Overview

At the #UnitedbyHCL Hackathon hosted at Old Trafford, HCL Technologies is inviting modern-day innovators such as yourself to solve real-world problems posed by the world’s biggest brands using Artificial Intelligence or Predictive Analytics or AR / VR or UI/UX or Blockchain, etc.

How can you start?

This hackathon is conducted in two phases:
1. Online Idea Submission (Phase 1)
2. 24-Hour Offline Hackathon (Phase 2)

Phase 1 is live now.
1. Choose a theme and challenge of your choice from resource center.
2. Submit your idea by following this template based on your selected theme.

Under each theme, the companies offer multiple challenges. You have to choose just one. You can participate as an individual or be part of a team (max. 4).

Then, what’s next?

Once your idea gets shortlisted, you will:
1. Get an all-expenses paid trip to Manchester, UK, to participate in the 24-hr offline round to be held on June 1, 2017.
2. Be a step closer to winning 10,000 USD and many more prizes.

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Themes

Choose any one of the challenges provided by the world’s top brands below and do check out the Resources Tab for detailed information on these problem statements.

Automation
Sub-Themes
Service modelling
Discussion Forum for Community assistance
Efficient time scheduling & resource management

Challenge 1: Service modelling – For DRYiCE
Service modelling on the top of a dependency graph of a service available in a CMDB

Challenge 2: Discussion Forum for Community assistance – For DRYiCE
Build a discussion forum for all users of the community seeking assistance

Challenge 3: Efficient time scheduling & resource management for Miners – For Sasol
Develop a prototype enabling managers h...

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Artificial Intelligence
Sub-Themes
In Game AI Companion
Synthesize Quality Content
Create an Assistive Chatbot
Predictive Analysis

Challenge 1: In Game AI Companion – For Ubisoft
Develop a prototype AI backed companion which would help increase engagement of gamers.

Challenge 2: Synthesize Quality Content – For Ubisoft
Develop a prototype crawler tool backed by smart rating algorithm to synthesize quality content from various sources available on the internet for given search query.

Challenge 3: Create an Assistive Chatbo...

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AR/VR
Sub-Themes
Mixed Reality Education

Mixed Reality Education – For Ubisoft
Develop a prototype comprising educational experience based on mixed reality.

UI/UX
Sub-Themes
Trackside Wayfinding
Second screen viewing at trackside
Office Navigator

Challenge 1: Trackside Wayfinding – For Formula E
Build a web and/or app based solution which informs race-goers of essential race-day information.

Challenge 2: Second screen viewing at trackside – For Formula E
Develop a prototype app solution that broadcasts 4 camera feeds to the smart-phones of each race-goer via local area network.

Challenge 3: Office Navigator
Build a prototype around indoo...

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Blockchain
Sub-Themes
Blockchain prototype

Blockchain prototype - For the Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Build a prototype around blockchain technology to make various banking components transparent, decentralized, and efficient.

Note: Candidates are free to bring any creative solution around blockchain and banking.

opens at:
17 Mar, 2017, 01:30 PM
closes on:
30 Apr, 2017, 01:29 PM
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