Bing it!

Brrring! Brrrrrinng! Brrrrrrrrrring! Damn! It’s 6:30 a.m. already. On this Saturday too! Have to rush. Rush! Rush!! Rush!!! Why? The Bing Hackathon, of course. Call up the rest of the team. Ask them to hurry! Finally reach Microsoft. Funny thing is, all of the team reach at the same time. Good. We reach the hack …

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Get Social with KooKoo

It’s been a week now since our KooKoo Social Media Hack has gotten underway. We are sure that you’ve used this time to work on several cool apps. But if you need a bit of a brain boost or plain starving for ideas, here are some to whet your appetite. Please note that all situations described …

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16 things to look forward to at Venturesity in 2016

It’s that time of the year again. (How quickly does time pass?). This is when we look back at the previous year with nostalgia. And look ahead with widened eyes at the prospects of the year ahead. At Venturesity, we are no different. In our usual New Year’s spirit, here is a list of 16 …

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15 things we unlearned at Venturesity in 2015

You know how most people, at the end of the year, make a list of things they learned throughout the year? But we here at Venturesity are not like most people. In fact, just like the Mad Hatter says, “we are all mad here.” Here is our mad list of 15 things that we’ve unlearned …

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Arun Kumar’s Experience at Venturesity

The following blog post is written by Arun Kumar, an enthusiastic participant in many of our hackathons. He has also won several of our online competitions, mostly our weekly Need for Code challenges, and our ongoing KooKoo challenges. He is extremely thankful to Venturesity for providing him a platform on which to show his skills. …

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Hackers turned into chemists at the KooKoo Mashup Challenge

From 30th November to 13th December, a great chemistry experiment took place: the KooKoo Mashup Challenge. But before I get into details of what this challenge was about, let me tell you about KooKoo. Well, KooKoo is a cloud telephony solution. It’s basically an interface between a web application and a caller. You remember those …

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Propeller Challenge Review

We’ve noticed for a while now, in our attempt to take over the world, that we’ve been neglecting a certain segment. Our hackathons, online challenges and other initiatives mainly catered to professionals. What about the poor college kids? Sure, students are welcome to participate in our challenges. But it had been a while since we …

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KooKoo API Mashup Challenge

Press 1 for Hindi. Press 2 for English. And so on. We’ve all heard this before. When calling up service providers. Or other businesses. I’m sure the developer in you must be wondering how this was done. Or perhaps, something like, “I could build something like this!”. Or even, “I could build better solutions!” Well …

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The Rise and Rise of the Female Hacker

When you visit a typical hackathon, the thing that stands out is the lack of female representation. Sure, there are the occasional female hackers, but it’s generally all men. But the times they are A-changin’. And how! We’ve noticed it in our hackathons. When we first started conducting our hackathons, we had a solitary female …

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Hacking all the way! @Applift Datathon

More than 500 registrations, more than 40 teams, 24 hours and 5 winners!! Whoa! Yes, you guessed it right, these metrics are sufficient to let you know what a hit AppLift Datathon was among the enthusiasts from in and around Bangalore. Our Venturesity team started the

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A Techy Tuesday evening at DATA NERDS LEARNUP

Informative talks, a few questions, some pepping pizza slices, some chilling out with drinks and voila! We have a perfect recipe for a perfect learnup camp.Who knew even after a tiring Tuesday’s work the masses would make a learnup camp so happening! AppLift, an international team of dedicated technology enthusiasts, passionate about mobile and advertising …

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Geeks and Games: A Hack Out of this World!

On Saturday, October 17th, members of Team Venturesity hopped on over to the Moonfrog office at the “otherworldly” hour of 8:15 a.m. With the aid of the Moonfrog team, the team set up the registration desk at the reception to welcome the hackers. And it was a good thing that the team got there that …

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Quikr API Hackathon | Winners display board

We take this opportunity to salute the spirit of hacking that was on display in Quikr API online Hackathon. Held on 11th September, it was a great success with 110 teams participating from top colleges across India. Following is the final list of winners. dataWitz: Mohsin Vindhani & Vinay Kale of IIT Madras won the top prize …

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Experience of an anonymous Hacker at the Ola API Hackathon

The following post was written by an anonymous hacker who took part in the Ola API hack. He (or she!) details his/her experiences. After a long delay in reaching Cherry Hills EGL, an air of excitement rolled out as I was nearing the venue. As I looked at all the participants getting down from their cabs, I …

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Why should you take part in online challenges?

You’ve either signed up, or thinking of signing up for one of our online challenges. But you are not yet convinced of the outcome. After all, it’s not quite like a hackathon is it? Where, you know, you can have fun and stuff? And the reasons for attending one are kinda obvious? Here is why …

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