The Annual hackathon of MSIT
Part of the technical fest Avensis
January 09-10, 2019

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The College Hackathon

In the context of a hackathon, the word "hack" is used to describe how multiple technologies can be used together in a new and innovative way. Teams of up to three people work on innovative software and hardware solutions to real-world problems. These projects range in platform and application, including elements of web development, mobile applications, drones, and more.

However, many times the most important aspect of a hackathon is the community it generates and skills that inexperienced hackers walk away with.

See this for a good explanation.




9th and 10th
January 2019
10:00 AM


Room: 06
C-4 Janak Puri,
New Delhi,

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Day 1

  1. 09:00 AM : On-spot Registrations Starts
  2. 10:00 AM : Team Formation / Hacking Starts
  3. Discussion with mentors
  4. 2:30 PM : Luncheon
  5. Hack the whole day
  6. 5:00 PM Winding up starts

Day 2

  1. 9:00 AM Hacking resumes
  2. Debugging
  3. Finalizing hacks
  4. 10:30 AM Pitching time
  5. 12:30 PM Results declaration
  6. 1:00 PM Event concludes

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Q. What should I bring?

  • Laptop with charger
  • Mobile with charger
  • Optional :
    • Ethernet cable
    • Pendrive
    • Pen and paper

Q. What are some IMPORTANT RULES that has to be followed ?

  • Teams if found cheating and plagiarism will be disqualified immediately.
  • BitBucket/Gitlab will be used for Source Code management.
  • No commits after 11 PM for day1
  • Idea should be unique .
  • Time for improvement of idea will be given next day at 9 to 11 AM

Q. What if I don’t have a team or an idea?

If you don’t have a team now, we'll help you out building a team on the spot!

Q. How many people per team?

Maximum 4 students per team. You may also hack solo if you wish.

Q. Should I bring extra hardware?

Yes, you may bring additional hardware if you have a project in mind that requires it.

Q. What should I prepare prior to the event?

It’s a good idea to setup your computer with some development software like:

  • Your favourite IDE
  • A version control tool (git)
  • Any other softwares/Libraries/APIs that you may need

Q. Should I start my project before the hackathon?

No. All work on projects should be done at the event. You can read up on different APIs and frameworks but all code should be written during WhatTheHack@Msit.

Q. What do I get by attending WhatTheHack@Msit?

Pretty much everything from socializing with fellow hacker community to internships offers from some cool startups. And yeah awesome prizes too!

Q. What are the themes?

  • Smart City
  • Jukebox
  • Bots
  • Health
  • AI
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
  • Security and Safety

Q. Who can participate?

Any college or university students are welcome to participate! If you are passionate about programming and are interested in new technologies, we invite you to join WhatTheHack@Msit!

Q. How much will it cost?

Absolutely nothing! :D

Q. Will I need to pay for food?

Nope! Food is on us.

Q. What if I'm new to programming?

That's totally ok! Hackathons are a great place to learn. We're going to have tutorials and mentors to support you during the event.

Q. How will my project be judged?

Industry experts will browse the demos at the end of the event, asking questions and choosing their favorites. From these selections, the best-of-the-best will be selected as winners.

Q. What if this FAQ didn’t answer my questions?

Reach out to us at hemant.gr6@gmail.com for any other queries!

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Maharaja Surajmal Institute of Technology

C-4 Janak Puri,

New Delhi, 110058