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To view a list of shortlisted teams, click here.

The technology ecosystem is well acquainted with unicorns – a start-up valued at over $1 billion. However, there is another breed of unicorns in the technology world – women coders. Any developer meeting will have a room full of men, with, may be a handful of women present, if at all. There have been numerous studies and researches on the subject of getting more and more women into STEM courses. If you look at the statistics on the subject, the number of women in software development is alarmingly low.

But merely shedding light on the matter won’t solve anything. And it’s not just about gender parity or diversity issues, but to bring to the table newer perspectives and thoughts and ideas to the table by bringing in more women to the developer table.

In India, there is just one female engineer for every three male engineers. And out of the 5 million developers currently in India, only 18 % are women. This is an appallingly dismal number! We, as essential parts of the ecosystem, have to take tangible steps to bring in more and more women into the field. As part of this endeavor, Zinnov is excited to announce its first edition of a hackathon, exclusively for women coders, through which we hope to inspire more young women to take up coding.

The event is set to take place on the 2nd and 3rd of June 2018, in Bangalore. We anticipate participation of around 35-40 teams from engineering professionals and final year engineering graduates. Apart from winning cash prizes of ₹150,000, ₹100,000, ₹75,000 for the first three spots respectively, the top 4 contestants will be given an opportunity to be part of a panel discussion at Zinnov Confluence 2018.

Themes

India Stack

Touted by Bill Gates as “India’s shining beacon of technology to propel change,” the India Stack presents unprecedented opportunities for every player in the technology ecosystem. Structured as a set of APIs builton Aadhar data of a billion-strong population, this Stack, allows governments, businesses, start-ups, and developers to utilize this unique digital infrastructure to solve India’s problem...

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Women Security

Fact: About 35% of women across the world experience some form of abuse or physical violence.

Fact: Between 2015 and 2016, the rate of reported crimes against women saw an increase of nearly 11% in India.

With the incidence of assaults and crimes against women on the rise in India as well as globally, women’s safety has taken center stage. Regardless of the social, cultural, and geographical subte...

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Prizes INR 3,25,000 in prizes

Main Prizes
First Prize
INR 1,50,000
Second Prize
INR 1,00,000
Third Prize
INR 75,000

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