Welcome to EconHacks Bangalore
EconHacks is a completely free 48 hour virtual hackathon for all students. People from all over India will gather around to form teams of 1-5 and aim to better the economic conditions which have further aggravated during the pandemic.
All students are welcomed!
We will be conducting many workshops to help beginners get started with coding and economics. Various resources will also be distributed to enhance the participant's skills and to assist them throughout the hackathon.
Meet people from places all around the world!
Virtual hackathon allows you sit back at home and network with passionate hackers just like you!
Earn the reward for your hard work and get support from our sponsors to continue grow your project after this hackathon!
Gain insights and knowledge from guest speaker series! Our guest speakers have many years of experience in their field of expertise.
Funding in Prizepool
Youth combining economics and technology in a hackathon is really innovative, hopefully all the participants can have fun within this event
Our Hardworking Team
Passionate students just like you who helped bring this event to you
Ansh TulsyanLead Organiser
Rahul JaikrishnaLead Organiser
Mehtaab KohliContent Creator
Arghya SarkarWeb Designer
Disha HimaniLogistics Manager
Frequently Asked Questions
We have tried to answer some common questions here but if you have any queries you can contact us on our email
I wish to join but I do not have any idea?
No worries, you can join our discord server and ask us for some cool ideas. If you like other people's ideas you can work with them too!
How much does it cost to participate?
Nothing. We have been able to bring this hackathon to you free of cost with the help of our amazing sponsors.
What is the theme of the hackathon and what can we build?
This is an Economy based hackathon. You can build anything which provides an economic value and helps the struggling citizens of our country.
Can we participate as a team?
Yes, you can submit projects in teams of 1-5 people. Most teams aim to have a mix of people with both design and developer skills.
What is a hackathon?
A hackathon is best described as an “invention marathon”. Anyone who has an interest in technology attends a hackathon to learn, build & share their creations over the course of a weekend in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. You don’t have to be a programmer and you certainly don’t have to be majoring in Computer Science.
I just graduated, can I still participate?
Yes. Anyone who has graduated high school within the last 12 months is still eligible to attend our hackathon
Will I annoy people if I ask them questions?
Not at all! This is a common misconception about hackathons and in actual fact, it’s the complete opposite. The environment at these events are designed specifically to encourage everyone to have fun and help each other. If you’re ever stuck on anything, go find a volunteer who might able to help and if not, they will almost certainly know who can.
What if I don’t know how to code?
Not a problem! It’s entirely irrelevant what your experience is going into a hackathon, it’s more about your interest in technology. Our hackathon is beginner-friendly. If you want to learn how to code outside of a hackathon, you should check out the following: Treehouse, Codecademy and the Major League Hacking blog to get started.
What if I don’t wish to present my hack?
You might think your project isn’t impressive or it might not be finished so you don’t want to present it. You should present it anyway! Honestly, hackathons isn’t about being the best or being competitive. It’s all about having fun, making friends and learning how to become better at things you care about. Presenting your hack gives you a chance to be proud of what you’ve done, and you should be proud.
What does EconHacks do?
EconHacks hosts hacathon based on the theme of economy and issues faced by people to help create awareness about economics in the youth.
If someone disagrees with a decision made by EconHacks Bangalore how may they appeal it?
You can contact us on our email firstname.lastname@example.org regarding any complaints, feedbacks and sugestions!
Sponsor our hackathon!
EconHacks Bangalore is a completely free hackathon and hence requires your support to make this event a success. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit — all donations are tax-deductible! View our prospectus to get more information about our hackathon, sponsorship tiers & more.