HackVerse
24-Hour Nation Wide Hackathon

National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal

Jan 25th - 26th, 2020

What is HackVerse ?

HackVerse serves as a platform to encourage enthusiastic minds to brainstorm on solutions for challenging issues from all over India. The unified motive of gathering all like-minded hackers to our alma mater, is what led to the creation of the idea in NITK Surathkal, the first of its kind. We’ll provide a platform for innovations, where developers can test and showcase their potential to the best of their abilities. The hackathon will also have keynotes & workshops from executives from the industry.

HackVerse Logo

Why Attend HackVerse?

Learn & Build

Learn & Build

Workshops & Talks

Workshops & Talks

Networking

Network & Network

Swags & Prizes

Schwags & Prizes

Travel Allowance

Travel Allowance

NITK Beach

Beach

Tracks

Blockchain
Blockchain
AI - ML
AI - ML
Algorithms
Algorithms
FinTech
FinTech
Future Mobility
Future Mobility
AR - VR
AR - VR
Computer Vision
Computer Vision
Open Innovation
Open Innovation

Prizes

1st Prize

75,000

2nd Prize

60,000

3rd Prize

40,000

The Institution

National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK) is one of the premier engineering institutions in the country. Situated near Mangalore along the coast of the Arabian Sea, NITK is home to some of the brightest young minds of the country engaged in a wide array of disciplines. With a vibrant and robust student body, NITK has been the launchpad for people with great ideas that have grown to be very successful ventures including Practo, Perpule, SaveMonk among others. This year, we celebrate our Diamond Jubilee. To commemorate 60 years of NITK, we aim to gather all like minded hackers to our own institute.

NITK, Surathkal

Innovation Partner

Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India has established ‘MHRD’s Innovation Cell (MIC)’ to systematically foster the culture of Innovation amongst all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The primary mandate of MIC is to encourage, inspire and nurture young students by supporting them to work with new ideas and transform them into prototypes while they are informative years. HackVerse with this hackathon aims to fulfill the same vision of MHRD's Innovation Cell.

Institution’s Innovation Council

Countdown

To HackVerse

Chief Guests

Bharat Raizada
Bharat Raizada

SVP, Tech Division Exec at Wells Fargo

Divakar Kamath
Dr. Divakar Kamath

Director, Google Cloud India

Speakers & Judges

Ashutosh Verma
Ashutosh Verma

Analytics Manager at Wells Fargo

Sharad Srivastava
Sharad Srivastava

Senior Engineering Manager at Adobe Systems

Aravind Putrevu
Aravind Putrevu

Senior Developer Advocate at Elastic

Saurabh Gupta
Saurabh Gupta

Senior Developer Advocate at DigitalOcean

Nirbhik Jangid
Nirbhik Jangid

Growth Hacker & Community Manager at Matic

HACKVERSE SCHEDULE

Breakfast & Check-In

8:00 AM, January 25

Lecture Hall Complex C, NITK

Inauguration

10:00 AM, January 25

Lecture Hall Complex C, NITK

Building a Search Engine with Elastic Search

Aravind Putrevu

11:15 AM, January 25

Seminar Hall, Lecture Hall Complex C, NITK

Best Practises for using Containers in Production

Saurabh Gupta

12:00 PM, January 25

Seminar Hall, Lecture Hall Complex C, NITK

Being a Technologist in financial services

Bharat Raizada

12:45 PM, January 25

Lecture Hall Complex C, NITK

Intelligent Things - How AI will be all around us

Ashutosh Verma

1:05 PM, January 25

Lecture Hall Complex C, NITK

Lunch

1:30 PM, January 25

Lecture Hall Complex C, NITK

Hacking Begins

2:30 PM, January 25

Lecture Hall Complex C, NITK

High Tea

6:00 PM, January 25

Lecture Hall Complex C, NITK

Dinner

9:00 PM, January 25

Lecture Hall Complex C, NITK

Midnight Snacks

1:00 AM, January 26

Lecture Hall Complex C, NITK

Breakfast

8:00 AM, January 26

Lecture Hall Complex C, NITK

71st Republic day celebrations

8:00 AM, January 26

Sports Complex, NITK

Checkpoint

10:00 AM, January 26

Lecture Hall Complex C, NITK

Lunch

12:30 PM, January 26

Lecture Hall Complex C, NITK

Hacking Ends

4:00 PM, January 26

Lecture Hall Complex C, NITK

Judging Begins

4:00 PM, January 26

Lecture Hall Complex C, NITK

Presentation

6:30 PM, January 26

Lecture Hall Complex C, NITK

Closing Ceremony

7:30 PM, January 26

Silver Jubilee Auditorium, NITK

Networking Dinner

8:00 PM, January 26

Lecture Hall Complex C, NITK

OFFICIAL SPONSORS

Wells Fargo
Devfolio
Fidelity
Linode
Digital Ocean
BSEIPF
Matic
Elastic
Gatsby
Unnathi Career Academy Pvt. Ltd.
JetBrains
Zebronics
Codechef
Zulip
DEV
Creative Tim
CloudSploit
Wolfram Language
Coding Blocks
Monster
StickerMule
Bugsee
Balsamiq
Sketch
restdb.io
Progate
AV8 Juice
Zubi.io
Zubi.io
StickerYou
Memsis
Bounce
Fold Money

Interested in sponsoring HackVerse? Shoot us an email at hackverse@nitk.edu.in

Interested in sponsoring HackVerse?

Shoot us an email at hackverse@nitk.edu.in

FAQs


  • HackVerse is an offline event and as a participant you will need to be present at NITK campus.

  • Students enrolled in any college in India can apply for the hackathon.

  • No. Registrations are completely free of cost.

  • Yes. Sure. Sí. हाँ. Absolutely, accomodation will be provided in the college itself for 24-26th January, we'll make sure you don't go back empty stomach.

  • We are looking for people who innovate and can build crazy, unique solutions to real-world problems. Tell us why you want to be a part of HackVerse, any accomplishments you are proud of and anything else which could strengthen your application. Also, make sure your Devfolio profile is complete with your resume and relevant links.

  • You can form teams of up to 3 people. Most teams aim to have a mix of people with both design and developer skills.

  • Yes! Travel allowance will be given in the form of reimbursements. For details please read the Terms & Condtions carefully.

  • Just fill out the application form and we will match you with the best team possible on site. You could also join our Telegram group to find potential teammates.

  • The hackathon will instantly increase your knowledge and skill level and will serve as a platform to socialize with the tech community. Cash prizes and other perks are in store for the winners and cool swag for all participants.

  • Bring your student ID, laptop and chargers. A pillow and sleeping bag may be useful as well. Please leave anything illegal at home.

  • Yes. Creativity is independent of your technical skills. You can learn the tools and technologies anytime.

  • We believe being forced to build on problem statements limits creativity and participants should have the freedom to express their creativity. Near the hackathon, we'll release the APIs you could build on and some sample problem statements in case needed.

  • No. In the interest of fairness, students should not be working on their projects before the hackathon 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.

  • Please join our Telegram Channel: @hackverse, and ask your question, one of the organizers will get in touch with you.