A 36 Hour hackathon to Collaborate and Build great softwares and apps,presented by GEEKHAVEN IIITA and TESLA


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.

1. Build

How do you decide what to build and how to build it? Hear from experts on what happens before they start writing code.

2. Collaborate

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.


Filter by checkpoints

October 19th

October 21st


Title Sponsor

Nicole Sanchez
Nicole Sanchez

Head Organizers

Chris Wanstrath

Anupam Dagar


Nicole Sanchez

Shreyansh Dwivedi


Nicole Sanchez

Siddhant Srivastav


On-site Organizers

Nicole Sanchez

Shreyansh Chaudhary


Nicole Sanchez

Rakshit Sai


Nicole Sanchez

Rishi Shukla



Chris Wanstrath

Aadya Mishra


Nicole Sanchez

Aayush Chaudhry

Food Management

Marco Annunziata

Ajay Kudal


Tiffani Ashley Bell

Divy Khare

Web, Registration & Event Management

Kellan Elliott-McCrea

Manish Jagnani

Web & Food Management

Dr. Yvonne Pendleton

Saumya Gupta


Marianna Tessel

Shivansh Srivastav

Event Management

Marianna Tessel

Vijeta Reigns


Marianna Tessel

Kartikey Raj Tiwari



+What is a hackathon?

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.

+Is there any eligibility criteria for Prototype?

If you are a college student and have the passion for building something productive out of technology,you're good to go!

+What will be the team size?

2-4 people in the single team

+Can you provide more info on hardware hacks?

Open to all types of hardware hacks. A special prize for IoT hack.Basic hardware with Arduino and NodeMCU can be provided on request.

+What about the accomodation and the food?

A mattress will be provided at the venue and the food provision is on us.

+Is there any selection criteria?

No. The Hackathon is open for all.

+What do I get by attending Prototype?

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.

+Can I start working on the project before the event?

No. Teams/Participants are not allowed to work on the project before the commencement of the Hackathon.

+What do I benefit from being part of a 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.