A hackathon for the Big Heroes of Tomorrow

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BotHacks is a free 48-hour International virtual event for high school and college students. It has been organised for students to come together to ‘hack’ innovative ideas and build realistic tech solutions to implement those ideas. It is an opportunity for everyone to learn new skills, ask questions, get guidance from mentors, participate in fun mini-challenges, and win amazing prizes!

This hackathon is designed to honour the big heroes of tomorrow. Every coder has the potential to change the world with their ideas. We serve as a catalyst to initiate this change. You can create any project that you believe will have a positive impact on society. Align that project with one or all of the themes and submit your project. More information will be revealed during the opening ceremony.

Don't know where to get started or feel stuck? Feel free to connect with us for a 15-minute zoom meeting with one of our mentors.

Step 1: Register on Devpost.

Step 2: Join Slack.

Step 3: Introduce yourself on Slack and find teammates.

Step 4: Start working on your project from the 28th of August.

Get ready for the biggest learning curve of your life!

8:00 pm

August 28th

Opening Ceremony

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98Gg0_8cJ2U

8:30 pm

August 28th

Hacking Starts

9:00 pm

August 28th

Getting started for absolute beginners/Clearing doubts (Zoom call)

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75865254090?pwd=b2YyZTBqRWxzVEtmRkorU0wzcEw2UT09

12:30 am

August 29th

Workshop by echoAR

   meet.google.com/yns-uhsr-txq

rescheduled to

10:30 pm

August 29th

Workshop on Neural networks by Rushank Goyal

https://meet.google.com/zpp-qtcg-bdz    

8:00 pm

August 30th

Hacking submissions close

8:30 pm

August 30th

Judging and audience poll starts

10:30 pm

August 31st

Closing ceremony and Award distribution

  https://youtu.be/cOJA7UWU0oY

 The time for the events mentioned are given in Indian Standard Time(IST- GMT+5:30).

 

To schedule mentor meetings, please use this link! 

Happy Hacking!

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Prizes

$16,166 in prizes

Best Project

$500 Bugsee Credit,
Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro to each participant of the winning team each worth $375 and Free InterWebs.Host Personal Subscription for 1 Year (domain name not included).

Second Best Project

$300 Bugsee Credit,
Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro to each participant of the winning team each worth $375 and Free InterWebs.Host Personal Subscription for 1 Year (domain name not included).

Third Best Project

$200 Bugsee Credit, Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro to each participant of the winning team each worth $375 and Free InterWebs.Host Personal Subscription for 1 Year (domain name not included).

ML/AI Theme Winner

4 x $180 dollars worth of credit for ML SashiDo for 1 year, Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro each worth $375 and Free InterWebs.Host Personal Subscription for 1 Year (domain name not included).

Life Hacks Theme Winner

1 Developer Pack & 2*$10 Social Media from Somizu, Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro each worth $375 and Free InterWebs.Host Personal Subscription for 1 Year (domain name not included).

Gaming Theme Winner

1 Developer Pack, 2*$10 Social Media from Somizu, Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro each worth $375 and Free InterWebs.Host Personal Subscription for 1 Year (domain name not included).

Honorable Mention

Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro each worth $375 and Free InterWebs.Host Personal Subscription for 1 Year (domain name not included).

Honourable Mention

Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro each worth $375 and Free InterWebs.Host Personal Subscription for 1 Year (domain name not included).

Beginner Hack

Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro each worth $375 and Free InterWebs.Host Personal Subscription for 1 Year (domain name not included).

AR/VR Hack (EchoAR)

$50 Amazon Gift Card to the winning team of the EchoAR challenge & 1-month free business tier access to each member of the winnning team.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

We, at BotHacks, wish to create a completely inclusive community of hackers from all around the globe. The eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • Attendees from all backgrounds, genders, and geographies are welcome. There is no age restriction to attend the hackathon. 
  • There is no country restriction but you must be eligible to receive prizes (in case you win) and you are responsible for paying any taxes on the prize winnings.

Requirements

  • Functionality: The Application code must function as depicted in the video and/or expressed in any other materials submitted in connection with the Hackathon.
  • A link to the open-source Application code on GitHub.
  • A readme, the appropriate open source license file, and all deployment files and testing instructions needed for testing your Application.
  • SDKs, APIs, & Data: Applications may integrate third-party SDKs, APIs, and services.
  • Intellectual Property: Your Submission and all components thereof must: (a) be your (or your Team) original work product; (b) be solely owned by you or your Team with no other person or entity having any right or interest in it; and (c) not violate the intellectual property rights or other rights, including but not limited to the copyright, trademark, patent, contract, and/or privacy rights, of any other person or entity. A Maker may submit a Submission that includes the use of open-source software or hardware, provided the Maker complies with applicable open source licenses and, as part of the Submission, creates software that enhances and builds upon the features and functionality included in the underlying open-source product. By entering the Hackathon you represent, warrant, and agree that your Submission meets these requirements, and Hackathon Administration will be not obliged to answer or legally bounded for such instances.
  • For projects that include a hardware component, submit five pictures of your project along with a 3-minute video.

 

Judges

Manoj Yadav

Manoj Yadav
Co-founder & Engineering Head, PrismBerry

Dr. Prerana Mukherjee

Dr. Prerana Mukherjee
Ass. Prof., CSE, School of Engineering, JNU

Kumaran Sasikanthan

Kumaran Sasikanthan
Sr. Director - Development, Informatica Inc.

Dr. Abhinav Gupta

Dr. Abhinav Gupta
Professor, JIIT

Alon Grinshpoon

Alon Grinshpoon
CEO and Founder of echoAR

Aaditya Yadav

Judging Criteria

  • Scalability
    Can this project be made bigger and better in the future?
  • Execution
    The project should be well executed. If participants face issues with execution, the details of how their project would execute ideally should also be shared with their submission.
  • Quality of Idea
    The Project should be creative and original. It should fit the theme well. The project should also have a real world application.

themes

  • Lifehacks
  • Gaming
  • Machine Learning/ AI