Hack Fest
TBD | IIT (ISM) Dhanbad
Learn. Improvise. Adapt.


HackFest is IIT(ISM) Dhanbad's 36-hour annual hackathon organised by the Computer Science and Engineering Society (CSES) and ACM Student Chapter, IIT(ISM) Dhanbad. It aims for student programmers from different colleges to collaborate to come up with innovative solutions to problems both old and new, and see their ideas come to life.

HackFest provides a platform for students to develop their skills and build prototypes of products in teams and share them with the tech community. Participants get to spend a weekend having fun, meeting new people, and preparing themselves for technical careers, all the while doing what they love. They stand to gain the vital ability of performing well in a time crunch, along with technical expertise and new connections, both with other student developers and in the tech industry.

The students must work in the time frame specified to create software and hardware applications, either to implement their own ideas or to solve problem statements – issues that the tech community would like to see solved through information technology. Participants thus also get a chance to score an internship at major tech companies. Along with cool cash prizes for the winners and goodies, snacks and meals will also be provided for all. So, get ready to code your team to victory! Come join us in this celebration of the spirit of programming. Register for Hackfest right now.



ProfessorProf. Chiranjeev Kumar
IIT(ISM) Dhanbad

Being surrounded with very interesting people, engaging in fun activities and having your brain stimulated with new technologies are definitely a great combination for having fun.

ProfessorVaishak Shanbhag

My experience of the inaugural Hackfest was simply fantastic. ideas and enthusiasm of the participants were impressive. It was a professionally organised event, and all credit goes to organisers and the participants.

ProfessorAyan Chaudhary

Hackfest'16 at ISM dhanbad was a perfect place for me to learn and relearn new things. Though I went there as a hackathon Mentor, but I learnt a lot of new things as well as I taught pupil a lot of new things too.

ProfessorMohit Mittal
IIT(ISM) Dhanbad

My experience of Hackfest'17 was fabulous. Hackfest has become a brainstorming session for me. It was one of those times when I found perfect balance between talent, technology and passion. Thanks to organizers and faculty co-ordinators, who allowed me to be a part of this awesome event.

ProfessorPranav Chitrio
Winner, Hackfest'17

Hackfest 2017 was a good recreational activity. You get to learn a lot of stuff in that time span, the experience you gain is very useful. Apart from some technical glitches the organization of the event was also very good.


Frequently Asked Questions

What should be the team size and composition?

Participants have to register for the hackathon online. Teams of 3-5 can take participate in the Hackathon.

Is there travelling reimbursement?

We can’t guarantee reimbursements for everyone, but we don’t want money to keep you from experiencing Hackfest. Let us know if you still need help making your way to IIT(ISM) Dhanbad and we’ll see what we can do.

How do I register for Hackfest?

To be answered by skillenza.

What should I bring?

You will definitely need your laptop, phone, their chargers as well as a valid student or government ID. Feel free to bring along a sleeping bag and we recommend some comfortable clothes.

I don't have an idea, what should I do?

Don't worry! We will walk you through how to generate great ideas in the beginning of Hackfest.Your team can also work on problem statements of the sponsoring companies.

Who can participate?

All university students. If you're someone who is willing to learn and wants to take a shot at changing the world, no matter what your field is, you definitely belong here. However, a selection process will be there.

How much does it cost?

Nothing. The event is absolutely free for all participants. We will provide you with the venue, food, Wi-Fi, etc. You just need to show up.

I have never been to a hackathon before, what should I do?

That's completely fine! You'll have plenty of opportunities to pick the brains of talented students around you. Furthermore, 36 hours is plenty of time to learn something new.

What is hackfest?

Hackfest is an event in which numerous tech lovers divided into teams develop a product which is a hardware or software solution to real world problems or industrial problems. Hundreds of programmers get together to build something from scratch, be it a website, app, or some other product of their imagination. There will be food, prizes and opportunities to work with representatives from various companies.

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