3rd Edition of Megathon, the largest student Hackathon is back, taking idea to business


Hyderabad: The E-Cells of IIIT-Hyderabad and IIT-Hyderabad bring back the 3rd edition of Megathon, the largest student hackathon in Hyderabad on 29th and 30th September, 2018 at IIIT-Hyderabad campus.

The International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) is an autonomous research university founded in 1998 that focuses on the core areas of Information Technology, such as Computer Science, Electronics and Communications, and their applications in other domains through inter-disciplinary research with great social impact.

Participants in the Megathon get expert guidance from leaders in the field and become part of a community of fellow thinkers and coders to solve problems affecting the corporate world deeply. They will have to solve 1 of 4 corporate challenges in teams of 1-4 through the use of technology with a touch of entrepreneurship. The corporate challenges will be provided by Challenge Sponsors – EA Sports, Joveo and PwC.

Broad topics for this round are A game inside a box by EA Sports, AI in Recruitment by Joveo and Mosquitos and Drones, Tackling Malware by PwC. This years online round had over 1,000 registrations and Road to Megathon was attended by around 1,500 people.