May 25, 2018
Music is the universal language of mankind—a great uniter. It’s astonishing how music can connect souls, overcome barriers, and bring people closer. It is something that people who differ on anything and everything can have in common. The World Music Hackathon is a festival of music, innovation, and creativity. We are pushing down the boundaries […]
December 29, 2017
Companies amass specialized knowledge with time and can address significant challenges by themselves within clearly defined contexts. Innovation, on the other hand, is a challenge because companies are unaware where these pockets of knowledge exist. Managers do not know, what skill-sets they might have within their reach, how to evaluate solutions, how to integrate these […]
November 22, 2017
Preparation is the key to success at hackathons. With the right strategy and preparation, your team can win any hackathon. Here are 5 things you can do, before the hackathon to stay ahead of the competition:   1) Get the right people onboard Get started by forming the right team. Attract the right talent to […]
November 22, 2017
Everyone wants to be a winner. However, in both life and hackathons, victory comes to those who want it the most. With limited time to solve problems, and submit prototypes, a hackathon is an ultimate test of skills and endurance. Here is what you can do to win your next hackathon:    1) Plan to […]
November 22, 2017
There are always these small annoying hurdles while participating in a hackathon that sometimes make everything so difficult; they eat into your precious hacking hours! However, with this list of hacks, you will know what best practices should be followed and what preparations need to be done while participating in a hackathon. Not only that, […]
November 10, 2017
Hackathons have become increasingly popular over the years. On a superficial level, a hackathon is still seen as a one-off annual event or a PR stunt. According to the 2017 Global hackathon report, more than 50% of hackathons conducted worldwide are recurring events. Companies such as Facebook and Cognizant use hackathons as tools for sustained […]
October 31, 2017
A bit of history Rewind a few years, 1975 to be exact. That’s when the Homebrew Computer Club, “a grassroots group of hardware hackers in the Silicon Valley who kickstarted the personal computer revolution,” met in a Menlo Park garage. Perhaps, this gathering of brilliant minds is the first building block of an “event” that […]
September 29, 2017
Studies show that hackathons seem to be the most effective method to acquire and engage developer talent for open APIs. Introduction The star working behind the scenes, connecting devices, databases, and applications, application programming interfaces (APIs) are super-efficient “messengers” vital to organizations across sectors; for reuse in useful, interesting apps (tools and widgets), APIs allow […]
September 27, 2017
Innovation was the focal point of IndiaHacks 2017, the fourth edition of HackerEarth’s country-wide event, conducted in partnership with IBM and Honeywell. The two-day event dedicated to programming was conducted on the 8th and 9th of September 2017 in Bangalore. The two-day event included a hackathon, two online programming challenges, and a tech conference. The event […]
September 12, 2017
Over 80% of the Fortune 100 companies conduct hackathons. There are over 1000+ hackathons conducted every year around the world and 48.5% of them are conducted by private companies. Yet, hackathon is still an underutilized tool when it comes to corporate innovation. Source: Global Hackathon Report. When asked what a hackathon is, the common definition […]