RISC-V Linux Hackathon

61 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 2
61 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 2

This campaign is over.

starts on:
Dec 04, 2018, 06:00 PM ()
ends on:
Dec 05, 2018, 11:00 PM ()


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RISC-V (pronounced “risk-five”) is a free and open ISA enabling a new era of processor innovation through open standard collaboration. In this Hackathon you are tasked with adding to the RISC-V Linux community. You will be hacking on a soft RISC-V cpu running Linux on the low cost Avalanche FPGA board.

You could implement an application using one of these peripherals, Pmod Ambient Light Sensor or Adafruit Neopixel Shield. Your hack could be a software-based solution which adds to the RISC-V Linux ecosystem, such as a security solution, a unique bootloader or other. Alternatively, you could implement a hardware hack by bringing an Arduino shield, Mikrobus or PMOD peripheral and create a solution.

However, these are just suggestions. You can build anything that could prove to be useful. Eligible participants in this hackathon will be invited to the RISC-V Summit 2018 Expo floor which will be held in the Santa Clara Convention Center on Dec 4-5th.

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Contribute to the RISC-V ecosystem by hacking on a soft RISC-V core running Linux on a low cost FPGA board.

You can visit the resource center or check the overview section to get more insights.


Main Prizes
Visa gift card
USD 1000
Visa gift card
USD 500
Visa gift card
USD 250
Special Prizes
Exciting Goodie Bags for all participants

Contents of the goodie bag:

  • String bag
  • Sandisk Connect Wireless Stick
  • Water Bottle
  • Tshirt
  • Spinner
  • BT remote camera shutter
  • Webcam slide cover

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Help & Support

Please contact event admin
Saurabh Siddhartha at saurabh@hackerearth.com
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