March 16-18, 2018

Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad

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ABOUT


Hack in the North, a student-held hackathon in India will host it's third edition this March. We have invited a legion of over 500 hackers over the past two years to collaborate, create and bring to life an idea, in 36 hours. The regions we come from are known for their diversity, scenic beauty and some of the best colleges in India but sadly, not for hackathons. That's where we come in. We aim to inculcate innovative development and provide a medium through which bright minds from everywhere can channel out their true potential.

Hack in the North started out as a dorm room idea back in 2016 by a few unorthodox driven students of IIIT Allahabad who wanted to move away from the realm of the normal academic routine and organise a hackathon to help expand the thinking of students and show that you don't always need a lifetime to make something extraordinary. Sometimes, you can do it in 36 hours too. Beating it's own stats with every passing year, Hack in the North has undoubtedly grown exponentially over time.

Our focus is on letting your imagination flow free and enable you to push the boundaries of what can be done. Age is an issue of mind over matter. We don't mind, so it doesn't matter. Hence, we're open for all! We'll take care of the food, travel and stay - virtually leaving you no excuse to not build something that'll blow our minds.

SCHEDULE

16th Mar 9:00 PM :- Opening Ceremony

17th Mar 12:00 Midnight :- Registration

17th Mar 11:00 AM :- Lunch

17th Mar 7:30 PM :- Goodies Distribution

17th Mar 8:00 PM :- Dinner

18th Mar 12:00 AM :- Tshirt Distribution

18th Mar 10:00 AM :- Breakfast

18th Mar 10.30 AM - 1.30PM :- Presentation and evaluation by Judges

18th Mar 5:00 PM :- Prize Distribution & Feedback Session

CELEBRATING DIVERSITY

At Hack In The North, we create an environment that brings developers together irrespective of their gender, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background or ethnicity. Ever since its inception, Hack In The North has been extremely devoted to the cause of celebrating diversity among its participants. Over the years, we have strived to make sure that women get a chance to showcase their experience with all fairness - HINT 2.0 had a direct entry to any and all girls’ teams and individual entries.
In HINT 2.0, the best performing girls’ team received special prizes and swags from our side as a token of appreciation for their remarkable efforts. Continuing this tradition, this year, we plan on going a step further and introduce contests especially for female developers so as to promote their interests, and the larger cause of equality and diversity.
As a part of promotions for Hack In The North 3.0, IIITAHacks 2.0 was conducted on October 28-29, 2017 aiming to increase girl participation and encourage the hackathon culture among the student body at IIIT Allahabad and nearby colleges like Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad. It was a resounding success, with many more girls’ teams having participated as a result. For HINT 3.0, we will be considering all teams equally on merit - as we always have. In order to bridge this troublesome gap, we assure you a reservation of 20% seats for girls leaving no excuse to prove a point Beyoncé made forever ago- who run the world? GIRLS!

CELEBRATING DIVERSITY

At Hack In The North, we create an environment that brings developers together irrespective of their gender, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background or ethnicity. Ever since its inception, Hack In The North has been extremely devoted to the cause of celebrating diversity among its participants. Over the years, we have strived to make sure that women get a chance to showcase their experience with all fairness - HINT 2.0 had a direct entry to any and all girls’ teams and individual entries.
In HINT 2.0, the best performing girls’ team received special prizes and swags from our side as a token of appreciation for their remarkable efforts. Continuing this tradition, this year, we plan on going a step further and introduce contests especially for female developers so as to promote their interests, and the larger cause of equality and diversity.
As a part of promotions for Hack In The North 3.0, IIITAHacks 2.0 was conducted on October 28-29, 2017 aiming to increase girl participation and encourage the hackathon culture among the student body at IIIT Allahabad and nearby colleges like Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad. It was a resounding success, with many more girls’ teams having participated as a result. For HINT 3.0, we will be considering all teams equally on merit - as we always have. In order to bridge this troublesome gap, we assure you a reservation of 20% seats for girls leaving no excuse to prove a point Beyoncé made forever ago- who run the world? GIRLS!
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SPEAKERS



Ashoka Finley

Software Engineer, ConsenSys
Keynote Speaker

Gaurav Dubey

CEO & MD, Infotech Hub

Tim Siwula

Developer, ConsenSys

Ariel Gabizon

Cryptographic Engineer, Zcash

Jainaressh

Game Designer, Unity

Harshit Mehta

Senior Community Evangelist, TopCoder



PRIZES AND REWARDS

1st Prize

Playstation 4

+ Cash Prize
2nd Prize

JBL Speakers

+ Cash Prize
3rd Prize

Amazon Kindle

+ Cash Prize
4th Prize

JBL Headphones

5th Prize

Gaming Keyboards and Mouse

6th Prize

MI Bands

7th Prize

Zebronics Wireless Headsets

INR 15,000

Amazon Gift-card for the Best hack/website submitted on a .tech domain

$100

For API Winner

Lifetime premium

Lifetime premium license for JetBrains IDEs to JetBrains Quiz winners

$99

$99 credits for top 3 teams

INR 5,00,000

Premium API worth INR 5,00,000 to top 15 teams

$4750

Premium products worth $4750 to top 3 teams

T-Shirts and Swags

Contest to held be during the event. Winner gets T-shirts and swags

INR 5000

INR 5000 special prize for project on their platform

VC support

VC support to top 3 teams

VC support

VC support to top winning team

INR 5000

INR 5000 special prize for the best hardware hack

Premium data sets

For the best Health/Data science hack

FAQ

What if I’m the only one selected in my team?
Acceptances are rolled out individually. If 50% of the team is individually selected, the entire of the team gets selected. If not, please contact us immediately so that we can review your team again.
What are the tracks for the hackathon?
The hackers can make projects which fall under any of the following tracks:
Blockchain
Hardware
Artificial Intelligence
Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality
What if I don’t have a team or an idea?
Not to worry, most people don’t! We’ll have team formation and ideation events geared towards helping you find people to work with.
What if I've never been to a hackathon before?
Then we're so glad HINT will be your first ever! It’s helpful to have some programming or technical experience, but it’s not a requirement. We’ll have talks, mentors and workshops to help you with your project.
Can I start working on my hack before the event?
No. In the interest of fairness, students should not be working on their projects before Hack in the North begins and we do not allow participants to work on pre-existing projects. However, you can familiarize yourself with all the tools and technologies you intend to use beforehand!
What if I don’t want to present my hack?
Unfinished or unimpressive (so you think) projects should be presented anyway! Presenting your hack gives you a chance to be proud of what you’ve done, and a constructive perspective of where you should be headed next.
How to reach IIIT-Allahabad?
Allahabad is well connected to all major cities of India by train. The airport at Allahabad has a daily flight to Delhi. Varansi International Airport is a 3 hour drive from Allahabad while Lucknow International Airport is 5 hours away.
Do we provide travel cost?
We can’t guarantee reimbursements for everyone, but we don’t want money to keep you from experiencing HINT. You’ll get a reimbursement amount along with your invitation. Let us know if you still need help making your way to Allahabad and we’ll see what we can do.
Are there prizes for girl teams?
HINT has always been a huge supporter of gender equality and empowerment. We've treasured swag exclusively for girls to promote and encourage their participation. Gotta grab em' all girls!
Did we miss out on any question?
We're eagerly waiting for you on Facebook or Twitter or mail us instead.

SPONSORS


Interested in sponsorsing Hack In The North?

Please see our sponsorship brochure for more details.



Platform Sponsor
Diversity Partner
Domain Sponsor


PATRONS



Chat Partner
Cloud Partner
VC Partner
App Partner

MEDIA PARTNERS