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Alibaba Hackathon @ Singapore

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Alibaba Hackathon @ Singapore

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Join the challenge to develop an algorithm to solve scheduling problems and win a $34000 USD prize pool and a job at Alibaba Group!

Alibaba Hackathon @ Singapore

As the scale of modern data centers grows, utilization improvement has game-changing impact on cost and environmental sustainability.

Join the challenge to develop an algorithm to solve scheduling problems and win a USD 34,000 prize pool!

Bring your CV and get fast-tracked in Alibaba Group's recruitment process!

Are you ready for the challenge?

Alibaba Group invites you to a 1-day hackathon to:

•put your algorithm capabilities into practice
• access exclusive Alibaba Group datasets
• collaborate and learn from Alibaba Group data scientists and fellow hackathon participants through team-work and sharing sessions
• win a USD 1,000 Hackathon cash prize pool onsite
• qualify for the semi-final round of the online ‘Alibaba Global Scheduling Algorithm Competition’ to win USD 33,000 in cash prizes
• Attend the Alibaba Cloud Summit to experience industry leader keynote speeches

About the Challenge

The hackathon is open to all engineers, scholars, students, and enthusiasts globally to develop and study efficient algorithms to solve scheduling problems in data center resource management. As the scale of modern data centers grows, even a 1% of resource utilization improvement would lead to significant overall cost savings. At the same time, this resource utilization optimization drives power saving hence reducing carbon footprint and benefiting society.


  • The contest is open to the public. Members of the organizing parties can participate and submit scores to the rankings but CANNOT be considered for prizes and awards.
  • Contestants may participate individually or form a team of up to 3 members.
  • Any dishonest behavior will lead to disqualification which may include: false registration information, use of data from external resources, submission of results using multiple accounts, etc.

Get a head-start by participating in the online Alibaba Global Scheduling Algorithm Competition.

The Prizes

  • 1st place: $500
  • 2nd place: $300
  • 3rd place: $200
  • Top 5 teams qualify for a direct entry to the semi-final of Alibaba’s Global Scheduling Algorithm Competition

*Only accessible to groups that attend this hackathon.

Hackathon Agenda

All sessions are ‘walk-in’ sessions and optional.

Food & beverages will be available throughout the day.

All you need is to bring your own laptop and have fun!

  • 8:00 - 8:20. Reception and registration support
  • 8:20 - 8:40. Opening speech by Bill Lang, Director of Data Science, Lazada Group
  • 8:40 - 9:00. Introduction to the assignment, including top tips by Frank Zhao, Alibaba Technology Evangelist
  • 9:00 - 12:00. Main forum of Alibaba Cloud Summit. You may either attend the forum or continue to work on the Hackathon.
  • 12:00 - 13:30. Lunch
  • 14:00 - 14:30. Acceleration workshop
  • 15:00 - 18:00. Four evaluation rounds respectively at 15:00, 16:00, 17:00,18:00.
  • 18:00 - 18:30. Awards ceremony and closing speech.


Tianchi, powered by Alibaba Cloud, is the leading global hackathon-like competition platform connecting the best software developers and data scientists with businesses and governments globally to solve the toughest business problems across industries. Find more competitions at

Alibaba System Software Department is responsible for building software infrastructures for Alibaba Group ecosystem and providing all business units/groups in our ecosystem with system software of high stability and performance at low cost, including OS, JVM, container, resource scheduling & management.

Lazada is the No. 1 online shopping & selling destination in Southeast Asia – present in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Lazada helps more than 145,000 local and international sellers as well as 3,000 brands serve the 560 million consumers in the region through its marketplace platform, supported by a wide range of tailored marketing, data, and service solutions.

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