DATE

21-23 february 2020

Location

VIT, Vellore.

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HACK PARALLAX

Every new invention or innovation in the world is driven by looking at problems from a unique perspective. Acknowledging that every solution can viewed through various parallels and there is always a scope of improvement is the key to cracking the perfect solution.

Welcome to Parallax. A 36-hour Hack-A-thon which will bring to you, the perfect environment to create, innovate and work towards being an avant-garde inventor. Parallax is a one of a kind event, giving the participants an opportunity to boost their technical skills and also their ability to think laterally and deliver promising solutions to real world problems.



So let your ideas run wild and explore the unexplored TEChie within you!




Tracks

Disaster Managment & Recovery

Disaster management and recovery involves a set of policies, tools and procedures which enable the recovery or continuation of vital technology infrastructure and systems following a natural or human-induced disaster. It focuses on IT or technology based systems to help support critical business functions.

Agriculture Development

the need for technology based solutions for agricultural development is increasing exponentially, providing assistance to the crop producers in the research sphere, employing latest techniques to provide crop diversity, improve yield and controlling pests all comes under the umbrella of agricultural development.



Health Care

Technology plays an important role in medical care in the 21st century, as it improves the availability and immediacy of information, communication, patient satisfaction and productivity in the health sector. Use of innovative ideas and techniques to overcome limitations in the healthcare domain has a vast scope.




Industrial Development

In the current world, technology is solely responsible for all the discoveries made. Even when an individual makes a discovery in any field, he/she has to use technology to make the discovery viable.Efficiency is one of the most important elements needed for industrial development. Technology plays a vital role in promoting industrial efficiency.

FinTech

Fintech trend covers a range of payment options, including virtual currency and blockchain. The Fintech Times calls these technologies an “Internet of Payments”.Example applications include innovations in risk management, trading, investing, personal finance, big data, retail banking, regulatory compliance, mobile payments and enterprise social.

Defence and War Tech

Defence is one of the most important sectors with regards to the Indian Government, the need for new technologies in this domain is boundless. Innovation in defence and war tech refers to technological advancements which reduce the number of deaths on the battlefield, improve security of classified documents, enhancement in warfare technologies etc.

Safety and Security

Technology is becoming a game changer in the public safety arena and helped improve the safety and efficiency of our increasingly interconnected world. We've incorporated better online illegal activity monitoring to reduce human trafficking and generated big data that helps companies glean insights and create better products.

Sponsors Challenges

Prizes

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Our Sponsors

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Devfolio
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Github
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RadioKart
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VRHUB
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GoogleCloud
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Elmack
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Matic
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CodingBlocks
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fold
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Persistence
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Cosmos
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teeeclan
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Sketch
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Axure
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RpaBotPro
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CodePark
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Divjoy
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Gitlab
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Taskade
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ProductHunt
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egghead
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CloudSploit
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Balsamiq
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Bugsee
If you would like to sponsor this event, please reach out to us at parallax.tec@vit.ac.in
We'll be happy to have you on board.
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Frequently asked questions

  • As long as you are a student at any college and 18 years older, you are invited to apply for parallax.
  • The application process will close on 15th February.
  • We’re looking for people who "do"! Folks who are passionate enough to work on crazy world-changing ideas. Think of real time industrial problem which can have a huge impact in everyone's daily life. Tell us how you plan to solve the problem. We’ll get to know more about your abilities from the past projects, GitHub profile, participation/awards in other hackathons.
  • Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada. Nothing. Admission to Parallax is completely free, thanks to our sponsors! We'll provide you with a weekend's worth of schwag, drinks, snacks and a place to crash when you need a break from coding.
  • Yes! This hackathon is strictly a team competition. We believe that you’re stronger as a team. The team size for Parallax is 2-4 members per team. Most teams aim to have a mix of people with both design and developer skills.
  • Not to worry, most people don’t! We’ll have team formation events geared towards helping you find people to work with.
  • Definitely yes. We would be happy to host your first hackathon. Also there will be mentors from top tech company who will be present at the hackathon to guide you.
  • We can only accommodate you from 21st February, 16:00 pm to 23rd February, 13:00 pm at the venue.
  • A valid photo ID issue by your college, laptop, phone, chargers, spike guards, any stationery required, any sleeping equipment you might want.
  • Weapons of any kind, drugs, cigarettes, lighters, matchsticks or alcohol. If you’re not sure whether something will be okay, please ask ahead of time! You might be denied entry to the campus if anything is not according to the institution rules.
  • Unfortunately, no. We may start reimbursements from the next edition. Stay tuned!
  • A panel of some of the biggest names in tech will evaluate hacks based on creativity, technical difficulty, design, and usefulness. New judges will be announced on a rolling basis on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, so make sure to follow us!
  • Pretty much everything, from socializing with fellow hacker community to internship/job offers from the coolest tech companies. And yeah we'll have prizes for finalist teams and many other sponsored prizes.
  • Definitely yes! This would be a great opportunity to explore and learn something new!
  • Feel free to reach out at parallax.tec@vit.ac.inor use the chat feature in our websitefor any doubts, queries or help.