We would like to extend a huge thank you to all the mentors from our portfolio for providing such invaluable support; to the judges for taking the time out to evaluate the teams; and most importantly to all of our participants - we have been humbled by your energy and audacity. Your contributions to technology will mean an exciting decade for India, and we look forward to seeing many of you again soon!
Track: Virtual Goods
Winner: Night Owls
Track 1: PaymentsWinner: Paperless Receipts
Description: The app replaces traditional paper receipts and aggregates all receipts for the user in one app
Track 2: Healthcare Winner: Phoenix
Description: An app designed for patients suffering from Parkinson’s Disease, it measures the intensity of the tremors and reports it to their doctors who can access the information on a web console which allows them to alter the dosage of medication
Track 3: Analytics Winner: Insedge
Description: A data analytics and visualization platform that is flexible, extendible and IoT ready
Track 4: Social ImpactWinner: Lambda
Description: An app to help the visually impaired determine the denomination of currency notes
Track 5: Machine LearningWinner: SheBang
Description: An app that brings interactivity to traditional advertisements
Track 6: Virtual GoodsWinner: Night Owls
Description: An app that automatically detects road wear and tear through mobile phone data which is used to recommend better routes and driver rating
Track 7: GamingWinner: Infinity
Description: An app that helps transform an android phone into a gaming controller for complex motion games
Track 8: TransportationWinner: Akni
Description: An app uses SMS data and creates actions out of the needs of the users, example: booking a cab based on confirmation received for a doctor’s appointment
Track 9: InfraWinner: GoGetters
Description: Extended Couchbase which is a document based NoSQL Store to have a distributed SQL Stored procedure method that is significantly faster and easier to use than MapReduce
Track 10: Open SourceWinner: Sub Zero
Description: Real time streaming analytics processing engine that uses Lua, Docker and GoLang to build a framework to significantly speed up and scale out analytical processing
Track 11: Local SearchWinner: Default
Description: An app that recognises which restaurant the user is in and, automatically detects and analyses the items on the menu to offer most nutritious choices
Sequoia::Hack is the annual hackathon organized by Sequoia Capital. The aim is to provide a space to build cool, path-breaking tech because it’s fun. And because it can change the world.
We are privileged to have had a ringside view to the world changing many times in the past few decades and we firmly believe in the ability of hackers to make this happen time and again. At the hackathon, we want to get great minds together to build great technology. For folks who prefer to have ideas laid out as challenges, we will provide some. And for folks who already know what they would like to build, this is a great venue to come build it out and collaborate with their peers. Showcase your skills to your peer community, locally and worldwide. All in an intense 24-hour burst.
We recognize that great software needs a confluence of people, ideas, and disciplines. So as part of this event, we will have some of the best designers and UX architects mingling with you to help you design UIs if that’s what you are trying to do. In addition, CEOs, Product Heads, CTOs, technical architects, distinguished engineers, and chief scientists of various companies from India and abroad will be available as mentors, to help guide efforts.
This year we have an exceptional set of mentors that includes CTOs, design & product managers from some of the most exciting technology companies in India & South East Asia.
Aditya Gupta Sirion Labs
Ajeet Singh Kushwaha Healthkart
Ankit Bhati Ola Cabs
Ashish Kasi Capillarytech
Balaji JB Idea Device
Bipul Parua Knowlarity
Chia Yung Su Appier
Chid Kollengode Adnear
Chih Han Yu Appier
Gaurav Agarwal Healthkart
Kanti Prabha Sirionlabs
Milind Borate Druva
Naren NS iCreate
Naveen Bindal Citruspay
Prakash Seshadri Mu Sigma
Sandipan Chattopadhyay Justdial
Sanjeev Kumar Pine Labs
Saurabh Aggarwal Octro
Ujwal Tickoo Girnar Soft
Vishal Chaudhary Akosha
A hackathon, organized by Sequoia Capital, to be held in Bangalore on Sept 20th & 21st, 2014. There are exciting prizes for the winners, the opportunity to interact with other developers, and the chance to build something cool.
Sign up via Eventbrite by Sept. 14, go through the qualification process, and then receive an invite. Qualification will be based on your professional experience, Github profile, and hack idea. If you work for a company that Sequoia Capital has invested in, or know a CTO at a Sequoia Capital-funded company, you may ask them for a referral in addition to registering on Eventbrite.
Unfortunately, there are no on-the-spot registrations.
Pick your team (name and members). Go to https://sequoiahack.eventbrite.com to enroll for the event. We will send you an email confirming your invite, if chosen.
Go through the qualification process as an individual and on the day of the hackathon, we will run a small matchmaking program during check-in to help individuals find/form teams.
There will be a few themes/ tracks to the event. Please check the Tracks section on the website for more details. However, these are only recommendations and you can focus on any problem and use any programming language you choose. It is important to be a strong coder, as there are no judgement criteria other than code quality.
The event will be judged by a panel of veterans from the industry; they will evaluate your code to see how well it solves the problem at hand. Elegance and creativity will also be measured.
September 20th-21st, 2014 at the ITC Gardenia, #1 Fort Road, Ashok Nagar, Bangalore, Karnataka 562025.
You are welcome to apply regardless of location. There will be a lot of folks staying the whole 24-hour period, and meals will be provided. You will have to arrange your own transportation to the venue though.
Laptops for coding. If you are using any special kits of any kind (Lego Mindstorms etc.), please bring those as well. If you have specific requirements, please reach out in advance and we will see what we can do.
As far as possible, we would like you to start at the event itself, however, we recognize that it is not always possible to do so. Hence, you will be allowed to bring in prior art, if you have a spec and a declaration of what already exists and also of what will be built at the event. Judging will take into account how much of the product was built before versus during the event.
Sequoia Capital will not assume any rights, intellectual or otherwise, over work that is developed as part of this hackathon. All creation rights will vest with the team that creates it. Also, Sequoia Capital requires that all teams honour all existing licenses on prior art and not violate any confidences/contracts/licenses/patents by bringing prior art to the event. You are responsible for respecting any property rights of third parties.