About the event

hackCBS 3.0, a legacy being carried forward by like-minded individuals aims to collaborate the intellects of programmers, designers, application developers, tech-geeks and newbies in the world of programming for the intensive development of a hack.
At hackCBS, we help you turn your ideas into reality by providing a comforting and welcoming enviornment. You’ll have all the freedom to create a product, learn new things, and to have hilariously funny moments with your friends. Moreover, we’ll offer you a chance to network with working professionals and hacker community leaders. You will never learn faster than you will at a hackathon.


If you haven’t participated in any hackathon before and if you’re looking out for the opportunity to do so, you’re in the right place. We welcome all newcomers and veterans alike. You are about to witness a series of events which will enlighten as well as enhance your skills. If you're an experienced hacker then you already must be knowing about hackCBS - India's largest student-run hackathon. Last year we witnessed a grand footfall of almost 1000 hackers from all over the country, fighting it all out to their position at the top while generating over 50,000 lines of code in the process of 24 hours, requiring more than 10,000 cups of coffee to fuel the developers’ brains. But this time it’s gonna be different, ‘coz this time it’s going to be even grander.


Venue
Online

Dates
6th - 8th November 2020

Our Speakers

Jason Mayes

Senior Developer Advocate
for TensorFlow.js

Aravind Putrevu

Senior Developer Advocate

Kin Lane

Chief Evangelist

Dmitry Shklovsky

Co-Founder

Sandeep Jain

Founder

Sahil Sen

Developer Evangelist

Saurabh Gupta

Senior Developer Advocate

Rajat Jain

Software Engineer II

Kunal Kushwaha

GSoC Mentor, MLH Fellowship,
Founder

Gurtej Singh

Program & Growth Manager
Board Infinity

Gagandeep Reehal

Founder, CEO & CTO
Minus Zero

Sambhav Jain

Software Engineer
XENCOV

Shivay Lamba

Head of Product
Metvy

Arsh Goyal

SDE Intern at Samsung &
SWE Intern at ISRO

Angeline Chen

AWS Educate Student
Ambassador

WORKSHOPS

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to watch these workshops for free!

PostgreSQL




3rd November

10:00 AM IST

Sambhav Jain

Software Engineer
Xencov


ML 101 / EXPLORE ML




3rd November

3:00 PM IST

Arsh Goyal

SDE Intern at Samsung, NTSE Scholar
SWE Intern at ISRO


Introduction to Data Science and Tensorflow



3rd November

7:00 PM IST

Shivay Lamba

Google Summer of Code Mentor at Jenkins & CNCF, Head of Product at Metvy, Engineering Team Lead at DarkHorse

Product Development




4th November

10:00 AM IST

Gurtej Singh

Program & Growth Manager
Board Infinity


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Hack your way into Future




4th November

3:00 PM IST

Rajat Jain

Software Engineer II
Micorsoft


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Getting Started with
Open Source



4th November

6:00 PM IST

Kunal Kushwaha

GSoC Mentor, MLH Fellowship,
Founder @ Code for Cause


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Building Self Driving Cars




5th November

3:00 PM IST

Gagandeep Reehal

Founder, CEO & CTO

Minus Zero


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WEB3 is a cake with
QuikNode



5th November

7:00 PM IST

Dmitry Shklovsky

Co-Founder

QuikNode


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Docker 101: Deploying Applications faster with Docker


6th November

10:00 AM IST

Saurabh Gupta

Senior Developer Advocate
DigitalOcean


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How to create a Search Experience for a Mobile or Web Platform


6th November

3:00 PM IST

Aravind Putrevu

Senior Developer Advocate

Elastic


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Consuming, Reverse Engineer, and Building APIs with Postman


6th November

8:00 PM IST

Kin Lane

Chief Evangelist,
Postman


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How to win Hackathons with JavaScript



7th November

10:00 AM IST

Jason Mayes

Senior Developer Advocate for TensorFlow.js

Google

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Placement Preparation for Product Based Companies



7th November

5:00 PM IST

Sandeep Jain

Founder
GeeksforGeeks


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Next level user interfaces with Speechly



7th November

6:30 PM IST

Ottomatias Peura

Head of Growth and Product
Speechly


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Introduction to Amazon Web Services (AWS)



8th November

10:00 AM IST

Angeline Chen

AWS Educate Student
Ambassador


Hackathon Themes



PRIZES

worth $50,000

Get a chance to Win Google Pixel 4A

Hack with TensorFlow.js at hackCBS 3.0 and get a chance to win a Google Pixel 4A Smartphone

The best project made using TensorFlow.js will be awarded. If the project is made by a team then the prize will be given to each member. The Projects will be judged by Jason Mayes who is Senior Developer Advocate for TensorFlow.js at Google.

To know more about this in detail, watch the session on "How to win Hackathons with JavaScript" by Jason Mayes at 10:00 AM on the 7th of November.


#MadeWithTFJS

First Prize

  • Cash Prize : 25,000 INR
  • One year License Wolfarm|Alpha Pro
  • Devfolio T-Shirts/Swag
  • Framer - 12 Months Subscription
  • Coding Blocks 90% Discount Coupons
  • Clerky - Company Lifetime Package
  • Axure - RP License
  • Bugsee - $1500 Credits to team
  • Rosenfield - Free Books
  • UAcelt Free Course

Second Prize

  • Cash Prize : 15,000 INR
  • One year License Wolfarm|Alpha Pro
  • Devfolio T-Shirts/Swags
  • Framer - 12 Months Subscription
  • Coding Blocks -80% Discount Coupons
  • Clerky - Company Lifetime Package
  • Bugsee - $1000 Credits to team
  • Rosenfield - Free Books
  • UAcelt Free Course

Third Prize

  • Cash Prize : 10,000 INR
  • One year License Wolfarm|Alpha Pro
  • Devfolio T-Shirts/Swags
  • Coding Blocks -70% Discount Coupons
  • Clerky - Company Lifetime Package
  • Axure - RP License
  • Bugsee - $500 Credits to team
  • Rosenfield - Free Books
  • UAcelt Free Course

FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS

  • Certificate of Paticipation
  • 30 Days License Wolfarm|Alpha Pro
  • repl.it 3 Months Hackerplan
  • ₹300 Coupouns of geeksforgeeks.org
  • Coding Blocks 55% Discount Coupons
  • UAcelt 10% Discount Coupons
  • DigitalOcean Cloud Credits $100

Ethereum-Matic

Matic will be giving away a cash prize for the best hack built on top of Ethereum of INR 10,000 during the hackathon.
For teams that integrate Matic in their hacks as well the prize money will be higher of INR 15,000 along with eligibility for internship/full-time role interviews and a chance to land seed funding of upto $5000

For more details click here

EchoAR/PORTIS

Winners MUST use the echoAR platform as part of their project to be eligible for a reward.

Prize: $50 Amazon gift card

200 USD Prize (in crypto) for best Dapp built on Portis

For more details click here

Tezos

Build your hack using Tezos and get a chance to win these exciting prizes

  • - 10000 INR for best Dapp built on Tezos
  • - 5000 INR for Runners-up
  • - Continuity Grant opportunity for exceptional builders

  • For more details click here


    MLH - 1

    Best Hardware Hack Sponsored by Digi-Key

    Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with Arduino Uno R3 included. 1 prize for each winning team member with 2 winning teams per event!

    MLH - 2

    Best use of DataStax Astra

    Leverage DataStax Asta's powerful cloud database service in your project this weekend for a chance to win YubiKey Security Keys. Getting started in minutes with 10 GB free, no credit card needed.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is a hackathon?

    A hackathon can be best described as an “invention marathon”, or in simple words hackathons are about bringing your crazy ideas to reality. It’s an event where any tech-enthusiast, regardless of their individual field can come & participate to learn, build & share their creations over the course of a weekend, in a relaxed & productive environment. Hackathons are simply a venue for self-expression & creativity, where people come together & transform their thoughts into reality, through technology.

    What is the last date of registration for hackCBS 3.0?

    You can register till 7:00 PM on the 6th of November. If you are facing any issue in registering, you can directly contact us.

    How big a team can be?

    The maximum team size is four and lone rangers are also welcome. Participants selected on an individual basis and can team up on the spot as well. We will also be establishing our Discord Server soon. You can connect with other participants there and can find a team for yourself.

    Do I need to have any specific qualifications to be a participant for the hackathon?

    If you love to code, you are more than welcome to participate in the hackathon.

    I'm not a citizen of India. Can I participate?

    There is only one eligibility for this hackathon and that is Motivation. If you love to code and have an innovative brain then you are more than welcome. So yes, If you are an International Participant, You are always welcome to our hackathon.

    I am a newbie, can I hack?

    Of course you can! We at hackCBS ensure that no one is left behind during the hacking, thanks to our mentors and volunteers who help us achieve the same. We make sure that you learn the best you can alongside having fun and experiencing what it feels to belong to a community.

    Is there any registration fees for participation?

    We don't want to monetize learning, community, and innovation. So, There is no participation/registration fees.

    Can I start working on my hack before the event?

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

    What are the problem statements for hackCBS 3.0?

    There are no problem statments for hackCBS 3.0. You can work on any problem statement of your choice. If you didn't know what are problem statements then for your reference, We have added some sample problem statements. You can check them here.

    Are these are the only themes/tracks for the hackathon?

    We never want to limit your innovation. Under the category of Open Innovation, you can work on any project of your choice which can be of any theme.

    What is the shortlisting procedure?

    Based on the info provided in the registration form, teams will be shortlisted for the hackathon.

    Error 404 question not found?

    Drop us a mail at connect@hackcbs.tech and we would be more than happy to answer your queries. Also, feel free to write if you'd like to volunteer for the event or be a mentor or judge!



    Event Schedule

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    Meet The Team

    Harit Saini

    Lead-Organizer

    Akshay Sharma

    Lead-Organizer

    Sajal Bansal

    Advisor

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