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HACKATREN 2018: A hackathon for better LRT 1 customer experience

Light Rail Manila Corporation

Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 2:00 PM (Philippine Standard Time Philippines Time)

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HackaTren Mechanics

The competition aims to crowdsource for solutions and ideas towards improved customer experience on Light Rail Transit Line 1.



  • 1st place – 100k Pesos
  • 2nd Place – 50k pesos
  • 3rd Place – 25k Pesos
  • Consolation


Project evaluation and selection of winners





Probability of improving customer experience



How is the design and user experience of your application? Is it easy to understand and use?



Quality and Completeness of the prototype



How creative, innovative, and unique is the idea behind the solution?








Eligible Participants

  • Students and/or professionals with a knack for software programming /engineering, and who are interested in technology and innovation
  • Must be 18 years old and above


How to join?

  1. Create a team composed of three to four members, of which 2 to 3 are coders, and one designer or architect.
  2. Register your team here at Eventbrite from June 11 to June 30, 2018 and submit the following:
    • Team Name and members
    • Email the Curriculum Vitae of each member to
    • Contact details
  3. Print out the confirmation e-mail and present it as your registration at the Hackatren Pre-Hack event on June 30, 2018.
  4. All qualified groups are required to attend the Hackatren Pre-Hack event; otherwise, their registration will be deemed forfeited.
  5. LRMC will select 15 teams based on the information provided during registration. The chosen teams will be contacted thru call and/or email.



  1. Pre-coding after the pre-hack is allowed.
  2. Any programming language can be used including proprietary as long as it will be at the participating team’s own expense.
  3. Technologies or platforms may be created; Intelligent applications (Mobile, web, etc), Immersive Experience (Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality), Artificial Intelligence, IoT Projects and Hybrid.
  4. Teams are required to present working prototypes
  5. Submission – all projects must be submitted via GitHub
  6. Winning teams may be subject to a code-review.
  7. By joining the event, the participants are obliged to follow the house rules and to stay within the premises until the end of the event; otherwise, the team will be disqualified.
  8. All the codes/designs/content created during the Hackatren 2018 will be owned by the participants. If LRMC finds the technology applicable to LRT1, the management will contact the participants for a possible engagement.
  9. Employees of Light Rail Manila Corporation and DLS-CSB Hub for Innovation Inclusion up to third degree of consaguinity are restricted from joining the HackaTren.


What to bring?

  • Bring Your Own Device and tools for system development
  • Jacket and extra clothes
  • Extra power strips

Have questions about HACKATREN 2018: A hackathon for better LRT 1 customer experience? Contact Light Rail Manila Corporation

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Manila, MNL 1003

Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 2:00 PM (Philippine Standard Time Philippines Time)

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Light Rail Manila Corporation

Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) is a joint venture company of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation’s Metro Pacific Light Rail Corporation (MPLRC), Ayala Corporation’s AC Infrastructure Holdings Corporation (AC Infra), and the Philippine Investment Alliance for Infrastructure’s Macquarie Infrastructure Holdings (Philippines) PTE Ltd. (MIHPL).

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