In the context of a hackathon, the word "hack" is used to describe how multiple technologies can be used together in a new and innovative way. Projects range in platform and application, including elements of web development, mobile applications and more.
- Total Prize Money worth INR 75,00,000 up for grabs
- Certificates for everyone
- Goody bags & amazon gift cards for all participants
- Gift hampers & per-diem stipend for all volunteers
We don't expect everyone to have been to a hackathon before, in fact, we love first-time hackers having been there ourselves when we started! We're just trying to bring those who most want to really build something awesome and learn something new, and we're striving to continue building a community of diverse and amazing hackers at
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I sign up?
HACQuest2023 open on January 1, 2023. Sign up for the newsletter to hear about the application launch first!
What am I supposed to do there?
You will team up to create a web, mobile, or desktop application during a 36 hours non-stop hacking marathon.
When and where does the event take place?
The event takes place at the Tagore Hall in Boolean Campus, Noida, IN from Saturday, March 11 to Sunday, March 12, 2023. A number of remote participants will also join the fun from around the world.
How much will it cost?
HACQuestis completely free! We will provide food, cool swags and awesome tech gadgets as prizes. We also provide travel costs reimbursement for participants. We offer transportation reimbursement accordingly:
Coming from _____ we get you _____
… less than 350 km … reimbursement up to INR 4,000
… from 350 to 700 km … reimbursement up to INR 8,000
… more than 700 km … reimbursement up to INR 12,500
… outside of India … reimbursement up to INR 25,000
Please bring your receipts to the event to get reimbursed. Reimbursements will only be granted if a project is completed and submitted. Travel costs will only be reimbursed if you attend in-person in Noida and submit a project at the end of the hackathon. Therefore, we can't cover your travel costs if you cancel your participation or decide to switch to attending virtually.
What is the team size?
Teams need to have 2 to 4 members when submitting a project.
Can we sign up as a team?
Participants need to register individually, but you are free to team up with people you already know at the event if all of you are accepted as participants.
What if I don’t have an idea or a team?
You can join any team or create your own. If you don't have an idea yet, other hackers and the workshops of our sponsors will inspire you.
Should I work on the project for 36 hours non-stop or can I take a break?
Of course you can take a break to refresh your mind! We will provide a nice venue and some facilities to sleep. However, you will prefer working as much as you can – so sleep in! To ensure a fresh working environment and your personal hygiene we’ll provide showers as well.
How old do I have to be to participate in
You have to be at least 18 years old at the time of the event.
How do I find team members?
You simply find them at the event or online. Anyone who has an idea can pitch it to the crowd. Moreover, sponsors and partners will also provide their APIs and some challenges that they are facing. You team up with people around you to work on any idea you like!
What if I don’t know how to program?
If you come willing to learn and full of ideas there will be people eager to teach you what you need to know and put you to work. We’ll have talks, mentors and workshops to help you with your project; hackathons can be a great place to learn new skills in a short amount of time. Just be eager to learn, and excited to meet lots of awesome people.
How does the application process work?
We want to make sure that everyone who attends is eager to hack and share knowledge, therefore we will briefly review your registration and come back to you as fast as possible. Please do not book your transportation before you get a final confirmation.
What do I need to take with me?
The main thing to take is your computer and a charger and adapter. Take some clothes to change. We will provide free food and anything else you might need during the event like sleeping rooms and showers. We will inform you about anything additional you need to bring closer to the event.
Can I participate in the event as a guest?
The capacity for visiting guests at
HACQuestis very limited. However, we will put a form online here closer to the event to apply as a visiting guest for HACQuest. After registration, we will send a confirmation or cancellation email depending on availability.
Can I be a hacker and a volunteer?
You will not be able to attend
HACQuestas both a hacker and a volunteer, but feel free to apply to both! If you are accepted as a hacker, please let us know that you will no longer be able to volunteer. Volunteers get paid a per diem stipend of INR 2,000 plus goody bags and appreciation certificates.
What kind of workshops, talks, and activities will there be?
We organize workshops and talks on React, SQL, Python, Data Science and security. Activities like exhibitions, meetups, career counselling, olympiads, webbot challenges, encryption wizardy, data integrations, environment issues and even karaoke happen throughout the weekend. Complete schedule will be out on February 28, 2022. Whether it’s for relaxation or health, novelty or competition, our team has something exciting prepared for you to enjoy!
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