards

- Camera - take pictures and videos!

- Optional: A second monitor, keyboard, headphones, etc…. set yourself up to be productive!

- Your creative energy and your dynamic problem solving passion!

I have FOMO. What’s the # ?

What are the hastags?

We got you covered! Please use #MYLegalHack and #LawTech2018 to tell us that you’re joining us!

We’d also love to hear your hackathon experiences, how do you prepare for a hackathon and what do you dream to solve in this hackathon?

Join our influencers with #MYLegalHack and #LawTech2018 on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter!

During Event
Itinerary

May I know the overall event flow?

LawTech Hackathon Malaysia aims to be an informative and innovative event. The main event is for you to code a technical solution and prepare to pitch your technical solution on Day 2. Your product will be judged and the winners will be announced on Day 2. We also have many other exciting sessions such as a panelship sessions to discuss on the problem statements and the current climate of the legal industry.

Will there be mentors?

Yes, there will be 20 floating mentors to help you during the event.

How do I view the itinerary during the event?

Please head over to our Itinerary page to find out more

What do I get out of this?

What do I get out of this?

Stand a chance to win the Grand Prize of RM8,000.00!

Get a chance to be discovered and for your product / project to be funded further.

Meet your future teammates here and create your own legal Tech Startup!

Attend for the panel sessions and be one of the first to observe and be part of the growth of Legal Tech in Malaysia!

Judging

What is the #Goal?

The #Goal is to create a MVP (minimum viable product) by the end of the hackathon. You will then present your MVP to the judges and stand a chance to be funded and win the grand prize!

What are the judging and winning process for the teams?

Judging Criteria:

- MVP have to be in the form of a working prototype.
- Design does not score points.
- Practical feasibility.
- Understanding of the current law (Hence why your team should have at least 1 lawyers)
- Adoption strategy.

Method of judging:

1st round: Participants will be divided into 2 tracks to be judged on the 1st day.
Final round: Those who qualified for the final round will be judged on the 2nd day.

After Event
What is next?

Are teams expected to continue after the event?

We love your energy and if you do continue your project with your teammates, all the better! Many teams found that their MVP is too good to pass up and continue with it.

I had a great time at LawTech Hackathon! How can I continue this journey with you?

We love you too! We’re as excited as you to be involved and to watch Legal Tech grow in Malaysia. Do join us on this journey at our Facebook Group here and our LinkedIn Page here! We’d love to hear your LawTech Hackathon stories! Please share your experience by filling up our survey form here and use the same #MYLegalHack and #LawTech2018!

Intellectual Property

Who owns the intellectual property of the hacks (products)?

Teams retain the intellectual property rights of their hacks.

LawTech Malaysia reserves the right to publish presentations and/or other materials submitted during the LawTech Hackathon on its website or other relevant sites for the purpose of marketing and promoting its work.

What is the refund policy?

Can I refund my ticket?

We do not refund tickets to you after you have registered with us.

Didn’t find what you are looking for?

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