When Hackers go #ChaloNiklo @OlaCabs API Hackathon

Ola! The blog post detailing the events of the Ola API hackathon has “arrived.” It (the hackathon, of course, and NOT the post!)  took place on the 26th and 27th of September.  Because the 26th was a bandh day in Bangalore, the hackathon started at 5 p.m.  But of course, come rain, sunshine or bandhs, …

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The Ama-zing Hack Review

The weekend of September 19th and 20th was amazing as The Ama-zing Hack kicked off. This was a hackathon we conducted for Amazon.in. It took place at the Amazon Development Centre in Chennai. The hackathon was under the purview of the Kindle Digital Content Platform Team (“DCP”). They were looking for Software Development Engineers with …

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A look back at Dell eCommerce Hireathon

Hackathon is a synonym for weekend getaways for hackers in Bangalore. And one of such getaways the  ‘eCommerce Hireathon’ was hosted by Dell India Pvt. Ltd. They were looking to meet innovative coders and further strengthen their reputed developer base.

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Stayzilla Design-a-thon

They’re baaaaaaaaaaaack! If you were following our blog since its inception, you’d be aware that some time ago, Stayzilla approached us to conduct a hackathon. This hackathon turned to be a great success and Stayzilla managed to poach a bunch of great developers. This time around, Stayzilla wanted to “steal” a few UI/UX designers. To …

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MMX Droid Fest : Review

Lights, Camera, Action – The MMX DROID FEST! (A feature on CNBC about Venturesity’s hackathon – coming soon!) Hacker, hackers and hackers everywhere! Yes, that pretty much sums up the scene at our Micromax Droid Fest. Micromax is one of the leading mobile phone  company in India and the 10th largest mobile phone player in the …

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Hack for Nepal Review

Quiz time: What would you rather be doing on a weekend? A) Use your coding skills for a good cause. B) Party with your friends. If like us, you answered A, pat yourself on the back. It’s certainly a more productive use of your time and efforts to code isn’t it? 27 coders agreed with …

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Perk Up: Our review of Perk Appsaholic

Rain. It seems to follow RCB everywhere they go this IPL season. Similarly, rain threatens to be a dampener in almost every hackathon we’ve conducted these past two months. But, just as the rain does not seem to stop the fans from turning out in large numbers, our hackathons do draw in the most dedicated …

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PayUMoney Appathon Review

Wow! Just Wow! What a turnout we had for the PayUMoney Appathon! This was our first hack in Delhi, and we didn’t quite know what to expect. With 77 participants split into 27 teams, you Delhites proved that hackathons are not just for Bangaloreans anymore! (Bangaloreans, it appears you have competition! Time to step up …

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How to get hired through a hackathon

In this competitive era of hiring, scouting for your dream job is becoming a bit like a lottery. Hitherto, the main strategy was to pad up your resume with all kinds of “useless” degrees. This almost seemed to be a must in order for you to stand out. But all this has changed since we …

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How to optimize your Venturesity Hackathon Experience

So after hearing excellent reviews about our hackathons, you have decided to take the plunge and attend a hack. But unsure of exactly how to get the most of the experience, you are stuck. But don’t worry! If this is your first time ever attending a hackathon (or otherwise), here are our tips of what …

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Real Hack Review

If you weren’t living under a rock, you’d know that recently Bangalore has been hit with an unseasonable amount of rain. But this did not dampen the spirits of our diehard hackathonees. They came from far and wide, some all the way from Gujarat(!) to take part in our Real Hack for Housing. April 25th, …

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Because I’m happy

Happy is a song by Pharrell Williams and was the best-selling song of 2014…wait. When my superiors at Venturesity asked me to write about the Gainsight Happy Hack, I got momentarily confused. I was all excited, you see. Rarely do I get to chance to review music and I was very happy. (Yes, dear reader, …

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Triple H: Hike, Hack and get Hired

SoLoMo. (Yes, it does sound very much like the first three notes of some grand song, doesn’t it?) This was the theme of the “Hikeathon” we conducted for our clients, Hike. Hike was looking for product managers, engineers and developers to strengthen their team, and increase their presence in the SoLoMo landscape. As such, the …

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Ms. Hackers: Introduction

It’s March, and you do know what that means don’t you? It’s women’s history month! So, in celebration, we are doing a series of blog posts highlighting the achievements of some of the women who have made it big in the traditional male bastion of technology. This corresponds with our Ms.Hackers initiative, where we have …

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Why should college students attend hackathons?

Hackathons are a competition for designers and developers typically lasting from a day to a week. Although most hackathons are used as a hiring platform,  many such contests are intended as educational or social tools. If you are a college student looking to improve your skills, you could do no better than sharpen your teeth …

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Ola Appathon Review

You might be forgiven for thinking that with the increase in the number of hackathons we are organizing, participation in these hackathons itself becomes a Sisyphean task. But there was no hint of that in the demeanor of attendees for our Ola Appathon which took place on the weekend of February 7th and 8th. In …

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Ola Appathon: Express Report

This past weekend (Feb 7th and 8th, 2015), we organized an “appathon” for Ola: the Ola Appathon. The response was overwhelming with over 1200 registrations. Due to space constraints, attendance was capped at 200. What was unusual about this hackathon as compared to our others was that the hackers, as it were, were compelled to …

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Hackathon Diaries: Stayzilla

It’s hackathon time at Venturesity! This past weekend (Jan 31st and Feb 1st, 2015) we organized a hackathon for Stayzilla, an online booking and reservation portal. What was unique was that we had two venues for the event: one in Chennai and the other in Bangalore. But, with the judicious use of technology, we were …

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