Hackathon is an event bringing the coding community together to showcase their skills in developing software. The participants get an opportunity to win rewards or even get placed in a reputed company.
The participants in the hackathon will be given a task or a problem to solve. Participants should create a website, a web app, an Android or an IOS application to complete the task or solve the problem. A limited amount of time would be provided and participants should develop a product software project.
Here are some of the famous Hackathons one can give a try to prove one's mettle:
This is the World's Biggest Hackathon and is conducted at a national level. It is conducted by the Ministry of Human Resource. There is no need to pay for participating in the Hackathon and shall register online. The hackathon also provides an opportunity to work with Startup India. The students would have the opportunity to work on challenges faced within various Ministries, Departments, Industries, PSUs and NGOs to create world-class solutions for some of the top organizations including industries in the world, thus helping the private sector hire the best minds from across the nation.
This hackathon is being conducted by Tech Gig. It has 3 rounds namely AV Screening, Online, and Offline. Participants who get selected in the screening round are considered leaders and would be provided with an opportunity to choose their team. It is conducted tentatively in April or May.
This hackathon is conducted by Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT). The event is organized and conducted by the students which will help in showcasing the skills in developing a software product. The Codespace Hackathon involves a cash prize of Rs 15 Lakh and over 100 teams participate in the event.
Domains: Fintech, Blockchain, AR/VR, Cloud Computing, Machine Learning, AI and Digital Literacy
This hackathon is conducted on a worldwide level in two formats, In-person and Virtual. When it comes to In-person, the hackathons are conducted in Kochi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Pune. The virtual hackathon is conducted online. This hackathon is conducted tentatively between May and June tentatively and the participants will get a chance to showcase their skills to big companies. If at all their project is impressive, one of the reputed companies will come forward to provide funds.
Sponsors: IBM, AWS, and Code for a Cause
This hackathon deals with real-world problems and asks the participants to program, design, code and build solutions. The hackathon is conducted for 24 hours time duration. LNM also conducts workshops collaborating with Microsoft, GitHub and GitKraken.
This hackathon is conducted by Hacker Earth and Schlumberger and is conducted on an international platform. It is not necessary that you need to be elegant in coding for this hackathon and can participate as a team as well. Please check this blog List of Companies in India which are Best for Women to Work
This hackathon is the largest women hackathon conducted in India. InOut and ITH conduct this hackathon in Bengaluru and women above 18 years of age are free to participate. Individual participation is not allowed but you can team up with other participants during the hackathon in case if you are alone.
Website - https://wmn.community/
As per the stats, a 40% increase has been observed in the hackathon events in 2020-2021 when compared to 2019 and 2020, especially when it comes to recruitment hackathons. 21% conducted hackathons are related to AI, 16% related to VR/AR, 12% related to IoT, 11% related to Security and 9% to Blockchain.
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Networking: The mindsets of the participants might be different but the ultimate goal in a hackathon is to develop something. Creating a network with such people will open up a lot of doors that help you brighten your career.
Certification: The certifications from the hackathons add a lot of weight in the achievements section of your resume. It adds value to the skills you have developed. Companies nowadays lookout for candidates who participate in various events like hackathons for showcasing skills is an ice breaker nowadays.
Learning and developing: The tasks in the hackathons will help you upgrade skills and learn new concepts. Creating software is not that easy and that too in a given time. Leadership qualities and working with a team are two essential qualities hackathons help you develop in.
Job Opportunities: 20% of the participants in the hackathons are on a motto to score a job. Most of the hackathons are conducted or attended by reputed companies that lookout for talented people thus providing you good sources to land into the job of your dreams.
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