Who are we?

We are regional chapter of IIT Bombay of Heritage foundation (the alumni association of IIT Bombay Alumni in US) covering San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California, USA. The mission of chapter is to increase alumni engagement and create a forum to network and provide support system within the valley and broader ecosystem. With this event we want to provide all an avenue to begin their entrepreneurial journey.

 

What is the theme of Hackathon 2016?

Our inaugural theme is: “Ideas come to Life”. You have a dream, an idea and a plan but no avenue to showcase it in action and test the waters. Come dive in with like minded technocrats and professionals who have been there and done it. More details to come in as we shape the Hackathon in coming weeks. For now we are just looking for you to have enthu :)

 

Who is this for?

We welcome all who have enthusiasm to bring ideas to life. You could be technocrat, product wizard, super hero designer or rocket singh biz dev individual from any walk of life:

  • Engineers who pride themselves in writing code
  • Product Managers who can break a complex problem into simple solution and
  • Designers who are obsessed with creating best User Experience.
  • Biz Developers who are passionate to delight customers

Bring your hacker spirit, form a team and build something amazing!

 

Why should I attend?

  • Want to hack on something you have always dreamt of? Come!
  • Want to try your hands on the latest Javascript MVC framework or other technologies? Come!
  • Want to find a co-founder for the next billion dollar idea? Come!

 

What can I build?

You can build a simple app for delivering tea or build the next generation Whatsapp. No restrictions on platform, domain, complexity or lines of code of your project.

 

What if I don't have an idea?

No problem! Many hackers arrive at a hackathon with little to no idea of what they will build. We will have mix and mingle event at the beginning of hackathon, you can work with others. Aim for a prize, or don't. Totally up to you.

 

What if I don't have a team?

A few weeks before the hackathon, we'll connect registered hackers with each other via an online portal. You can join an existing team or can form a new team with other attendees.