Come as you are, build what you like

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Come together with the brightest developers, designers and creators in Silicon Valley to make something amazing. You and your team will be applying your knowledge of app development, web development, hardware and more to create innovative solutions to existing problems.

 

Schedule

Saturday 20th February 2016

Afternoon session

First 100 early bird check-ins before 1:30 PM get discounted Uber coupons / vouchers! Courtesy "Uber - Evolving the way India moves"

1:30 PM - Check-in, Networking, Snacks

2:00 PM - Keynote on Digital India and Start-up India initiative by Ambassador Venkatesan Ashok, Hon'ble Consul General of India, San Francisco.

2:30 PM - Presentation by Sponsors

3:00 PM - Speak to sponsors, Team formation, Hackathon begins

Evening + night session

7:00 PM - Dinner is served

                Talk by Team SV Hacks: Build your first Web and Android app

00:00 AM - Midnight Snack

Hack through the night

 

Sunday 21th February 2016

Morning session

7:00 AM - Breakfast is served

8:00 AM - Talk by Team SV Hacks: TBD

Afternoon session

11:30 AM - Lunch is served

1:00 PM - Hackathon ends

1:30 PM - Demos begin

4:00 PM - Winners and Prizes

Wrap up

View full rules

Eligibility

  1. Everyone is eligible to participate. We however require every member of team to attend the event in-person.

    Note: We are requesting children under 16 to be accompanied by a guardian during the event.

  2. If you are an employee of a corporation, government agency, or an academic institution, you are responsible for ensuring that your participation in the Hackathon complies with any policies your corporation, agency, or institution may have regarding participation in contests of this type. We are not responsible for any disputes arising between you and your employer.

Requirements

You can build whatever you want: websites, apps, or hardware (no soldering allowed). All code must be written during the hackathon - feel free to use open source libraries and APIs. Hacks are judged on creativity, technical difficulty, usefulness, and overall awesomeness.

How to enter

  1. Register here, its FREE 
  2. Come to the event with a team or contact other participants to form a team 

Judges

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Mayfield Fund Partner

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Uber Head of Mobile Engineering

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Pinterest Head of Data Engineering

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VP of Architecture at Juniper Networks

Judging Criteria

  • Product Vision
    Judges will ​look for hack ideas that are original, useful and solve a real market need.
  • Technical Achievement
    Judges will evaluate the project based on the technical competence or knowledge showcased and complexity of the solution.
  • Design
    Judges will be looking for products that have exceptional design attributes that would appeal to the end-user.