UST d3code Campus Hackathon'22

842 Registered Allowed team size: 2 - 4
842 Registered Allowed team size: 2 - 4

Winners are announced.

Idea Phase and Team Formation
starts on:
Nov 04, 2022, 12:30 PM UTC (UTC)
ends on:
Nov 20, 2022, 06:29 PM UTC (UTC)
24-Hour Finale
starts on:
Dec 11, 2022, 03:30 AM UTC (UTC)
ends on:
Dec 12, 2022, 04:05 AM UTC (UTC)


Terms & Conditions

A team participating in the UST D3 Hackathon ("event") shall be referred to as “team” and an individual in a team as “participant”. All the teams and individuals will be referred to as “participants”. By registering to participate in the event, participants acknowledge and agree to the following terms and conditions (hereinafter referred to as the “D3 Hackathon terms and conditions").

  1. D3CODE is a team event and teams can consist of at least two team members to a maximum of four members. While it is highly recommended that teams be limited to a maximum of four members, exceptions can be made for teams to have more than four members on a case-by-case basis. Contact the D3 committee in case you need to have a team of more than four members.
  2. All members in a team should have a programming background and should be able to program in a well known and commonly used programming language such as Java, JavaScript, TypeScript, Python, R, Scala, Go, Kotlin, PHP, C, C++, HTML, SQL etc. Exception to this rule is if a team member, only one, is a designer and has expertise with design tools such as Adobe, Sketch, Balsamiq, InVision etc. 
  3. Changes to team members are not permitted after November 7th, 2022, 5 PM IST.
  4. The event is open to undergraduate and graduate students at Indian universities and colleges. 
  5. There is no age restriction to attend the hackathon. In case you are under 18, your parents/legal guardian should contact UST to request and fill a waiver form authorizing you to attend the hackathon.
  6. Individuals who have already participated in D3CODE in the past or who have previously been employed with UST are not eligible.
  7. UST will use the HackerEarth platform for registration and conducting the online portions of the hackathon.
  8. Teams will need to register on the HackerEarth portal. Each team will also need to register all members of the team, and provide proof of status as a student for each member of the team. Participants will be required to upload a scanned copy of their student ID card. Student IDs without a photograph will not be accepted. If the official Student ID does not include a photograph, the participant will be required to obtain authorization from the college or university on ID card template provided by UST.
  9. Each participant can be part of only one team.
  10. Each team shall participate through a single HackerEarth account. Please note that UST in its sole discretion may disqualify any team or participant who attempts to participate in the event through multiple D3 Hackathon accounts.
  11. There is no fee to participate in the event and no fees of any kind will be charged before or after the event.
  12. By registering for the D3 Hackathon participants agree to allow UST to retrieve team details and a participant’s name, email ID, institute, contact number, city, state, highest qualification, specialization and year of graduation from the HackerEarth platform. HackerEarth does not have the right to use this information for purposes outside of the D3 Hackathon.
  13. Participants who provide incomplete, false, erroneous, fraudulent, forged, and tampered information will not be accepted and will be disqualified.
  14. D3CODE comprises of three qualifying rounds culminating with an onsite Hackathon. The D3CODE event will be conducted on a private account of an established hackathon platform. Teams will register on the platform and fill out a questionnaire detailing a product idea aligned with the theme. 
    • Round 1: Programming Challenge – A team event open to all registered teams comprising of three programming challenges of increasing complexity and difficulty. 
    • Round 2: Video Interview – The Top 10 teams based on round 1 results and quality of their idea are invited to attend a video interview. 
    • Round 3: Hackathon - Video interviews are reviewed along with the ideas and the scores from the programming challenges and the top 5 teams are selected and invited to the onsite hackathon, a 24-hour event where each team is provided a key concept area from their idea that they need to develop. 
  15. UST will sponsor the travel for the top 5 five teams to Trivandrum. UST will seek information such as gender and meal preference to make travel arrangements. All teams are advised to bring their own laptop with necessary software for the event.
  16. Participants must ensure they have access to stable Internet connection during the online challenge rounds.
  17. Participants represent and warrant that the assets used or developed during the event do not infringe on the intellectual property or proprietary rights of any third party, including, without limitation, any third party, patents, copyrights, or trademarks.
  18. If and when a Team is declared a winner, the team and its members must acknowledge and agree, in consideration of entering this event, that (a) he or she will not develop or submit the same or similar entity in any other competition, or similar event organized by any third party, and (b) all intellectual property rights in the entry submitted by the participant shall vest exclusively with UST.
  19. All data sets or platforms made available by UST to participants during or in connection with the event shall remain the sole and exclusive property of UST. The data sets and platforms should not be stored, reverse-engineered, copied, deduced, extracted, or replicated in any manner or medium whatsoever by the participants.
  20. A participant may be disqualified on grounds that include, but are not limited to, unlawful, obscene or inappropriate actions, fraud, dishonesty, misappropriation or infringement of the intellectual property of others and/or any failure to comply with the D3 Hackathon terms and conditions.
  21. UST shall not be liable for any damages or claims that might arise or occur during or in connection with the event.
  22. Each participant in the event agrees to immediately notify UST in the event that he or she becomes aware of any unauthorized use of any participant’s identity or any other breach of security related to the event.
  23. While UST will take all reasonable precautions to protect data, Participants acknowledge that data transmission over the Internet or any data storage system is not completely secure. UST does not take responsibility for the security of the content and subsequent use of the content submitted by the participants during the D3 Hackathon account or through the HackerEarth portal.
  24. Participants shall indemnify and hold UST harmless from and against any third-party claims arising from any act committed by any participant during the event.
  25. Participants shall not transfer their rights to access to another person unless they have obtained explicit consent from UST in writing to do so.
  26. Participants agree that any pictures taken within the course of the event may be used by UST for future promotional, marketing, publicity, and recruitment purposes, and participants waive any claim to remuneration for such use.
  27. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth here, the event grants participants a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right to access the event site and the content therein. Participants agree not to interrupt or attempt to interrupt the operation of the event website in any manner.
  28. Participants may not download, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, duplicate, or publish any information present on the event website. Any unauthorized use of the event website or its contents shall lead to termination of the access granted by UST.
  29. Participants have to abide by all applicable laws and rules.
  30. All decisions of UST will be final with respect to any aspect of the event including selection or rejection of a Team or a Participant.
  31. Any dispute, claim or difference arising out of or in connection with this Term and Conditions, including any question regarding its existence or validity, shall be referred to and finally resolved by arbitration under the Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996 by a sole arbitrator appointed by a Director of US Technology International Private Limited. The seat of the arbitration shall be in Trivandrum. The language to be used in the arbitration shall be English.
  32. UST reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time on its discretion. Your continued use of the event site after the posting of any amended terms and conditions shall constitute your agreement to be bound by any such changes.
  33. The winning team members needs to submit the copy of their PAN to the company as a precondition for release of prize money.


Code of Conduct

  1. UST and the D3CODE organizing committee is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, nationality or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of hackathon participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for any hackathon venue, including hacks, talks, workshops, parties, social media and other online media. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event.
  1. Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, nationality, or religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, photography or audio/video recording against reasonable consent, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Photography is encouraged, but other participants must be given a reasonable chance to opt out from being photographed. If they object to the taking of their photograph, comply with their request. It is inappropriate to take photographs in contexts where people have a reasonable expectation of privacy (in bathrooms or where participants are sleeping).
  2. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. As this is a hackathon, we like to explicitly note that the hacks created at our hackathon are equally subject to the anti-harassment policy. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the D3CODE organizing staff immediately. UST will be happy to help participants contact any local security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the hackathon. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, D3CODE organizers may take any action they deem appropriate. This includes warning the offender, expulsion from the hackathon or reporting their behavior to local law enforcement.
  3. While we value your participation, we expect participants to follow these rules through all rounds of the event


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