The word "hackathon" comes from both "hack" and "marathon." If you think of a "hack" as a creative solution and "marathon" as a continuous, often competitive event, you're at the heart of what a hackathon is about. Hackathons can be used to develop new processes, products, ways of thinking, or ways of engaging stakeholders and partners, with benefits ranging from solving tough problems to broader cultural and organizational improvements. This playbook was designed to make hackathons accessible to everyone. That means not only can all kinds of organizations benefit from hackathons, but that all kinds of employees inside those groups--executives, project managers, designers, or engineers--should participate and can benefit, too.
Hackathons have evolved into swag fests – aimed at celebrating and engaging the data science community in India and centred around solving unique business problems. Overall, it is also a great way of honing the data science skills, learn something new, identify areas that one needs to shore up, make a headway on business-centric problems, build reputation in the community, and finally win some cash and earn bragging rights. In India, hackathons have peaked in the last couple of years, turning into glitzy corporate-backed events, allowing developers to push their personal boundaries by providing a supportive environment to do so. According to a report from HackerEarth, India hosted the second highest number of hackathons over the last two years. From workshops to fireside chats, exposure to new technology and access to quality mentorships, hackathons are the new stomping ground for developers and newbies seeking internships, job opportunities and participants from startups even volley for the VCs attention.
Hackathons have become a new and efficient way of hiring professionals in areas of machine learning, AI and data science, especially for talent-starved mid-sized to smaller companies. Since the practical know-how of various tools and techniques matters during the hiring stage, hackathons have become a perfect way to zero-down on the ideal candidate with a mix of data science and programming skills. Hackathons are also a go-to solution for tech enthusiasts and beginners keen on learning new skills and scoring hands-on experience in real-life business scenarios and develop both programming and problem-solving skills. It is also a good way to know the latest trends in IT community. In this article, we list down popular machine learning hackathon platforms which boast of a formidable user base of machine learning enthusiasts, interesting datasets and problem statements.
The India Innovation Series is building India's largest hackathon series to proffer the young talents an opportunity to showcase their talent on a single platform between Corporates, Technology Enthusiasts & Citizens and help to create technical solutions to solve the major issues emerging in our society. The IncubateIND's India Innovation series travels to 20 cities across India and generates enthusiasm and passion in the young potentials of India to serve towards a technically advanced and smarter nation. Mr.Pankaj Sharma is a final year engineering student pursuing his B.Tech in CSE branch from Maharishi Arvind Institute Of Engineering and Technology, Jaipur. He is working towards generating innovative ideas to solve the real-world problems originating in our society. He was the first runner up at IncubateIND's India Innovation series held in Jaipur on 28th & 29th September 2019 at Arya College of Engineering & I.T In an interaction with Techxty, let's see what Mr.Pankaj talks about his experience.
As the gospel of Silicon Valley-style disruption spreads to every sector in the economy, so too have the industry's favorite competitive ritual, hackathons. The contests, where small teams of "hackers" build tech products in marathon all-night coding sessions, are a hallmark of Silicon Valley culture. Recall Facebook's most famous hackathon, thrown on the eve of its IPO to show the world that the demands of being a public company would not kill the "hacker way" at One Hacker Way. Even New York Fashion Week and the Vatican have hosted hackathons. They've become part of a "toolkit" for large organizations seeking a veneer of innovation.