Common questions and answers about the event
What is Techspectations Media Hackathon ?
The word "hackathon" is a portmanteau of the words "hack" meaning tool or solution, and "marathon". Hacking refers to innovative teamwork to develop solutions (hacks) to an existing problem in a short time-frame. Techspectations Media Hackathon would
be held in Kochi on November 12th, 2016. There are opportunities to interact with other developers, build something cool and win exciting prizes.
Who’s organizing this hackathon?
This hackathon is organised by manoramaonline.com
How do I sign up for the event ?
You could sign up here by October 25th 2016. Based on the qualification process, you would receive an email letting you know about your selection and a link to RSVP. We would be restricting entries at the venue to participants who have RSVP’d and confirmed
their attendance. Since there would not be any on-the-spot registrations, you would have to confirm your attendance via the link in the email by midnight, October 31st 2016.
How would I know if I have been selected ?
Qualification for the hackathon would be based on a ranking process that would take into account
- Skills and Expertise
- GitHub / Bitbucket Profiles
- LinkedIn Profile
You would receive an
email letting you know about your selection and a link to RSVP.
Can I get a head start on my hack?
We recognise that it would not always be possible to build a working prototype in a one-day hackathon. Hence you would be allowed to bring in prior art. However it'd be required of you to have a spec of what would be built on the hackathon day and what
was built before. Judging will take into account how much of the product was built on the hackathon day.
No, We dont provide travel reimbursement.
What should I build?
This would be a media hackathon and you can build any web, mobile applications or platforms in the language of your choice based on the themes/tracks given.
Can I use external APIs, services and SDKs?
Manoramaonline.com would provide you an api playground with the details of apis that'd would be made available during the time-frame of the hackathon. You are also encouraged to use any 3rd party services, APIs, open source projects, libraries, and frameworks
as long as they are publicly available on the web.
When and where is the event?
Saturday, November 12th 2016 at Hotel Avenue Center, Panampilly Nagar, Cochin, Kerala - 682036
Will there be wireless Internet access?
Yes, although you might want to consider bringing a back up just in case our's fails at any point.
How big can my team be?
Teams can be anywhere from one to five members. All members must register and RSVP for the event.
What are the demos like?
You'll have 120 seconds to pitch to a panel of judges. You'll be provided with A/V support, a microphone, and a projector. Judges will evaluate your hack based on level of completion, novelty of the idea, uniqueness, usefulness, creativity and cleverness
Do I need to pay for this event?
Nope, It’s totally free!
Do you have a Code of Conduct?
Yes, click here to read our code of conduct
Will there be food?
Yes, Don’t worry - we’ll provide full meals throughout the hackathon . You wont be hungry.