UST d3code Campus Hackathon'22

842 Registered Allowed team size: 2 - 4

The idea submission phase is over and participation is closed.

Idea Phase and Team Formation
Online
starts on:
Nov 04, 2022, 12:30 PM
ends on:
Nov 20, 2022, 06:29 PM
24-Hour Finale
Online
starts on:
Dec 11, 2022, 03:30 AM
ends on:
Dec 12, 2022, 06:29 PM

Overview

UST launches the 2nd edition of d3code as part of D3 2022, its annual Developer Conference. d3code, a university hackathon will be open for students currently pursuing Bachelor’s or Master’s technology degree. The competition will provide an avenue for students to put to test their passion for innovation, problem-solving, design thinking, and programming skills while winning amazing prizes in the process. The competition will comprise of one online challenge for 5 teams to compete in the final 24-hour hackathon at UST’s campus in Trivandrum. With this opportunity comes incredible prizes; and finalists will win a conditional job offer at UST and get a chance to be a part of the company’s worldwide journey of transforming lives.

What is hacking? Hacking is coming up with an amazing idea and working persistently on it. It is failing, failing again, and failing better. It is trying new things and learning in the process. It is working together, collaborating and building things that are innovative and forward-thinking. Finally, it is to be a better programmer. With that spirit, UST is conducting a hackathon - UST d3code (‘decode') Campus Hackathon ’22 and invites all developers and hackathon enthusiasts to participate in this year’s iconic challenge.

Timeline & Schedule:

The event will comprise of three rounds. Each shortlisted teams will participate in the first online round before moving on to the next stage. After round one, a video interview for shortlisted teams will be conducted with the top 10 teams and the top 5 shortlisted teams will be progressing to a 24-hour onsite hackathon at the UST Campus in Thiruvananthapuram.

Hackathon Format:

  • Registration (4 Nov - 16 Nov): Register and form teams of two to four members and submit your idea before 16th November 2022
  • Round 1 - Coding Challenge (Nov 18th 11 AM - Nov  20th11:59 PM, IST): A coding challenge link will be shared with all the eligible Team Leaders by 17th Nov. All the team leaders will need to complete the challenge. Your performance in the coding challenge and your ideas will be assessed to determine the shortlisted teams
  • Round 2 (Nov 23rd - Dec 2nd) - Video interview for shortlisted teams 
  • 24 Hour Finale (Dec 11th and Dec 12th ) - Final onsite hackathon 

Theme: 

Metaverse , the idea template can be found here.

Travel reimbursements & Stay: 

Accommodation for all finalists arriving from outside Thiruvananthapuram will be provided at a hotel near UST’s campus between Dec 10th and Dec 12th, 2022 on a double occupancy basis. Note that all finalists are expected to be present at the venue during the 24-hour event. Travel reimbursement will also be available to all finalists from outside Thiruvananthapuram based on actual expense incurred subject to a maximum limit. Specifics will be communicated to finalists in a timely manner prior to the 24-hour hackathon.

Prizes

Main Prizes
First Prize
INR 700000
Second Prize
INR 500000
Third Prize
INR 300000
Special Prizes
Honorary mentions (2)
INR 200000
Potential Job Offer

Additionally, each member of the top 5 finalist teams will receive a job offer (subject to terms and conditions) to join UST India.

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