A Hackathon, also known as a codefest, is a social coding event that brings computer programmers and other interested people together to improve upon or build a new software program.
The word hackathon is a portmanteau of the word hack, which means clever programmer and marathon, an event marked by endurance.
The concept of the hackathon, also called a hackday of hackfest, was born out of the open source community.
This time on popular demand IIIT-A is organising a hackathon named PROTOTYPE sponsored by Headout and Design Innovation Center for student developers and designers from all over the country . This will be a 36 hours long event and will start on October, 19 and end on October, 21. The hackathon would inspire you to imagine, design, code and create, So, it is time to show the magic in your fingers and create the project you have always thought of, or discussed with your friends on the late night intellectual tea breaks, or anything random which is too crazy to be ignored.
How do you decide what to build and how to build it? Hear from experts on what happens before they start writing code.
Software takes a team. Learn how engineers work together to overcome technical challenges and efficiently build software.
Amazing cash prizes,stickers and goodies are waiting for you.So get ready to Code,Build and Hack !
Cash prizes for the winners are as follows :
1. For the Winners : 30,000 INR
2. For the 1st runner up : 20,000 INR
3. For the 2nd runner up : 10,000 INR
# Hardware Hack : Special Prize
This is not the End!! Job Offers, Summer Internship andchance for being a Campus Ambassadorwill be provided by Headout.
Also Goodies, Swags, Merchandise and Certificates (provided by Headout) will be provided to all the participants of Prototype.
You can register your teams in this time slot.
A short Inaugration session & head out Guest Talks followed by a briefing session on how this hackathon is going to be conducted.
Start building your softwares and apps !
Final Evaluation Starts
Final Evaluation Ends
Coding Stops and Final Evaluation Ends Parallely / Declare Shortlists and Start Polishing Your Presentation
10 mins per presentation, 7 min present + 3 Mins for QA
Results and Prizes distribution
Web, Registration & Event Management
Web & Food Management
A hackathon is a design sprint-like event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers, project managers, and others, often including subject-matter-experts, collaborate intensively on software projects.
If you are a college student and have the passion for building something productive out of technology,you're good to go!
2-4 people in the single team
Open to all types of hardware hacks. A special prize for IoT hack.Basic hardware with Arduino and NodeMCU can be provided on request.
A mattress will be provided at the venue and the food provision is on us.
No. The Hackathon is open for all.
Top 3 team will get a cash prize, Headout goodies, and every participant will get goodies and merchandise and it will be great learning experience for all.
No. Teams/Participants are not allowed to work on the project before the commencement of the Hackathon.
You get to learn new skills on-the-go,learn to debug errors efficiently,learn how to coordinate among a team and gain inspiration and ideas from other projects.