Why UtkalHacks?

There are a lot of Hackathons being hosted every now and then. A lot of Developers and Designers get together and build cool stuffs. But the problem here is, it still sound scary and not so welcoming for the beginners yet! Even those who make it to the finals with some great prototypes, they also fail because their prototypes remains prototype, and the story ends there. We are trying to solve this problem by putting up a lot of beginners friendly workshops to on board newcomers. Prior to the Hackathon, participants will be provided with pre-event workshops on some of the most important topics like Front end Development, UI / UX etc, by some of the most prominent speakers.

How we support diversity?

UtkalHacks is dedicated to provide a safe and comfortable environment and harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical, appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, political views etc. It's important because Hackathons are about solving problems, and it's our responsiblity to provide inclusive environments where all genders can flourish.

To ensure this, we have seats reserved for Women and also aim to onboard underprivileged sectioned students who need a platform to build or showcase their work.

  • Encouraging mainly Girl Students and differently abled people to join communities learn, create and share knowledge to inspire other girls to develop themselves.
  • Giving opportunities to girls and differently abled as mentors or speakers to share their experience and knowledge with others.

  • Schedule

    Pre Events Schedule

    • Registration Opens - DD - Feb, 2019

    • Submissions closes - DD - Feb, 2019

    • Registration Closes - DD - Feb, 2019

    • Registration Opens - DD - Feb, 2019

    • Submissions closes - DD - Feb, 2019

    • Registration Closes - DD - Feb, 2019

    Hackathon Schedule

    • Registration Opens - DD - Feb, 2019

    • Submissions closes - DD - Feb, 2019

    • Registration Closes - DD - Feb, 2019

    • Registration Opens - DD - Feb, 2019

    • Submissions closes - DD - Feb, 2019

    • Registration Closes - DD - Feb, 2019




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    Artificial Intelligence



    Upcoming Events

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    DevOps with Atlassian

  • Introduction to Agile software development.
  • SCRUM principles
  • Managing remote team using Trello & Slack.
  • Introduction to Jira & Bitbucket Software.
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    MongoDB Bootcamp

  • MongoDB Basics
  • MongoDB for Node JS Developers

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    MLH LocalHost

    In this workshop, participants will explore the basics of Node.js and Express by making a HackerLog web app. You’ll guide them through setting up their JavaScript development environments, installing Visual Studio Code, downloading and testing an app locally, and seamlessly deploying it with Microsoft Azure.

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    NodeJS Bootcamp

  • Why Node JS?
  • Introduction to Node JS
  • Tooling & set-up
  • Node Basics
  • Introduction to Node Modules & NPM
  • Introduction to asynchronous programming
  • Build a Shopify with Node & Express

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    Get Groovy with JavaScript

  • Javascript fundamentals
  • Build awesome hacks with JS
  • Modern JS

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    Blockchain 101

  • Blockchain Foundations
  • Brief history of Blockchain
  • What is Decentralisation?
  • What is Ledgers and Distributed Ledgers?
  • What is Blockchain and How it looks like?
  • Hash functions, public key & private key.
  • Cryptocurrency in today’s world.
  • Knowing Smart contracts.
  • Bitcoin vs Ethereum.
  • Introduction to Ethereum.
  • Blockchain use cases.
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    Google AR Core

  • Introduction to AR/VR.
  • AR core overview.
  • Past event Speakers

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    Nirmal Hota
    Technical Project Lead at Mindfire Solutions
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    Tadit Das
    Author, TEDx Speaker, Microsoft MVP, DZone MVB, Sr. Software Engineer at Mindfire Solutions
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    Surya Narayan Barik
    Software Engineer(R&D) at ProcessMAP Corporation
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    Jayant Rajwani
    Software Developer Engineer at INTELLIBOT.IO
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    Abhijeet Patnaik
    Master's of technology (M. tech) from SOA University.



    Everyone is welcome to apply, be it students, professionals. If you are under 18 years of age, we’ll need a parental consent form.
    We’re looking for people who "do"! Those who are passionate enough to work on crazy world-changing ideas. We’ll get to know more about your abilities from the past projects, GitHub profile, participation/awards in other hackathons.
    The application portal will be closed on March 9th at 11:59pm IST. We evaluate applications on a rolling basis and acceptances will be sent every weekend via email. The sooner you apply, the better chances you have of acceptance. Once accepted, you’ll have three days to confirm your attendance.
    Admission to UtkalHacks is completely free, thanks to our sponsors! We'll provide you with schwag, meals, drinks, snacks and a place to rest when you need a break from coding.
    You can form teams of up to 4 people. Most teams aim to have a mix of people with both design and developer skills.
    A valid government issued photo ID, laptop, phone, chargers, any sleeping equipment you might want (we'll be providing mattresses) and a geeky t-shirt!
    Not to worry, most people don’t! We’ll have team formation and ideation events geared towards helping you find people to work with.
    Then we're so glad UtkalHacks will be your first ever! It’s helpful to have some programming or technical experience, but it’s not a requirement. We’ll have talks, mentors and workshops to help you with your project.
    No. In the interest of fairness, students should not be working on their projects before UtkalHacks begins and we do not allow participants to work on pre-existing projects. However, you can familiarize yourself with all the tools and technologies you intend to use beforehand!
    A panel of some of the professional names in tech will evaluate hacks based on creativity, technical difficulty, design, and usefulness. The top 3 overall projects will demo what they have built in front of all of UtkalHacks during our closing ceremonies. New judges will be announced on a rolling basis on Twitter and Facebook, so make sure to follow us!