Bangalore::Hack 2013, the first ever hackathon initiated by Sequoia Capital in India, will take place in Bangalore on September 14-15, 2013. Bangalore::Hack 2013 will bring together Bangalore’s finest developers, programmers and designers to showcase their ability to create innovative products. Divided into teams, these hackers will compete to create and develop cool coding hacks in tracks that involve mobile applications, web apps and systems and cloud infrastructure.
The aim of the hackathon is to facilitate the creation of a strong network of developers, committed to experiment, innovate and create new age technology. Through this hackathon, Sequoia Capital along with its portfolio companies aims to connect with the developer community and provide a forum to the ecosystem as they build cool world changing technology. Sequoia Capital is one of the leading venture capital investors globally and has partnered with multiple technology companies in India including Capillary Technologies, Druva, Healthkart, Just Dial, Mu Sigma and Prizm Payments. Globally, Sequoia Capital is well known for being an early investor in companies like Google, Yahoo, Apple, Dropbox and Linkedin.Bill Coughran, Partner, Sequoia Capital will be the chief guest for this event, and also be available as a mentor and guide to the participants. Bill was Vice President of the centre that invented C/C++/UNIX in Bell Labs. He was SVP of Engineering with Google when they built Chrome, Maps and Youtube. Over 20 CTOs from the Sequoia Capital portfolio team in India will be present and will work with the hackers during the event.
The format of the hackathon is informal. It is meant to showcase talent and ideas and collaborate to code in an intense 24 hour burst. The event will also have some of the best designers, technical architects, distinguished engineers and chief scientists of various companies from India and abroad to help guide efforts and mentor hackers.
Find out more about and register for the Bangalore::Hack 2013 here.