Remember that hackathons are like marathons. Some
people go to compete but most people take part to better themselves and have
fun. Whatever the reason is you're at a hackathon, make sure you're upholding
the hacker spirit by collaborating with other teams, helping beginners, and
time for Hackathon will be 9 P.M sharp. The venue of the competition/workshop
will be announced soon.
should be made up exclusively of students (or recent graduates within one year
of having graduated) .
members should be present at the event. Leaving the venue for some time to hack
elsewhere is fine.
can of course gain advice and support from organizers, volunteers, sponsors,
work on a project should be done at the hackathon.
can use an idea they had before the event.
can work on ideas that have already been done. Hacks do not have to be
“innovative”. If somebody wants to work on a common idea they should be allowed
to do so and should be judged on the quality of their hack. These days it’s
hard to find something that’s fully original and teams might not know an idea
has been done before anyway.
can work on an idea that they have worked on before (as long as they do not
can use libraries, frameworks, or open-source code in their projects. Working
on a project before the event and open-sourcing it for the sole purpose of
using the code during the event is against the spirit of the rules and is not
new features to existing projects is allowed. Judges only consider new
functionality introduced or new features added during the hackathon in
determining the winners.
A video demonstrating the working model of your
application is to be submitted to the event coordinators. The judging criteria
is as follows
The final judgement will be done on how close is the
application is to solving the problem statement
This is a team contest, so registration is needed for the team to participate.
Each team will be provided with only one computer, use of internet is allowed.
The Contest will be of 3-5 hrs (Yet to be decided) consisting of 5 problems.
You are allowed to bring a cheat sheet along with you to help yourself with algorithm
Please do not discuss strategy, suggestions or tips in the comments during a live contest. Posting questions clarifying the problem statement is ok. If you are unsure, email us.
Almost all languages supported on CodeChef are allowed.
Each program will be tested based on our critical test data. However output and input should be exactly as specified in the samples provided
•All the problems have same points alloted to them.
•Users are ranked according to the most problems solved. Ties will be broken by the total time for each user in ascending order of time
•The total time is the sum of the time consumed for each problem solved. The time consumed for a solved problem is the time elapsed from the beginning of the contest to the submission of the first accepted run plus 20 penalty minutes for every previously rejected run for that problem(Wrong answer, Time limit exceeded, Runtime Error). There is no time consumed for a problem that is not solved.
•The decision of the organizers in declaring the results will be final. No queries in this regard will be entertained.
•Any participant found to be indulging in any form of malpractice will be immediately disqualified.