IBM organizing India’s biggest virtual Hackathon

IBM is organizing India’s biggest virtual Hackathon called as HackFestIndia, Code with Bluemix, Powered by Softlayer . The Hackathon has three main themes, prizes and awards of 100,000 INR, and an elite panel of judges. IBM has a microsite in place, which will be the home for the developers to stay hooked on for the next one month.

What you need to do

Applicants need to create an awesome hack, alone, or with a team of upto 5 members, and deploy it on the IBM BlueMix platform.

There are three main themes for the Hackathon:

1. Innovation, Finance and Technology

2. Bollywood and Adventure

3. Social Good

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IBM is organizing India’s biggest virtual Hackathon called as HackFestIndia, Code with Bluemix, Powered by Softlayer . The Hackathon has three main themes, prizes and awards of 100,000 INR, and an elite panel of judges. IBM has a microsite in place, which will be the home for the developers to stay hooked on for the next one month.

What you need to do

Applicants need to create an awesome hack, alone, or with a team of upto 5 members, and deploy it on the IBM BlueMix platform.

There are three main themes for the Hackathon:

1. Innovation, Finance and Technology

2. Bollywood and Adventure

3. Social Good

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Application starting period: August 11th, 2014

Submission and registration deadline: 11:59 p.m. on Sept 1st, 2014 (IST)

Judging period: Sept 2nd – Sept 8th

Winners announcement: September 11, 2014

Awards and Prizes

There is a 100,000 INR cash prize for winners in each category.

Seven lucky winners will win a Woodland Gift Hamper worth 10,000 INR.

The best ‘Social Good ‘app will win an entry into the AngelHack HACKcelerator with a $1000 airline voucher to Silicon Valley.

Elite Panel of Judges

The panel of judges includes

Ivor Soans - Senior Editor at Firstbiz

Venu Reddy - Research Director at IDC, India

Vamsicharan Mudiam - Country Manager, Cloud Solutions, IBM India/South Asia

Harkirat Singh - Managing Director, Woodland Worldwide

Nishad Ramachandran - Vice President at Hansa Cequity

Sanchit Vir Gogia - Chief Analyst & CEO of Greyhound Research

Some points to keep in mind

Participants may formulate and plan their hack beforehand and also port new and/or existing apps to the BlueMix platform as long as it comes under one of the three categories.

One team is allowed to work on only one product with not more than 5 members in one group.

Code can be in any language and for any platoform, but no outsourcing is allowed. Every line of code and every pixel should be done within the group memebers.

Asking for advice from APIs, platform, and language supporters is encouraged.

You can find more details on their official website here and also follow their facebook page for updates.

Awards and Prizes

There is a 100,000 INR cash prize for winners in each category.

Seven lucky winners will win a Woodland Gift Hamper worth 10,000 INR.

The best ‘Social Good ‘app will win an entry into the AngelHack HACKcelerator with a $1000 airline voucher to Silicon Valley.

Elite Panel of Judges

The panel of judges includes

Ivor Soans – Senior Editor at Firstbiz

Venu Reddy – Research Director at IDC, India

Vamsicharan Mudiam – Country Manager, Cloud Solutions, IBM India/South Asia

Harkirat Singh – Managing Director, Woodland Worldwide

Nishad Ramachandran – Vice President at Hansa Cequity

Sanchit Vir Gogia – Chief Analyst & CEO of Greyhound Research

Some points to keep in mind

Participants may formulate and plan their hack beforehand and also port new and/or existing apps to the BlueMix platform as long as it comes under one of the three categories.

One team is allowed to work on only one product with not more than 5 members in one group.

Code can be in any language and for any platoform, but no outsourcing is allowed. Every line of code and every pixel should be done within the group memebers.

Asking for advice from APIs, platform, and language supporters is encouraged.

You can find more details on their official website here and also follow their facebook page for updates.


Harshith Mallya

Harshith Mallya

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