Major League Hacking 2021 Hackathon Season
Code it for Covid.
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From 7ᵗʰ - 9ᵗʰ Aug 2020

About

HAC (Hack Against Covid) is a virtual hackathon that challenges students to build proactive technology and solutions to safeguard human interaction in the up and coming post covid19 world.

“The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.” ― Anthony Jay.


We at Codezoned strongly believe in this and want HAC to be a testament of the same. We are looking for creative and innovative minds that dare to ask the right questions. With lockdowns and safety measures in place, people have been left with nothing but the desire to go out and socialize. As innovators and minds of tomorrow, we want YOU to come up with technology that will help facilitate human interactions in newer ways. Come join us from the comfort of your homes to create a better community in these uncertain and trying times.

More details are coming along your way. But for now, please make sure you have gone through MLH's code of conduct.

Tracks

We’ll be suggesting the below four themes to help spark your ideas. Remember that you’re welcome to build with the technologies of your choice, across any areas that you think would drive impact for these issues, so feel free to think outside the box too!

Health
Address a spectrum of health initiatives, including preventative/hygiene behaviors, supporting frontline health workers, treatment and diagnosis development and more!

Businesses
Help businesses stay afloat, build new ways managing supply chains, and move parts of their business online.

Education
Alternative learning environments and tools for students, teachers, and entire school systems.

Other
The above themes are just suggestions. Feel empowered to get creative!

Prizes

1st Prize:
Amazon Gift Voucher worth ₹ 25,000!

2nd Prize:
Amazon Gift Voucher worth ₹ 15,000!

3rd Prize:
Amazon Gift Voucher worth ₹ 10,000!

Best Beginner Hackers
Our best team of beginners will take home arduino starter kits to continue hacking on at future events. Teams must be at least 50% first time hackers to be eligible. The winners will recieve Arduino Starter Kits!
Best UiPath Automation Hack
Build an automation hack using UiPath! Each winning team member will receive a UiPath Branded Backpack.

Best use of Microsoft Azure
Leverage all of the amazing services available on Microsoft Azure in your hack this weekend to win YubiKey 5 Security Keys for you and your team.

Best Jugaad
The most useless, silly, and creative hack will take home Arduino Starter Kits too!

Challenges


Matic
1. Cash prize for the best hack built on top of Ethereum (Rs.10000) during the hackathon.
2. For teams that integrate Matic in their hacks as well the prize money will be higher (Rs.15000) along with eligibility for internship/full-time role interviews and a chance to land seed funding of up to 5000 USD!

Fold
1. Premium access accounts for Hackathon winners
2. Internship and Full-time opportunities eligibility for hackathon winners (higher priority application review)

Wolfram
The Wolfram Award for everyone on the top fifteen teams.

1. This award is for a year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro.

echoAR
Build the best AR/VR application using the echoAR platform!

1. $50 Amazon gift card
2. One-month free Business Tier access
3. A feature in echoAR's newsletter (sent to investors and AR/VR ecosystem)

SashiDo
Machine Learning Challenge

1. Registration to 45-day Sashi-Do free trial and an opportunity to create projects with ML & SashiDo.
2. Top 3 Projects created with SashiDo to be featured on SashiDo's blogpost along with a prize!
3. The winner to be selected through online poll voting on SashiDo socials.
4. Internship Opportunities.

FAQs


1. Who can attend?
Students, professionals, and anybody who is passionate about coding are welcome to contribute and participate in Hack Against Covid (HAC)

2. Do I need to know programming to participate?
No, not at all. Hackathons are the best place to bring together diverse skill sets to solve a common goal. People from all backgrounds including designing, marketing, analysis and entrepreneurship join forces together to visualize a product. We highly encourage you to meet and collaborate with other participants to pitch your idea

3. How can I register for HAC?
Registrations for HAC are open! You can register if you can find the link NOT hidden somewhere in the website.

4. Where is HAC happening and how long is it for?
Keeping your safety and comfort in mind, HAC will be conducted virtually to freely facilitate innovation. This hackathon will be for 50 hours.

5. Is there a way I can communicate with the team and the participants?
Yes. You can get in touch with us after joining our Discord server. Hope to see you there!

6. Is this a team event? What if I do not have a team?
Yes, it is a team event but if going solo is your style, we are all for it. You can also meet new people and find yourself a team through our discord servers before the Hack begins.

7. Are there any prizes?
Yes, The prizes have been linked on the prizes section. Also, there is a plethora of exclusive HAC swag and goodies for every participant.

8. What is the Code of Conduct?
Click here to read our Code of Conduct.
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