About Hack In The North

Hack In The North is the biggest student held hackathon in India. 300 students from all across India will come together in IIIT Allahabad this March and spend 36 hours building projects they are passionate about. Hack In The North is open for university and high school students.


What is HackInTheNorth?

HackInTheNorth is the annual Hackathon organized at Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad. It is one of the largest student-organized hackathons in India.

Who runs the HackInTheNorth?

HackInTheNorth is run by students of IIIT Allahabad.

Can we apply as a team?

Not quite -- you and your intended teammates should all submit individual applications. But if you get an invitation and some of your teammates don't, shoot us an email at university@hackinthenorth.com and we'll try to sort things out.

How and when will I hear back?

We would start shortlisting the candidates from mid January. You will get a mail from us if you get shortlisted.

Who can apply?

If you are enrolled in a high school or university, or if you left univeristy during the current year, you are good to go!!

What should I bring?

Laptop, Charger and Change of clothes. If you want to hack on Arduino, PI, Oculus Rift or any other hardware we recommend you to bring that too if you have one. You won't need food or drinks; we've got you covered there.

What do people normally make?

You can make anything you like. Most of the hacks revolve around web or phone apps, or working with hardware.

What are you looking for in an application?

Above anything else -- passion . Tell us what you care about, what excites you. We want to know what'll drive you to start and continue hacking, whether it's your first time or your fifteenth. If there's something about you that stands out from the "typical" hacker, we'd love to hear about that, too!

How to reach IIIT Allahabad?

Allahabad is well connected to all major cities of India by Train. There is also a domestic airport in Allahabad which have daily serice to Delhi. Varansi International Airport is 3 hour drive from Allahabad while Lucknow International Airport is 5 hour away.

How much does it cost to attend?

Zero. HackInTheNorth is free for everyone. We won't charge you anything.

Our sponsors

For successful organization of any event, sponsors are the one of the most important entities as they provide the means to convert ideas into reality. We are very grateful to our sponsors without whom the event wouldn't be possible.








Interested in sponsoring us? Here is our Sponsorship Brochure:

Sponsorship Brochure - India

Sponsorship Brochure - International

Just drop us a mail at team@hackinthenorth.com.

Contact Us

Our email address:


Contact our coordinators:

Vishnu KS
Saptak Sengupta
Sameer K

Here are the directions (thanks Google!!) to reach us:

Indian Institute of Information Technology
Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh