Welcome to Hackathon Forum

“Hackathon” was coined from “hack” and “marathon”. Do not worry, the word “hack” in this context, relates to programming. “A hackathon, hackfest or codefest, is a sprint-like event, in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, collaborate intensively on software projects” – Wikipedia Hackathon is a very long collaborative exploration by subject experts , in order to…

My First Hackathon

It all converges here, all the blogging and marketing strategies for the past couple of months. Being my first hackathon experience, I would say it was best of both worlds. One was the euphoria of a new experience, the other was the disappointment of changing your plans at the eleventh hour. We had the briefing…

Virtual to Reality

Should you be interested in Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and many more, then we’ve got your back. Several VR hackathons are being organised all around the world, to provide an environment for programmers, tech developers, UI/ UX designers, tech enthusiasts, professionals and students, to develop creative, innovative and disruptive solutions for…

Rise Hackathon at Barclays

Barclays have joined the hackathon train. At their first edition which was held in Mumbai (India) and Manchester (UK), more than 1,000 Fintech participants took part in the 36-hour event, to develop innovative products that would revolutionise the banking industry. Reports from Barclays stated that ‘Rise Hackathon’, the open innovation programme, was designed to address the threats…

Can we date?

Someone said Cupid could be a programmer in disguise. Really? Well, for those who are too shy to explore the traditional method of asking someone out, and don’t want to appear as desperate for using the dating apps or services, we just might have found the right tech-based solution for you. If you are not aware, the…

Win a Drone at FinTech Hackathon

“FinTech” is the latest buzzword in the financial ecosystem. It is the short form of “Financial Technology”. The FinTech industry consists of a breed of companies (startups and established), harnessing innovation and technology to optimise/disrupt the delivery of financial services. The MIT Sloan FinTech club is set for its first FinTech hackathon on Feb. 24–26, 2017. It promises…

Comedy Hack Day

On this Valentine’s Day, let’s relax and have some fun. Today, I present to you the “Comedy Hack Day“. This is a special version of hackathon where comedians and developers come together to develop hilarious apps and hardware. Afterwards, they present their projects to the audience in a humorous, but nerdy atmosphere. Hackathons could be boring…

Credit Suisse completes global blockchain hackathon

Recently, the Swiss Bank, Credit Suisse, held a global hackathon to find cost-effective and efficient use of applications, by exploring the R3’s Corda distributed ledger platform. A post on R3 website shows teams for India, the U.S., Poland and Great Britain participated to find cost savings under a 20:20 framework. The teams were required to come up with…

AirAsia to host its first hackathon

  Budget airline AirAsia is the latest corporate to get into hackathons. The company just revealed plans to host its first-ever hack event on March 18 at its headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. via AirAsia is hosting its first hackathon — TechCrunch  

Hackathon at Facebook

Hackathons are now regular events at Facebook. The company has successfully integrated the events to become a tradition which occurs every other month. Every now and then, the company’s employees explore new ideas, while competing in a relaxed atmosphere.You know what? Majority of the features on Facebook actually came during the previous editions of the hackathons. Facebook live…