18th - 20th October

Know Thy Competition

It's time to take your knack for the hack, and put it to good use. With participation from colleges across the nation and developers agnostic to languages and frameworks, you'll not only be brainstroming, but also witnessing a plethora of cool ideas. To add to the experience, we have several workshops and guest lectures being taken up by the industry experts.

The hack is only a small part of the competition. The real spirit lies in building your network in the growing tech community and collaborating with some of the finest minds of the nation. Just remember, taking the Hackathons too seriously defeats the purpose. Save the seriousness for pitching to investors. Hackathons are supposed to be exciting and worthwhile. Keeping an open mind will open new doors, help build new relationships and acquire new skills.

This is the cornerstone of East India's largest hackathon. This is HACK-A-BIT.

If you’re contemplating judging, volunteering, or mentoring, shoot us an email at [email protected]. If your company is interested in becoming a sponsor, check out the sponsorship section below.

The Institution

For over five decades, BIT Mesra (located 16 kms from Ranchi, the Jharkhand state-capital)has been engaged in nurturing minds through a rich heritage of academic excellence. Essentially a hub of bustling student activities, the beautiful campus has been a second-home to thousands of students in their journey to challenge the times. Established in 1955 by the visionary-industrialist Mr. B.M. Birla, it is today one of the most premier engineering destinations in India. Keeping up with the times has never been enough at BIT as it has mostly been either at the top of ranking surveys or the first among initiators of path-breaking ideas.

From the introduction of new academic programmes to re-structuring the current ones, from improving infrastructure to upgrading teaching skills, the students' welfare has always been the focal point in BIT's larger picture. As a result, the Institute enjoys an unsurpassed reputation in academia and corporate circles being the preferred manpower source for many industries not only in India but also abroad. BIT Mesra had been conceived with a vision to be recognized as a world-class learning institution for engineering and technology. But it has moved beyond the fulfilment of a scholastic promise to re-defining education in the new age through creation of aptitude and comprehensive intelligence. Targets are achieved every day, only to make space for newer dreams.

Margaret says 'Hello!'

Meet Margaret, the Penguin Cosmonaut. She's this chubby little Penguin who dreamt high and broke all stereotypes and exceeded all expectations with her achievements.

She's named in honour of NASA's computer scientist Margaret Hamilton.

She was the director of the Software Engineering division of MIT, which developed on flight software for the Apollo 11, becoming the woman responsible for putting 'man' on the moon.

Just like our mascot, she defied stereotypes and made immense contributions to the progress of humanity, at a time when it was difficult for women to do so. Margaret, the Penguin, stands for the same cause of women in tech.

Timeline

Day 0: 17th October 2019

Time Event
17:00 - 20:00 Bit Teams Registration
17:00 - 20:00 Tensorflow Meetup

Day 1: 18th October 2019

Time Event
8:30 - 10:00 Breakfast in community hall
11:00 - 15:00 Team Registration
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
16:00 - 19:00 Opening ceremony
16:45 - 19:45 ICPC
19:00 - 20:00 Talk by Ganpati Panda
20:00 - 21:00 Dinner
22:00 Hack.begin()

Day 2: 19th October 2019

Time Event
8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 - 10:00 Talk by Sarup Banskota
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
15:00 - 16:00 Talk by Ramya Authappan
16:00 - 19:00 Mid Evaluation
19:00 - 20:00 Talk by Mayank Garg
20:00 - 21:00 Dinner
22:30 - 02:00 Twitter Challenge

Day 3: 20th October 2019

Time Event
7:30 - 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 - 13:00 End Evaluation
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 17:00 Closing Ceremony

Prizes



₹ 40,000 Cash
+
Goodies.

WINNERS



₹ 30,000 Cash
+
Goodies.

1st RUNNERS UP



₹ 20,000 Cash
+
Goodies.

2nd RUNNERS UP



₹ 10,000 Cash

BEST HARDWARE HACK



₹ 10,000 Cash

BEST ALL GIRLS TEAM



Goodies worth ₹ 5,000

BEST GARAGE ARTICLE



AMAZON ECHO DOT


RANK 04



BOAT STONE 260 + ROCKERZ 255

RANK 05



REDGEAR MANTA GAMING SET

RANK 06



MI BAND 3


RANK 7-10


Cash Prize - Rs. 20,000

Matic

Cash Prize - Rs. 10,000 for Best Cloud Deployment

ZEIT

Contract Worth €500

PomoDone

Cash Prize
Winners: Rs. 12,000
Runners-Up: Rs. 8,000

ABLY



Crowdera, AWS, GCS, Hubspot credits worth US $5000, $2500, $1000 to the Top 3 Teams

CROWDERA

100$ Cash Prize - Best Bot built using Zulip API

ZULIP

PRIZE MONEY Rs.10,000

RESTDB.IO

1 YEAR LICENSES FOR THE WINNERS

WINDSCRIBE

$1000 CREDITS TO BUGSEE SERVICES FOR THE WINNERS

BUGSEE



BALSAMIQ CLOUD PROMO CODE

BALSAMIQ

INVISION FREE LICENSES

INVISION

FREE LICENSES

JETBRAINS



MATERIAL KIT PRO FOR EACH TEAM



CREATIVE TIM

FREE STANDARD PLAN LICENSES 6-MONTH SUBCRIPTIONS

RESTDB.IO

FREE COURSES AND DISCOUNT COUPONS TO TOP 10 TEAMS

FOXMULA

WILEY BOOKS TO TOP 3 TEAMS

WILEY







Judges & Speakers




Mayank Garg

Data Science Strategist and Consultant at Google
Judge & Speaker
Renowned ML Speaker and Facilitator around the world





Nimesh Ghelani

ML Engineer at Bloomberg LP
Judge
Several Publications on Information Retrieval Systems, including ACM SIGIR 2018




Aaquib Reza Khan

Engineer at Qualcomm
Judge
Embedded Systems, PCB Designing, Microprocessors, Digital Electronics, Digital Signal Processing





Kaustubh Karkare

Senior Software Engineer, Facebook
Judge
Worked at People Insights and Engineering team and helped build internal tools for recruiters and HR
Mentored Bootcamps, Interns and Junior Engineers





Sarup Banskota

Head of Marketing, ZEIT
Speaker
Topic: Alternate Careers: Open Source and Early Stage Startups
Established expertise in OSS
Was Head of Frontend Engineering at Canopy for 3 years





Dharmen Dhulla

Senior Solution Architect, Tech Mahindra
Co-founder DCentrum Community
Judge
Experienced in Public and Private Blockchain frameworks
Responsible for Enterprise Blockchain Platforms Development
Speaker, Panelist, Mentor at Leading Blockchain Events



Ramya Authappan

Engineering Manager, Quality at Gitlab Inc.
Speaker
Topic: DevSecOps @ Gitlab
Overall experience of 10 years in various fields
Has assumed multiple profiles at Gitlab Inc, Freshworks Inc, Chronus, Amazon and Juniper Networks
Director, Chennai at Women Who Code



Highlights

Sponsors

Online Courses Partner


Digital Outreach Partner

Digital Outreach Partner

Events Hosting Partner

Interested in sponsoring HACK-A-BIT?

Just drop a mail at [email protected]

We'll be happy to have you on board.

FAQs