While the word hacking has always had negative connotations, it has also come to represent technical aptitude, innovation, ingenuity and to some extent jugaad . We aim to bring this very spirit to VIT.
Come this MAY, 120 people from all branches of VIT will meet each other and find people whose ideas they like or who like their ideas. They will then form teams and work for 30 hours to come up with a proof of concept prototype of that potentially revolutionizing idea.
The event will kickoff with a pre-hack social mixture on MayDay (May 01). Then the following weekend, the hackfest will start with one minute pitches of ideas. After the pitching session, the participants will be encouraged to interact with each other and find people who pitched ideas that they liked or the people who have particular expertise that they need to build their prototype. Once the teams are formed, members sit down to brainstorm for the idea pitched and START HACKING !
The event will end with a 3 minute pitch wherein the team presents their idea and the final prototype.
The consumers want something new, flashy, useful and something that aids them in doing their daily chores. But they do not know what they want! Do you think you can make something that they would need for a better lifestyle? A product that they can use and flaunt. If yes, then this is the track for you!
Example: Smart Watch | Grocery Counter | Email Blinker
Some hackers have a knack to set fashion trends. They design things from classy gloves to cool glares to smart watches. All these stuff surely turns heads. You think you have such an idea? Can you make someone wearing your gadget stand out in the crowd? If yes, this track just suits your fashionable sense!
Example: Light Dress | Multi Color Wristband | FiberOptic hair
In the medical segment, new devices are designed each day that can help patients maintain good health and to give timely alerts to the doctors and patients of potential health problems. You think you can do something for the millions of people worldwide? Start hacking and make the next health friendly gadget.
Example: Heart Beat monitor Wristband | Headmounted Surgery recorder
Every alley one passes, there is at-least one person engrossed in playing a game, be it the XBOX or the simple flappy bird. Motion tracking devices such as Kinect are revolutionizing the way games are played. Have such a revolutionary idea? Choose this track and start shaping the future of gaming!
Examples: Human Pong shirts | Haptic Feedback social network | Tweeshirt (twitter shirt)
Social entrepreneurs and environmentalists are working relentlessly towards improving our environment. Sadly, the necessity of such actions is not understood by everyone. Think your designs can spread awareness and aid these people in their tasks? If yes, then start breaking your heads and make the right thing.
Examples: Portable Geiger counter | Geo tagging pollutants | Portable energy saving meter
Judging will be done based on two criteria, General and Category based.
Register here to attend this hackfest. We have limited seats so we will be shortlisting participants. Selected participants will receive an confirmation email.
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