A hackathon for the Big Heroes of Tomorrow

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.

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.

Get ready for the biggest learning curve of your life!

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Prizes

$25,000 in prizes

To be disclosed (10)

Credits and prizes of some of the most valuable services to be won!

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

Judging Criteria

  • Points Earned in Mini-Challenges
    Mini-challenges will be held during the Hackathon. Points earned in these challenges will be added to you total score
  • 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