IIIT Hyderabad Megathon

Started in 2016, Megathon is an ambitious hackathon organised jointly by E-Cell IIIT Hyderabad and E-Cell IIT Hyderabad with the intention of promoting the spirit of entrepreneurship and development among the student community in and around Hyderabad. The first edition of Megathon turned out to be a huge success with participation from 80 teams having around 450 participants and over 1000 aspirants from 85+ colleges.

The second edition of Megathon comes with a different format where the participants shall be brainstorming on one of the 5 problem statements from the Corporate or Social category. Participants will work on their ideas based on these problem statements over a 24-hour long hackathon before the presentations begin.

Themes:

  • Corporate Challenges

Work on some of the most challenging and prevalent problems provided by Amazon, IBM and PwC and grab the opportunity to get your solutions and products recognized and used by millions of customers and a chance to be offered an internship at one of these companies along with exciting prizes.

  • Social Challenges

Help the She Team of Hyderabad Police to address the problem of women safety and be a part of the revolution of making India a safer place for women. Exciting prizes to be won too.

Prises:

  • 1st Prize: Rs.5,000 cash and Rs.15,000 worth of Amazon Gift Vouchers for the winning team.
  • 2nd Prize: Rs.5,000 cash and Rs.5,000 worth of Amazon Gift Vouchers for the first runner up team.
  • A 6 month internship-interview opportunity at Amazon for the winning team.
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