Friday Hacks #255, March 22: On Prototypes and Reimagined Road Charges

Posted on by Wong Kok Rui

Date/Time: Friday, March 22 at 7:00pm SGT
Venue: COM3-01-20 Seminar Room 11
Sign-up Link: Sign-up here

Food 🍕 and Drinks 🧋 will be served!

Friday Hacks #255 Poster 1
Friday Hacks #255 Poster 2

1) Creating Prototypes that Prove a Point

This talk explores the process of designing and creating prototypes to validate hypotheses and illustrate key concepts. Through practical examples and insights, we will understand how prototypes serve as powerful tools to test ideas effectively and drive innovation forward.

Speaker Profile

Loya Shoib is a Year 4 Computer Engineering student. He ran a startup for 3 years in Computer Vision, and have been an award winner in several startup competitions. Since then, he’s dived into genAI, focusing particularly on reasoning agents. You can check out his open-source project at: He’s crafted a variety of prototypes tailored to diverse needs, spanning government projects to Agritech solutions, and is looking forward to sharing his experience in the talk!

2) ERP X: Road Charges, Reimagined

ERP X is an exploration of what road charging in Singapore could look like. The concept is simple: use roadside cameras to read license plate numbers, and inform drivers via a mobile app. Learn about how the team went through the process of exploring, designing and building the prototype in the span of a month. This product came from Hack for Public Good 2024, Open Government Product’s annual hackathon.

Speaker Profile

Justyn Oh is a software engineer at Open Government Products. He works on FormSG, Checkpoint and ERP X. In his spare time, you can find Justyn playing board games, bouldering, chilling at a cafe or writing code in OCaml. He has a B.S. Physics with an additional major in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.

👋 See you there!

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