The Furlencode Hiring Hackathon: A Review

Another weekend, another exciting hackathon on the cards. This time around, it was Furlenco, an up and coming furniture and home furnishing rental brand, that was throwing opening its doors for a 24-hour long hackathon. Yes, Furlenco was on the lookout for kickass talent to join their product engineering team and they knew that teaming …

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A Guide to Venturesity’s Challenges and Hackathons

Venturesity is a just a couple of years old. And yet, in this short span of time we have packed in decades of experience in crafting and executing challenges for all kinds of companies and all sorts of participants. If you are thinking, this is a ‘pat on the back’ or a ‘blowing our trumpet’ …

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Here’s What Went Down at the Instavans Hack

The stage was set. The curtains drawn. The first week of March was witness to an epic battle of skills. There was plenty at stake – pride, glory, and of course, prizes worth over a lakh. Yes, the Instavans Hack promised to be a thriller of a challenge. And, boy, did it live up to …

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5 (+1) Reasons You Should Participate in the Furlencode!

You can almost feel the excitement in the air as Furlenco partners with Venturesity for a mind blowing 24-hour hackathon that begins on March 12, 2016. Furlenco, a Bangalore-based startup, specialises in home furnishings and furniture rentals. And they are on the lookout for some ace coding talent. So, naturally, they decide to take the …

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#headout to HEADOUT

It was a sunny, lazy Saturday afternoon outside but with cool, enthusiastic people inside. This was the scenario inside the HEADOUT office where people had head out to participate in a hackathon. It was an afternoon hack, and was nearly 4 when people started showing up. Registrations didn’t end until 5:30 in the evening. Huff!! …

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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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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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