Rules & FAQs
Dish-a-thon, A DishTV Initiative and powered by IncubateIND, brings India’s first and largest M&E and Broadcasting Industry Hackathon, covering all technologies like AI, AR, VR, Big Data etc. and takes you on a new voyage of the hack with talented teams of developers, designers, and data scientists that blend innovation with creativity and construct solutions out of it, making your experience peerless and one of a kind. Team up with us on this unique and exciting journey
Date : 16-17th June 2018 Bengaluru and 23-24th June 2018 Delhi
Venue : Bengaluru: Cowrks New Indiranagar
Delhi NCR: Cowrks Gurgaon Central
Who should attend?
Designers, developers, Professionals, Students and super powers will join forces to create the future of M&E and Broadcasting Industry using themes like Auction Based Lead Management System, Data management System, OTT, Voice Based discovery, Video commerce, Sound waves capturing, Open Innovation (you can come with your own disruptive ideas)
For those who are still deciding whether or not to register their teams in such an event, hackathon is the perfect stomping ground to widen your network and learn things that may have never even crossed your mind.
Beyond coding, Dishathon 2018 brings an awe-inspiring social event that gathers a pool of great talents across the region alongside a panel of prominent judges.
Now is the time to bring your ideas to life. Join us and be part of the Dishathon
To hack, or not to hack. That is the question that haunts every programmer, be it for good or bad. The task can be daunting, requiring immense focus that stretches from hours to weeks, proving only a select few are able to take up the challenge.
Like any sporting event, history will be made with each passing second, and Dishathon 2018 promises to be a weekend full of drama as teams vie with each other to turn ideas into revolutionary real-world solutions within a short period of time.
Here are some of the benefits of joining Dishathon 2018
- Learn and conquer
Hone your technical and communications skills by resolving challenges over two power-packed days through an intense process of brainstorming, coding and bonding with your teammates, and even collaboration with other teams.
- Develop great products
If you’re struggling to come up with business ideas, our panel of judges or mentors - comprising the industry’s best - are here to offer invaluable feedback and mentoring to take your thinking to the next level.
- Opportunities aplenty
Rub shoulders with industry leaders, entrepreneurs and like-minded individuals from across the region. Win or lose, this is the perfect networking platform. Who knows, it could even land you the biggest project of your career!
You are free to use any development platforms such as web based, mobile, IoT, OTT, wearable tech, and Raspberry Pi. The solution must also be able to scale.
What is the presentation format and what should my team look for to win the judges’ hearts?
After Final checkpoints at Hack day.
This is where your marketing skills come into play. Just like the hundreds of awe-inspiring business pitches that take place daily in India, LIVE DEMOS are the only way to go.
Each team has 8-10 minutes to present, including a minimum 1 minute live demo of working proof of concept / prototype / app, and Q&A session with the judges
Don’t worry if the project is not 100% complete as it will be judged based on the following criteria, including but not limited to:
- Impact : How would the project benefit the target audience?
- Creativity : Ingenious solutions and original ideas, no matter how big or small.
- Design : A well thought-out blueprint and crash proof, front-end layout and UI/UX.
- Execution : The solution should have a clear timeline and effective results from start till finish.
Each team must consist of four (4) team members max and 2 min . Each individual is only permitted to register in one team.
Participants are to pre-select their team members and nominate their own team leader. The team leader will be responsible for submitting his/her team members’ participation details by Given date
All team members must appear in person on-site at the Dishathon 2018 venue by registration time on the first day of the event, and must be present throughout the event. Failure to do so may result in disqualification for the entire team.
Treat others with respect
Dishathon 2018 is dedicated to offering a safe space where people of all backgrounds can gather, embrace their differences and innovate together! Any harassment, including racism, sexism or any other form of discrimination, is strictly not tolerated.
Showcase your work
Build something and be ready to present your hack! The presentation must not deviate from the challenge. Teams that do not address the substance of the challenge will be disqualified. All submission(s) must be original work. Any form of plagiarism or copying is not allowed. All submission(s) must be new. Any work that has been submitted for other competitions (whether in India or overseas) or has been used for commercial purposes and/or has been published in any media will not be accepted. The organiser shall not be responsible for entries that are lost or contain corrupted data due to whatever reasons.
To ensure all teams start on equal footing, we ask that all codes, graphics, sound and other assets be created during the Dishathon weekend, although teams will be allowed to plan and create basic designs and layouts ahead of the event. Usage of public domain images or any materials with Creative Commons licensing is strictly not allowed. Teams violating this rule will be disqualified immediately.
APIs, Libraries, & Open Source
All teams are encouraged to utilise third party services, libraries and open source projects. Build something amazing using the great resources and the amazing APIs available in the public domain.
All teams and participants shall give DishTV the right of first refusal of ownership for all codes, solutions, apps, software, data and concepts built and submitted at the Dishathon 2018. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions for further information.
Hack, make new friends and have an awesome time! We understand it can be challenging, so don’t forget to take breaks, eat healthy and just enjoy the event.