Alibaba Cloud Developer Initiative

A Virtual Web Building Challenge with RM 50,000 Prize Pool and Multiple Benefits.

Organizing Partner:
Campaign Overview
Alibaba Cloud Developer Initiative 2021 is a virtual website-building competition for professionals and students from developing fields in Malaysia. You will have first hand experience using Alibaba Cloud products and services to build your website for this competition.
Alibaba Cloud Discovery Online Webinars
Hands on Labs Modules & Exam Credits
Access to Alibaba Cloud Academy Resources
Online Focus Group Discussions

Prizes and Benefits

The final winners will get prizes inclduing cash, cloud credits and custimized gifts.

1st Place: 1 Winner
$2,000 Cash Prize (Pre-Tax)
$2,000 Alibaba Cloud Credits
Exclusive Merchandise
Winner Certificate
Reference Letter from Alibaba Cloud
2nd Place: 2 Winners
$1,000 Cash Prize (Pre-Tax)
$1,000 Alibaba Cloud Credits
Exclusive Merchandise
Winner Certificate
Reference Letter from Alibaba Cloud
3rd Place: 3 Winners
$500 Cash Prize (Pre-Tax)
$500 Alibaba Cloud Credits
Exclusive Merchandise
Winner Certificate
Reference Letter from Alibaba Cloud
Innovation Award: 10 Winners
$200 Alibaba Cloud Credits
Exclusive Merchandise
Winner Certificate
Reference Letter from Alibaba Cloud
Participants of the campagin will get multiple benefits including:
Free Vouchers of Related Clouder Certifications (for All Registered Participants)
E-Certificate of Participation (for Participants with Qualified Submissions)
Customized Gifts (for First 100 Participants with Qualified Submissions)


  • 16 Jan, 2021
    Registration Open
  • 5 Feb, 2021
    、Live Talk with Alibaba Cloud ECS Team、
  • 14 March, 2021
    Submission Deadline
  • 15 Mar, 2021
    Judging Phase Starts
  • 26 Mar, 2021
    Announce of the Winners

Enrolment Stages


Please ensure you have added a payment method before registering to the campaign.

Get and Activate Cloud Services

You may get ECS, OSS and RDS for free with Free Trial.

Build Your Web Solution

Use the cloud services to build your own project, and publish it with a domain name.

Submit Your Solution

Early submissions will get additional benefits.

Enrolment FAQ:
  • The solution must be using one or more Alibaba Cloud products.
  • The solution must be deployed on an individual public domain name.
  • You can participate as an individual or with a team, but only one account should register to the campaign for a team. The benefits and prizes will be only given to one account for a team and cannot be seperated.
  • If you do not know what to do next, please follow the step-by-step guide.

Task and Topics

Your website must be inspired and paralleled with one of the given themes. You must choose only one theme to build your website and enhance it to produce an established solution. The content of your website will have no impact on the results, hence, participants should not worry about the content relevancy. As long the content and information are related to the themes given, all participants are welcome to show their talent. Below are the following themes:

What is Malaysia to You

    Malaysia means a country that has so much to offer and so much more to grow. Calling all Malaysians to create a website that could promote overall Malaysia’s culture. Topics could be:
    ● Malaysians fashion sense
    ● Places to visit in Malaysia
    ● Malaysian food cultures
    ● Colourful Races

Spread Positivity

    We believe a lot of people are struggling with their mental health, financial situation and loss of jobs during this COVID-19 pandemic. We would like to urge the Malaysians to spread positivity among each other as extra support. Topics could be:
    ● Motivational quotes, heartwarming pictures
    ● Personal experience
    ● Confession page
    ● Resume Portfolio
    ● Online portfolio (recruiting)

Sustainable Development Goals

    SDG is a Global Goals were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. Hence, participants are advised to spread awareness by using their creativity to introduce to the business world about the importance of SDG through this theme. Topics could be :
    ● Participants can choose any from the 17 goals

Environmental Social Governance ESG

    ESG criteria are a set of standards for a company's operations that socially conscious investors use to screen potential investments. Based on the 3 main factor which is Environmental Social and Governance, participants are advised to create a website that helps/guide Investors to decide whether to invest in a company. Topics could be :
    ● What ESG and why is it important?
    ● How it works?
    ● What is the Pros and Cons?
    ● Why is better than the traditional metrics?

Judging Criteria

All the projects submitted to the campaign will be reviewed by Alibaba Cloud team and Unlock Design team together with the criteria below.

Relevancy of the given themes
Accuracy of content
Correct spelling and grammar
Good use of content chunking
Visual appeal and style
Consistent look and feel
Minimalist design
Effective navigation and working links
Effective use of multimedia content
Browser compatibility
Usability & Accessibility
Progressive exposition of levels of details
Navigation feedback mechanism
Effective user guidance

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