BugCrusher
Sarawak Junior Hackathon

BugCrusher is a virtual coding competition for primary school students with RM5,000 worth of cash price to be won. A team of 3 students and 1 teacher will need to work together to solve problems in programs (bugs), enhance it, and finally present it Live to the judges, all done within 3 hours!

The competition is over! Click the link below to view the results!

VIRTUAL CODING COMPETITION

A team of 4 (3 students and 1 teacher) will be given a program to be fixed within the timeframe given. The program will have a lot of 'bugs' or areas that are not working.

Team’s mission is to work together as a team including teacher to fix all bugs within a given time frame. In addition, the team needs to apply their creative thinking to add additional features or enhance the program.

At the end of the competition, the team will need to present their work to the judges. The competition will be done virtually, Live, on the date and time assigned.

Prior to the competition, participants will go through 4 workshop to get them prepared for the competition

TASTER CHALLENGE

Taster Challenge is a subset of Bugcrusher competition, targeted for individual participants (no team required) 

Similar to Bugcrusher competition, Taster challenge participants will receive mission pack on 21st of December, but will only required to do bug fix and enhancement. Participants do not need to record video and present to judges.  

Participants only have 2 hours to complete the task, and submit the completed program to us. Top 3 winner will get free 1 month Game Creation online coding class from Realfun, certificate of achievement and RM50 cash prize. 

Taster challenge will not have any workshops as well, therefore recommended for those who already has Scratch coding experience.

Age Limit : 10 to 12
Workshops dates: No workshops for Taster Challenge participants

COMPETITION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Team must consist of 3 students and 1 teacher
  2. Students must be between primary 4 to 6, and must be currently studying in schools located in Sarawak
  3. Teacher must be currently teaching in schools located in Sarawak
  4. All students and teacher from same school, or from different schools is allowed.
  5. At least 1 team member must know how to code using MIT Scratch coding platform
  6. Entry fee for each team is RM50
  7. Participating teams must be able to attend all the workshops scheduled (prior to the competition) 
  8. All team members must be able to go online and participate in the workshops and competition through Zoom or similar platforms. 
  9. All sessions will be conducted in English, including presentation of final project

FAQ

Do I need a team to participate?

Yes, you need to form a team. The team will need to be 3 students + 1 teacher.

Can my team have a mix of members from different locations?

Yes, your team can be from different location. However, they all must be from one of the school in Sarawak.

I am not from public school, can I still participate?

Yes, you can, as long as the school is in Sarawak. Public, private, International school are all welcome to participate and form a team.

Can my team have a mix of members from different age groups?

Yes, but the students must all be between 10 to 12 years old. No age limit for teacher

I have little/no knowledge about coding. Can I still participate?

We recommend the team (at least 2 members) to have some coding knowledge, especially in using Scratch as the competition requires coding knowledge to solve the bugs and enhance the program

What is the age limit for team members?

Students must be between 10 to 12 years old. There is no age limit for teacher

What are the categories for participation?

There is no separate categories for the competition. Joining team can either represent the school to participate, or join as a mix school team.

Can the parent be the "teacher" in the team?

The teacher in the team will need to be teaching in one of the schools in Sarawak. If the parent is indeed teaching in one of the schools in Sarawak, then yes it is allowed.

What coding languages do I have to know?

We will be using Scratch block coding platform. Therefore it is recommended to have at least two members in the team with prior experience in coding with Scratch

How long is this competition?

All members in the team are required to attend 4 different workshops. These workshops will help prepare the team for final event. Each workshop estimate to be 4 hours. Whole team is required to attend the final competition, and it is estimated to be full day event on this final day.

Do all members need to be at all the workshops and competition?

For workshops, it is recommended to have all members to participate including teachers (remember we do have most supportive teachers award). Please notify organizer if any of the members can't attend. For the competition, it is MANDATORY for all members to participate.

What are the softwares required for the competition and workshops?

Please install the latest Zoom app and Google Chrome on your computer to participate in the workshop and competition

What are the hardwares required for the competition and workshops?

Since this is a virtual coding competition, we recommend each of the member at least has a laptop with webcam and built in mic to participate in the workshops and competition. It is also recommended to get a headset so better audio quality.

How do I know if my registration is successful?

A registation confirmation email will be sent to you after you have registered. If you did not receive it, please write in to us at info@realfun.my to check your registration status.

When does registration close? Is there a fixed registration period?

(An answer will be given once registration is open)

I have keyed in my details incorrectly in the registration form, how do I make changes after submission?

For any changes to personal details, please write in to us at info@realfun.my

Can we change the team member after registered?

You may send in the request to change team member before it's too late. Any requests sent after the deadline will not be considered.

Will there be a certificate of participation after the competition?

Yes, every member who has completed the competition will receive a certificate of participation.

How do you score each of the team?

There are various factors to the score. Please refer to briefing packs for more details.

Is English a must to participate in this competition?

Competition and workshops will mainly be conducted in English, and team's final presentation will also need to be delivered in English

What is Taster Challenge?

This is a subset of Bugcrusher competition, targeted for individual participants who did not manage to form a team. Similar to bugcrusher participants, Taster challenge participants will get the mission pack and required to solve the bugs and submit before time is up. The scope is different and prizes are different too.

Any age limit for Taster Challenge?

Similar to Bugcrusher, it is only for students age 10 to 12

What program will I need to fix in Taster Challenge?

You will be given a Scratch program, and a list of bugs which will you need to fix before time is up.

PRIZES

CASH PRIZE RM1,500

CASH PRIZE RM1,000

CASH PRIZE RM500

TOP 3 MOST SUPPORTIVE TEACHER

BEST VISUAL & EXPERIENCE ENHANCEMENT

BEST PRESENTATION

BEST TECHNICAL AND FEATURE ENHANCEMENT

Top 3: 
1 month free Game Creation online coding class (from Realfun) + Certificate of Achievements + RM50 cash

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MORE QUESTIONS?

Drop us an email at info@realfun.my or register Q&A session on 1st of Dec to get your questions answered.

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