100 Teams
Will code at HackDtu
195476 Lines Of Code
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24 Hours
Time to hack
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  • 03:00 pm
    Check in
  • 03:30 pm
    Registration of the teams
    Location: BR Auditorium

    Selected teams will have to register at the venue. Please reach on time as registration desk will close at 5:00 PM.

  • 04:00 pm
    Inaugration Ceremony
  • 04:30 pm

    The theme of the hackathon will be announced. Participants will be informed of the code of conduct and necessary rules to be followed during the hackathon. You can also read the rules for HackDTU 2.0 here The teams will be allotted venues and dispersed to their respective locations.

  • 5:00 pm
    Hacking kicks off
  • 10:00 pm
  • 11:00 pm
    First Evaluation

    Teams will submit their progress report for the first evaluation. It will be a score based evaluation with 25 marks for each evaluation. Breakdown of the 25 marks is -

    Innovation - 10 Marks
    Integration Of Technology - 10 Marks
    Functionality - 5 Marks

  • 2:00 am
    Results of the first evaluation will be announced
  • 3:30 am
    Interactive Games and Snacks

    A break from the non-stop coding! Various games and fun events will be organised for participants to cool off the heat. Exciting prizes will be given out to the winners of each game. There will also be a late night snack session where we’ll provide all the food, swag, guidance, mentorship and fun times you need to have an amazing hackathon.

  • 7:00 am
    Second Evaluation

    Teams will submit their second report about their progress of the second leg of hacking. The scoring criteria will remain the same for each round i.e 25 points.

  • 8:00 am
    Results of the second evaluation will be announced
  • 9:00 am
  • 11:00 am
    Code in Less begins
    Location: Smart Classroom

    Code in less is a coding competition to test one's optimization skills. The coder who produces the shortest, accurate and most precise code bags the title and takes home exciting prizes!

  • 11:30 pm
    Third Evaluation
  • 12:30 pm
    Results of the third evaluation will be announced
  • 1:00 pm
  • 1:30 pm
    Final Submission
  • 2:00 pm
    SWAGS(Tees, Stickers and many more goodies) will be distributed to all the teams

    The most awaited part of a hackathon, each participant will get exciting goodies to remember HackDTU!

  • 2:30 pm
    Top 10 teams will be announced

    The final results will be announced based on the total score recieved by the teams in each in round. The top 10 teams will stay to give out their final presentations to the judges.

  • 3:00 pm
    Teams pitch their project to the judges
  • 4:30 pm
    Prize Distribution

    The winning team with the best pitch will be announced.Only the top team will get the prize.

  • HackDTU 4.0 Ends

The Venue

BR Ambedkar Auditorium

Delhi Technological University

Shahbad Daulatpur, Main Bawana Road, Delhi, 110042   View on Google Maps

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  • Selection will be done on the basis of the registration form submitted. All girl teams would be given a preference during selection.
  • The decision of organizers is final for selecting the teams for the event.
  • You must be at allotted location in DTU to work on a project for submission.
  • You cannot work on your project before the event begins.
  • You cannot steal another team's source code.
  • You cannot discuss strategy, suggestions or tips with other teams.
  • There will be an evaluation round after every 6 hours.
  • After every evaluation round, scores will be awarded to respective teams.
  • Top 10 teams will be selected for pitching in the final round. All girl teams would have separate shortlisting for this round.
  • The decision of judges is final for determining prizes and awards.
  • Please comply with all instructions from hackDTU organizers.

FAQ / Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers

HackDTU 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 were successfully held at DTU Campus,New Delhi in collaboration with Cisco, ONGC, Microsoft Digital Ocean, and many more. There was an overwhelming no. of applications for the hackathon, out of which about 426 developers were selected. HackDTU 1.0 broke all the records set by other conventional hackathons and HackDTU 2.0 kept standards set by 1.0 and broke its own record as India's largest hackathon. HackDTU 3.0 kept the legacy high and paved patch for upcoming HackDTU 4.0

The maximum team size is four and lone wolves are also welcome.

This is a student hackathon and only students are allowed to participate.

Selection will be done on the basis of the registration form submitted by the team. All girl teams would be given a preference during selecion.

You're advised to bring your own broadband/hotspot device, We will provide internet to all but carry your own to enjoy seamless hacking experience.

Please bring a valid university ID (or any student ID if in high school), a computer (preferably a laptop), chargers, and any hardware you will use for your hack. Please bring your own extensions although we'll have them available on minimum rent charges. No firearms, weapons, alcohol, or illegal drugs are allowed on campus.

Of course you can! We at HackDTU ensure that no one is left behind during the hacking, thanks to our mentors and volunteers who help us achieve the same. We make sure that you learn the best you can alongside having fun and experiencing what it feels to belong to a community.

Yes, definitely we do to the brightest minds but on case to case basis (keeping in mind all the other constraints). If eligible you'll be informed about this over mail following the Hackathon.

Drop us a mail and we would be more than happy to answer your queries. Also feel free to write if you'd like to volunteer for the event!