How are hackathons?

For a 24-hour hackathon, time is precious:1. Form a team first. Have a clear idea of who's going to do what. 2. Discuss with your team and decide what you're going to build. It should be

How to prepare for a hackathon

You are referring to attending a 24 hour hackathon session or you want to organise it?Anyway, I will try to answer from an attending point of view. First of all, hackathons are not an exam where

How to do a hackathon

Enjoying the Hackathon Experience is a daunting task and it's good of you to want to prepare. In order to succeed, you must be prepared for these key aspects of the hackathon: Product, Hygiene, and People. Let's discuss.Hackathons are a

How to win a hackathon

First off, winning a hackathon by gaming the system is wrong on so many levels, even if in your opinion the hackathon the hackathon is not good. Even if said hackathon isn't

What are some of the hack days/ hackathons organized in Bangalore?

Yet again InMobi has pushed its limits as a mission to engage the developer community in India with a series of hackathons called InMobi CodeFest. This time challenge consists of 5 individual hackathons containing few programming/script based problems. Each of them will run for 7 days and is

What are the best hacks that came out from hackathons?

Hi, I think there are two separate questions here.  Examples of best hacks that  come out of hackathons, and best practices to run a successful hackathon.For some cool hacks, I would check hacks from We Power Hackathons // Hacker League and Hackathon IO - Organize & Discover Hackathons - Hackathon.IO This is a

What are the upcoming hackathons in India in 2016 ? Is there no place where we can get all this Info?

To give you a precise answer to your question, you can check out NASA's Space Apps Challenge which is happening with collaboration with hackSociety in Delhi on 28th April, 2017. We also have a hack day planned on 1st July on which

What is a hackathon? What do you do in it? Is it a team event? If yes, what are team sizes?

What is a hackathon? - A hackathon is usually a day long (can be 36 hours, 48 hours, etc.) coding competition where software programmers, developers, designers, etc. come together to build and design something cool.Who can attend a hackathon? - Depends

Where can I find hackathon ideas?

One of the main ways to come up with an idea for a hackathon is to come up with a problem to solve in real life. What do you feel can be improved? Can you add on to any current functionality? Do

Are there any hackathons in Kolkata or at least one online where I can collaborate and learn something?

Skubotics, is a Services and Products Company in the field of Internet Of Things, Embedded System Design, 3D Printing and Robotics which has recently started conducting Arduino Hackathon in Kolkata on a regular basis with the name Ard-U-Know? !!If you are into Arduino, and love

Are there any online hackathons? I live in a third world country and there are no hackathons here, unfortunately. I would love to participate in hackathons.

Yes, there are often hackathons that are open to remote/virtual participation and/or organize and host groups in many locations.Most of these are already over, but they should give you an idea for what to look for:World Hackathon DayGlobal Hackathon Competition

Are there any really good success stories with hackathons? Who here has gotten hired because of their participation? What successful startups came from hackathon roots?

Yes, they can be successful. Case in point, last week's Big Brand Hackathon with Kraft Foods and The Home Depot brought out 150 developers, produced 40 apps and the winner was a 17 yr high school student who won $10K and was offered a

Are there any upcoming hackathons in Hyderabad?

CIE@IIIT Hyderabad which is one of the India's largest deeptech incubator is organising a Medtech hackathon with an aim to take your ideas forward related to Medtech domain.If you are a healthcare enthusiast/professional I suggest you to attend this hackathon as it is one of

Are there any upcoming hackathons in NCR in 2016?

HeyYou should check out Clash Hacks. Clash Hacks is going to be India's largest student-run independent hackathon. It is bound to witness amazing developers from all over the country battling it out for glory, prizes and amazing hackathon swag. Date - March 25th, 2017Venue - 91springboard, Okhla, DelhiKnow more at http://clashhacks.inFollow the

Do most people ditch hackathon projects after the hackathon is over?

I would say roughly 95% of people ditch their hackathon projects after the hackathon, 4.9% will continue working on it as a side project (on and off), and 0.09% will continue working on it as a side project but pivoted to different MVPs, and 0.01% will potentially turn it into a startup. (All

Have you ever been to a hackathon? How was your experience?

I will talk about my first ever hackathon. it was Rajasthan Hackathon 1.0 held on 20–21 March 2017 in Jaipur. at that time i was just aware of HTML/CSS stuff but our idea got selected for onsite Hackathon.we team of four went to venue and we were just amazed by the work done by the Gov of Rajasthan

How are hackathons?

For a 24-hour hackathon, time is precious:1. Form a team first. Have a clear idea of who's going to do what. 2. Discuss with your team and decide what you're going to build. It should be something that is doable in one day. Decide

How to prepare for a hackathon

You are referring to attending a 24 hour hackathon session or you want to organise it?Anyway, I will try to answer from an attending point of view. First of all, hackathons are not an exam where one

How to stay updated about the upcoming hackathons in India

Yet again InMobi has pushed its limits as a mission to engage the developer community in India with a series of hackathons called InMobi CodeFest. This time challenge consists of 5 individual hackathons containing few programming/script based problems. Each of them will run for 7 days and is completely online.So, what's the plan?

How to do a hackathon

Enjoying the Hackathon Experience is a daunting task and it's good of you to want to prepare. In order to succeed, you must be prepared for these key aspects of the hackathon: Product, Hygiene, and People. Let's discuss.Hackathons are a great way to grow as a software

How to get started in Hackathons

So stressed up that you are finding answers to it on quora then my friend just like me you are not identifying the purpose of it.Hacks are not meant to be like this. They are to enjoy the atmosphere and dive into what interests you the most and do it passionately.I would suggest

How to prepare for a hackathon as a freshman in computer science

Build projects. Most computer science courses - especially in high school - only cover Java and don't go into actually making things. You learn how to make a CLI app that you can run in Eclipse, what OOP is, how polymorphism works,

How to win hackathons

With a few wins under my belt, a lot of people have asked me for tips and tricks and my possible hackathon "secrets." I'll try to keep it short and simple. To give you a little background about me - I am in no way the best programmer and prior to

How long do/should hackathons last?

My first hackathon was 4 hours long (6-10pm). It was way too short, as the first 2 hours were pretty much introductions and everyone sitting around thinking, "Lol, dunno what to code, bro." We left and nobody had done anything exciting.MegaMiner is a

How should I prepare for Microsoft Hackathon Code.fun.do?

Your preparation for Microsoft Hackathon should be dependent on what you want to build during those 24 hours. If you are prepared, then you can easily ace it. Around a week before the actual Hackathon you should receive a mail listing down all the SDKs and languages/technologies you

How useful is participating in hackathons?

Hackathons can be very useful for professional development. It's a great opportunity for you to be part of a team and manifest your ideas in to real world projects. It is sort of a sport for the brain. It's usually 12 to 72 hours of insane amount of team work leading to

What are cool hackathon ideas that could be completed in a couple of hours?

App for tour guides to speak into their phone mic and people following the guide can listen on their phones - I always see these guides in popular cities trying to speak loud enough for everyone to hear, but there's always those at the back, who are just standing there pretending they can hear.....App

What are good hackathon ideas?

Create a stream to have some participants contribute to open source code. I don't think you see this around much at all, but it was a very refreshing idea at the time I came across it. Introducing the Open Source College HackathonCenter one around data, which would attract social

What are Online Hackathons?

A hackathon is a gathering where programmers collaboratively code in an extreme manner over a short period of time. Hackathons are at least a few days - or over a weekend - and generally no longer than a week. While working on a particular project, the idea is

What are some cool deep learning hackathon ideas/projects?

Well doing deep learning in the span of a hackathon is tricky--many problems take a long time to train. However, you can certainly train simple deep networks. Some ideas:1) simple robotics: given sensor inputs, train a neural network to decide the next action (forward, left,

What are some good ideas for a hackathon?

Actually it depends on the topic of Hackathon, which ideas for organising can be useful, which companies can give you something what could make special the challenge, and people will want to come :)If you want to know some idea concerns topic of Hackathon it's more difficult to

What are some great ideas for a Hackathon project?

A great question..I saw one on TeckiwayI'll pull it out hereCool Hackathon Ideas:FIrst of all I'll start with why these ideas are coolHave you noticed that most winning hacathon ideas over the past few years solved a major problem?If you are Eagle minded and you realized that,

What are some hackmania's hackathon winning projects?

We've been conducting hackathons pan India since October 2014, with all our hackathons we've over 100 awesome products built here are "some" of the winning products:Smart Health: Global interface between hospitals and patients an application which combines the health data with an aadhar card so as to make the health record more portable and secureDirection SMS: Getting directions

What are some ideas for a hackathon related to banking?

A2A -- I'd love to give this question a shot.The following are where I consider banking and hacking to overlap:(1) Prediction: In finance, millions can be made or lost by predicting something just milliseconds sooner rather than later. For risk-analysis on loans/mortgages, a banker

What are some ideas for a webapp / mobile app hackathon?

I picked up a few ideas for mobile applications:- Dishes from the listed ingredientsDisplay a list of dishes that can be prepared from the ingredients entered by the user. There should also be an opportunity to put on likes and offer your own answers.- Search for like-minded

What are some ideas for a website development hackathon?

Apply real life samples itself.A student wants to pursue his/her education in USA. What are the exams to be written, eligibility criteria, how to apply for educational loans, what kind of scholarships one can avail, how to get help from alumini from college, universities etc., their

What are some ideas which have social impact/solve a problem for a hackathon project?

A recent hackathon held at NYU Poly was Hack Ebola - the event brought together designers, hackers, and medical experts to come up with implementable solutions to the Ebola issue. The main goals of the hackathon according to the event page

What are some of the best hacks that you have seen?

Some of the cool hacks that i had seen include http://www.spy.appspot.com/, it keeps checking what people are talking about a particular topic at the moment. This is done by scraping contents from websites such as twitter http://www.ask-boss.appspot.com/ , this is a natural image search engine which displays images. Search

What are some successful outcomes from hackathons?

I built my app at various hackathons and started getting customers at them as well. I built pieces at TwilioCon (backend, no UI), AT&T (UI, basic Facebook integration), Microsoft (get familiar with native Win8/Win Phone 8 development), Microsoft/Facebook (troubleshoot FB integration with Facebook people, and add

What are some weekend hackathons that are held in the SF Bay Area?

Here are upcoming hackathons in Bay Area in 2013 and other places to check out:Game on! Sign up for the Jan. 5 hackathon and compete for a video date with Dennis, the title belt, and other great prizesDeveloper WeekGlobal Developer Event, Mobile Marketing Conference, App ExhibitionLaunch Festival March 4th

What are the best hackathon prizes?

Recognition, connection-and (if not an internal initiative), an offer of employment.That's what I offer at our hackathons. The recognition trumps all though. It's like a gladiator match...the highs you get when you're killing with skills it is unbelievably uplifting. You're working against others, against time,

What are the best hackathons? And who creates them?

I helped organize HackIllinois, so I am biased, but based on research I conducted at the event, there are different measures of success for each person. These are the best hackathons depending on what your goal is, organized by some of the main motivations for attending hackathons.

What are the best hacks that came out from hackathons?

Hi, I think there are two separate questions here.  Examples of best hacks that  come out of hackathons, and best practices to run a successful hackathon.For some cool hacks, I would check hacks from We Power Hackathons // Hacker League and Hackathon IO - Organize &

What are the best innovations to come out of a hackathon?

We've seen a TON of cool innovations come out of hackathons. Just this year alone we've seen a virtual sales agent that connects designers to the right retailers, a machine learning automated sales company, and an informative health care app that gives information about STD's and AIDS.You can check out some of

What are the hackathons taking place in the Bay Area during Fall 2015?

Note: Moving forward I'll be posting updates to my list here.Upcoming hackathons:1) IBM Hack Night - Watson Internet of ThingsCentral Computers (3777 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Santa Clara, CA 95051)Tue, November 8, 2016 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PMhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/ibm...2)

What are the most interesting hackathons?

Short answer: A global hackathon movement called #Hack4good here: #hack4good | Geeklist International hackathon series Long answer: When we ran our first Geeklist hackathon in NYC it was small. Intimate. Hackers from awesome companies like Meetup came to it. We did more in Chile, Germany,

What are the pros and cons of a hackathon?

Pros:1/ Hack out awesome shit wicked fast.  No design reviews, no cross-function meetings, rubber stamp code reviews, and no PMs wavering between several mutually exclusive ideas.  It's a group of engineers with one goal: getting something done.2/ Creativity.  It gives you a chance to approach

What are the some easy cool ideas for hackathon?

I like this question because hackathons are meant to build something easy and fun, try out some new tools and in the process become a better developer.From the point of view of winning a hackathon, what you build must catch the attention of the judges. Remember, the judges are probably going to be looking though a lot of different

What are the upcoming hackathons in bangalore?

I know the question probably an year old but for people still looking for answers, here are some websites which you can bookmark and keep visiting to get updates on hackathons in not just Bengaluru but all over IndiaIndia Hackathons EventsHackathons - Fests.infoDiscover Events Happening in Your City

What are the upcoming hackathons in India in 2016 ? Is there no place where we can get all this Info?

To give you a precise answer to your question, you can check out NASA's Space Apps Challenge which is happening with collaboration with hackSociety in Delhi on 28th April, 2017. We also have a hack day planned on 1st July on which we plan to organise 3 hackathons simultaneously in different parts of Delhi-NCR

What are tips for 10 hours hackathon?

If you want to be good at hackathon you should mix your skills like coding with some idea about graphic design, project management, marketing and personal skills.Prepare - think about the hackathon before it and discuss your thoughts with the team. There's nothing more time wasting during hackathons than being unprepared and having an idea about what you

What companies have regular hackathon/hack days?

Yahoo Open Hack Day (various cities) [1]BBC Mashed08, Backstage '09LonelyPlanet Hack Day '08, '09Facebook Garages [2]Yelp Hackathon [3]Salesforce Dreamforce Hackathon [4]Zynga Hackathon [5]Google Hackathon in a Box [6][1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hac...[2] http://developers.facebook.com/d...[3] http://officialblog.yelp.com/201...[4] http://blog.sforce.com/sforce/20...[5] http://www.dailycal.org/article/...[6] http://sites.google.com/site/hac...

What do people do at hackathons?

normally they build teams and spend some sleepless night working on one project. The aim of the hackathon is to develop a minimum viable product (MVP) to present it to the audience.As hackathons usually take place on weekends, it is impossible to build a completely functioning app.

What does every hacker want to see in a hackathon?

Many hackers want to feel the atmosphere. It's really amazing to feel how many young people trying to make the world better :) That's very extraordinary aura.Hackathon is a meeting. Everyone can meet very interesting people, win some new knowledge useful at the job and win splendid prizes- one of them can be a

What exactly goes on during a hackathon?

In recent years I have taken part in two Hackathons, one in our National Hackathon-2016 and the other in NASA Space Apps Hackathon-2017. I relate my answer on the light of those events.Hackathon is a competitive event where new ideas

What happens at a hackathon?

RBL bank hackathon(3 days)Problem statement - Make a data science solution with customer dataOffline | Prize pool - 2 lakhsProsGreat food arrangementGreat workplaceConsConstrained on using provided API for fetching dataThe API didn't work for 1.5 daysAPI have transaction data of only 1 user of just a few months. No machine learning was possible over it.No

What is a hackathon? What do you do in it? Is it a team event? If yes, what are team sizes?

What is a hackathon? - A hackathon is usually a day long (can be 36 hours, 48 hours, etc.) coding competition where software programmers, developers, designers, etc. come together to build and design something cool.Who can attend a hackathon? - Depends but for the most part ANYONE. Yep, you read it right.

What is smart India hackathon?

Smart India Hackathon , a unique initiative to identify new and disruptive digital technology innovations for solving the challenges faced by our country. In order to work towards our Hon'ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi‘s vision for Digital India and promote digital literacy, MHRD, AICTE, i4C, and Persistent Systems organized Smart

What is the main benefit of attending hackathons?

The anonymous answer covers many benefits already.If I were to choose one main benefit, I would pick *learning*. Here's why:You will very likely challenge yourself to build something that works (at least well enough for the demo), in a tight schedule. You will

What makes an awesome hackathon? I want to host one at the LAUNCH Festival and I have never run one.

These days everyone is holding hackathons for everything from civic data and NASA's space app challenge to public transportation, health, mobile and NGO initiatives in developing countries. Just like food choices at the supermarket, not all hackathons are created equal.  There are strategies and best practices that

What should I do to prepare for my first Hackathon as a newbie in programming?

Having led, participated and had various Coding Dojo students attend numerous Hackathons there are a few things I noticed that help make a successful Hackathon.Team work - Find people that can take ownership of different aspects of a application.Solve It - This goes without saying but you should align your solution to what

What skill level is required for hackathons?

The winner's primary skill is usually integrating various APIs in a novel way and putting a GUI in front of themA designer on the team tends to make a big difference. However, coding proficiency is vital to make those designs work.The skills you need involve being able to build

What was your best hackathon experience?

Smart odisha hackathon 2018By hacker earth website.This was my best and greatest experience I have ever had in my life. Smart odisha hackathon 2018 by hacker Earth website almost more than 2500 teams registered out of 84 teams got shortlisted.45 teams within odisha

What's the best hackathon project you've ever seen?

This was an augmented reality mobile application developed by my college senior, Niketh Sabbineni, at a hackathon last year, in Bangalore, India. You could point your smartphone camera on any form of textual advertisement, be it billboards, newspaper advertisements or pamphlets, and it used OCR (Optical Character Recognition) to grab all the

What's the best way to go about hosting a hackathon?

Hackathons should foster innovation through teamwork (collaboration), inspire participants to present actionable ideas and help participants discover their talent and creativity. So to enable this to happen, hackathons should have:Pre-HackathonAn Objective:An objective is outlined, generally to address a problem using technology or otherwise. Setting

What's the coolest theme for a hackathon?

Thanks for A2A.Hackathons are meant to serve various possible opportunities for the organisers.If you are planning to conduct hackathon in your educational institute, you can have a open theme for the Hack.If you are planning to take out ideas for a particular field, you can go with the latest

Where can I find hackathon ideas?

One of the main ways to come up with an idea for a hackathon is to come up with a problem to solve in real life. What do you feel can be improved? Can you add on to any current

Which are the best hackathons in India?

Hack in the North (Website: Hack In The North 2.0)Hack in the North a.k.a HINT (Not HITN since it's a legacy bug) is the largest student organized hackathon in India. Launched in 2016, Hack in the North recently concluded its second

Why are all hackathons held on a Saturday?

Length of a hackathonHackathons tend to be a 24 hour event. Some can be 36 hours, and I've even seen one that was 48 hours.Weekly commitments by the atendeesMost attendees of a hackathon will be college kids, and mentors and sponsors tend to

Why do people participate in hackathons?

There's a lot of different reasons why people participate in hackathons! There is no universal reason why people participate, but it's generally one of the following:Try something new.A number of people try out something new at a

Why is hackathon called so?

Lewis Carroll (of "Alice in Wonderland" fame) called such neologisms "portmanteau words" because they are made by folding two words with their meanings into a single container (a suitcase or portmanteau).  Hackathon is a portmanteau of "hack" (slang for high-productivity programming) with "marathon" (a very long race).  Other famous portmanteau's are "smog"