A Hackathon is an event in which computer programmers, software developers, and others collaborate on software projects. Its main motive is to create a efficient usable software. Hackathon first happened in 1999 in the US. It usually starts with one or two presentations, then participants suggesting their ideas and implementing it.
06 Feb 2019
#Hackathon: Build online system for SBI, win Rs. 5 lakh
In a bid to upgrade its systems, State Bank of India has announced a new hackathon - Predict for Bank 2019.
23 Jun 2018
Women secure top 3 places in IIT-KGP Smart India Hackathon
Three all-women teams emerged as the winner and two runners-up at the Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon 2018 Hardware Edition at the IIT Kharagpur.
10 Jul 2017
Flying cars feature in hackathon to solve Bengaluru's traffic problem
It's raining ideas at Gridlock Hackathon, a contest kickstarted by Flipkart that aims to address the traffic woes of India's IT capital, Bengaluru.
03 Jun 2017
EC Hackathon starts, NCP, CPI(M) try to rig EVMs
EC's much-awaited hackathon started on June 3 at 10am, with NCP and CPI(M) representatives attempting to tamper EVMs.
27 May 2017
Only two participants in EC's hackathon, AAP out of fray
Only two parties, CPM and Sharad Pawar's NCP, have signed up for the June 3 hackathon, where they will try to demonstrate that EVMs can be tampered with.
21 May 2017
AAP decries EC's conditions in EVM hackathon
AAP has decried the conditions imposed by the Election Commission for the EVM hackathon. The party said they "request the EC to give an unconditional-access to EVMs to the political parties' nominated hackers to tamper with the EVMs."
20 May 2017
EVM challenge to begin from 3 June
The Election Commission of India (ECI) announced that the EVM hack-challenge will begin from 3 June.
16 May 2017
Not part of Botswana EVM hackathon: Bharat Electronics
Indian EVM manufacturer Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has denied that it has been invited to participate in a challenge to hack EVMs in Botswana.
04 May 2017
Election Commission to hold EVM hackathon in May
The Election Commission has decided to hold an open hackathon for people to attempt to hack into EVM machines in the last week of May.
02 May 2017
EVM tampering: Uttarakhand HC orders machines sealed in six constituencies
After ordering seizure of EVMs in Vikasnagar, the Uttarakhand HC has directed sealing of voting machines in six more constituencies: BHEL Ranipur, Haridwar Rural, Mussoorie, Pratapnagar, Raipur and Rajpur Road.
30 Apr 2017
EC says all future elections to be held with VVPAT
The Election Commission has stated that all future elections including the upcoming Himachal Pradesh polls are to be held with voter-verified paper audit trail machines.
12 Apr 2017
EVM Tampering: EC's "open challenge" to hack its machines
After allegations of Electronic Voting Machines' tampering, the Election Commission threw an open challenge to hack the machines.
11 Apr 2017
EVM tampering: 16 parties write to EC seeking paper ballots
After widespread allegations of EVM tampering, 16 political parties have approached the Election Commission and demanded that all future elections be held by paper ballot.