About UtkalHacks

Setting up milestones has always been the goal of Emisha. Now it's time for the most premier event brought to you by our community. So, get your adrenaline up and gear up for the first ever Hackathon at Silver City of Odisha, taking place from 15th - 17th of March.

Last date of Registration is 10th March at 11.59 PM.

How we support diversity?

UtkalHacks is dedicated to providing 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 responsibility to provide inclusive environments where all genders can flourish. 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

    • Build and Deploy NodeJS Apps - 24th Feb, 2019

    • AR Vision - 28th Feb, 2019

    • ThinkDesign #1 - 2nd March, 2019

    • Conversational UI - 3rd March, 2019

    • ThinkDesign #2 - 6th March, 2019

    • Front-end - 9th March, 2019

    • Introduction to Agile & DevOps - 15th March, 2019

    Hackathon Schedule

    • Registration Opens - 23rd Feb, 2019

    • Registration Closes - 10th March, 2019

    • 15th Mar - Talk Sessions from 9 AM to 6 PM

    • 16th Mar - Check-in at 8 AM and Hack Begins

    • 17th Mar - Hack Ends at 2 PM

    • 17th Mar - Submission and Prize Distribution by 6 PM


    1st - ₹ 30,000/-

    2nd - ₹ 20,000/-

    3rd - ₹ 10,000/-




    Machine Learning

    Artificial Intelligence



    Upcoming Events

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    Build and Deploy NodeJS Apps

    Event Date: 24th Feb

    Venue: Trident Academy of Technology

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

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    AR Vision

    Event Date: 28th February

    Venue: Gandhi Institute for Technological Advancement (GITA), BBSR

    In this event we will be putting focus on and get on with glimpse into Augmented Reality and virtual reality and also we will be getting to know the benefits and uses of AR and its impact in today's technology

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    Conversational UI

    Event Date: 3rd March

    Venue: Ravenshaw University, Cuttack

  • Building conversational experiences
  • Conversational design intro
  • Build Actions for the Google Assistant
  • Creating your own actions for Google Assistant.
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    ThinkDesign- #1

    Event Date: 6th March

    Venue: Ravenshaw University, Cuttack

    Introduction to Design thinking. Different disciplines of design Double diamond structure for problem-solving Data gathering 5. Ideation and brainstorming Creating mockups Workshop on how can we leverage Figma for Prototyping.
  • Bring your laptops charged!
  • Visit www.figma.com, signup and install Figma for desktop.
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    Event Date: 9th March

    Venue: Ravenshaw University, Cuttack

    Javascript fundamentals Build awesome hacks with JS Modern JS React Boot Camp Component UI with JSX Style react components
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    Introduction to Agile & DevOps

    Event Date: 15th of March

    Venue: Ravenshaw University, Cuttack

    This is a workshop to help participants to understand Agile, DevOps, DevOps culture and Practices. This workshop is full of fun as well as provides introduction session on Continuous Development, Continuous Testing, Continuous Integration, and Continuous Deployment.

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

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    Karan Shaw
    Cognitive Engineer at Nexright Solutions
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    Tadit Das
    Sr. Software Engineer at Mindfire Solutions
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    Surya Narayan Barik
    Software Engineer(R&D) at ProcessMAP Corporation



    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 10th 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!


    Ravenshaw Convention Centre (Seven Pillars of Wisdom)

    Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, Odisha

    India, 753003