Hackathons

June 20, 2016
Do you remember an article the Forbes digital edition published last year(2015) titled “Every Company’s Now A Technology Company…”? One thing is certain—as each day goes by, this statement sounds more and more cliched; as we already see companies responding to this shift faster than we ever thought. Right now, companies of all kinds are constantly investing […]
May 16, 2016
It’s been awhile since we conducted IndiaHacks 2016, India’s largest developer hackathon, and I think the event hangover has subdued. All this while lots of people have reached out to us, asking for suggestions or tips, on conducting hackathons. After having been part of so many hackathons myself, it’s safe to think that I can […]
March 7, 2016
Bright minds exist everywhere and technological expertise is an abundance, what usually falls short is the correct recognition, strengthening and harnessing of these skills. The NASSCOM IT service council has thus taken up an initiative to enhance technology skills by providing a platform to showcase them. They are inviting and rewarding highly skilled people in […]
November 5, 2015
Hackathons have long been much talked about events, they have been established as superior tests of wit. With over 100s of participants, amazing prizes up for grabs and soaring competition, the hackathon is a great ground for ideas and innovation. Hackathons are usually accompanied with lots of excitement and stress levels are high too, owing […]
October 31, 2015
Hackathons were first introduced in 1999 by OpenBSD. A few months later, Sun microsystems conducted another hackathon and took the concept forward. 16 years and several thousands of  hackathons later, the history of hackathons takes pride in giving some great products to the world. GroupMe, Docracy, Zaarly are some of the great products built at […]
October 15, 2015
For the longest time, game developers have been part of a closed community, mostly working for select organizations, specific target audience and on set technologies. Recent years have seen the community grow. The industry witnessed a sea of change with the smartphone revolution. Current scenario? The possibilities are endless. With games like Farmville, Angry Birds, […]
August 24, 2015
  "The Secret lives of Hackathon junkies" The above link was intentionally put there. This article has been shared by many prominent hackathon goers. Being in the business of hackathons, I had to know what this was about. The article is the experience of a journalist who was a part of a week long hackathon. […]
June 6, 2015
This is already one of the biggest hackathons that we've ever conducted. But with big things, there will be some glitches. There were a lot of queries raised about the usage of the Aadhaar APIs. Apart from the hugely interactive mentor hours session, Ashok Ayengar from Khosla Labs has put out a great resource, which […]
April 4, 2015
On a lazy Bangalore afternoon, I was scrolling down my Facebook news feed, when I saw this post by Kasey Robinson.   I had never heard of such a thing. Forget finding love in the club, finding love at a Hackathon is unheard of! I had to know more about this story, so I reached […]
March 16, 2015
There are no men and women, there are only people. Similarly, in the IT industry, there should be no women or men, only programmers. Yes, there's a massive discrepancy in the gender ratio and men do have a lot on their plate to fix this but women have their part in this. Women must believe […]