What is Hackverse ?
HackVerse serves as a platform to encourage enthusiastic minds to brainstorm on solutions for challenging issues from all over India. The unified motive of gathering all like-minded hackers to our alma mater, is what led to the creation of the idea in NITK Surathkal, the first of its kind. We’ll provide a platform for innovations, where developers can test and showcase their potential to the best of their abilities. The hackathon will also have keynotes & workshops from executives from the industry.
National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK) is one of the premier engineering institutions in the country. Situated near Mangalore along the coast of the Arabian Sea, NITK is home to some of the brightest young minds of the country engaged in a wide array of disciplines. With a vibrant and robust student body, NITK has been the launchpad for people with great ideas that have grown to be very successful ventures including Practo, Perpule, SaveMonk among others. This year, we celebrate our Diamond Jubilee. To commemorate 60 years of NITK, we aim to gather all like minded hackers to our own institute.
- Is this hackathon an online event or offline?
HackVerse is an offline event and as a participant you will need to be present at NITK campus.
- Who is eligible to apply?
Students enrolled in any college in India can apply for the hackathon.
- Is there any registration fee?
No. Registrations are completely free of cost.
- Will accommodation and food be provided?
Yes. Sure. Sí. हाँ. Absolutely.
- What is the selection criteria?
We are looking for people who innovate and can build crazy, unique solutions to real-world problems. Tell us why you want to be a part of HackVerse, any accomplishments you are proud of and anything else which could strengthen your application.
- How big can a team be?
You can form teams of up to 3 people. Most teams aim to have a mix of people with both design and developer skills.
- Will travel reimbursements be provided?
Reimbursements cannot be guaranteed. However, stay tuned on our social media channels for any updates regarding the same.
- What should I do if I do not have any team yet?
Just fill out the application form and we will match you with the best team possible on site. You could also join our Telegram group to find potential teammates.
- What are the perks of participating in this hackathon?
The hackathon will instantly increase your knowledge and skill level and will serve as a platform to socialize with the tech community. Cash prizes and other perks are in store for the winners and cool swag for all participants.
- Once accepted, what should I bring?
Bring your student ID, laptop and chargers. A pillow and sleeping bag may be useful as well. Please leave anything illegal at home.
- Can I participate without a computer science background?
Yes. Creativity is independent of your technical skills. You can learn the tools and technologies anytime.
- Are there any problem statements for the hackathon?
We believe being forced to build on problem statements limits creativity and participants should have the freedom to express their creativity. However some broad tracks are Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, FinTech, Future Mobility, Algorithms, AR/VR.
- Can I start working on my hack before the event?
No. In the interest of fairness, students should not be working on their projects before the hackathon begins and we do not allow participants to work on pre-existing projects. However, you can familiarize yourself with all the tools and technologies you intend to use beforehand.