• Our objective is to build a digital footprint for student hackers and encourage them to integrate APIs within their solutions.
  • After the success of the first-ever API Hacks by Tech Phantoms, this Year's Hackathon brings in a lot more to offer to the students.
  • The hackathon provides a fun yet challenging way to gain Knowledge about APIs and gives a lot more opportunities to use them within projects.
  • The hackathon aims to focus on increasing diversity in the field of programming and encouraging developers to focus on creating competent solutions.

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

305,334 in prizes

1st Prize

- API Hacks Swag Pack!

- $250 DigitalOcean Credits to Each Member of the Team.
- 1 Year of Premium Plan Access to Egghead.io to all the members.
- ₹3500 Amazon Gift Card (To Team).
- Open-Source Mentorship from Tech Phantoms.
- Premium Sponsor Products.

2nd Prize

- API Hacks Swag Pack

- $125 DigitalOcean Credits to Each Member of the Winning Team.
- 1 Year of Premium Plan Access to Egghead.io to all the members.
- ₹2800 Amazon Gift Card (To Team).
- 1 Year of Premium Plan Access to Egghead.io to all the members.
- Open Source Mentorship from Tech Phantoms.
- Premium Sponsor Products.

3rd Prize

- API Hacks SWAG Pack.

- $100 DigitalOcean Credits to Each Member of the Winning Team.
- 1 Year of Premium Plan Access to Egghead.io to all the members.
- ₹2100 Amazon Gift Card (To Team).
- Open Source Mentorship from Tech Phantoms.
- Premium Sponsor Products.

Best Use of SAWO Labs API

- 100$ to the winning team.
- Community Box for the winners.
- 1-month free Inaugurate Tier access
- Feature in our Blogs & Articles
- SAWO funds 100% of the Playstore / App
the store subscription fee for the best mobile
apps.
- SAWO funds 100% of the hosting fee for
the best web-apps
- For extra special products - Special
opportunity to pitch your hack to VCs and
Investors in SAWO’s Pitch day Hack
Winners MUST use the SAWO Labs API as
part of their project to be eligible for a reward.

Best Use of Agora APIs

- Agora Tshirts and Swags for all the participants, who implement using Agora APIs
- Winner will be getting a ₹4500 worth of Swag Pack and Goodies.

Best Use of Symbl.ai APIs

- Winner gets a ₹7416 Amazon Gift Card and a Developer Swag Pack.
- 11,124 worth of Credits to all the Participants.
- Developer Spotlight to those who build with symbl.ai and comes under qualified projects.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Requirements

  1. Submissions must have a product walkthrough/ demo video in under 4 mins.
    1. Tools for Recording: OBS Studio, Zoom, and obviously a script
    2. What is a demo video?
      1. See one of the winning demos from MLH fellowship. here
      2. NO Ricky Astley memes( Leads to Disqualification ) 
    3. Script Example (This is just for reference.)
      1. Introduction to Problem you solve.
      2. Walkthrough the project.
      3. The APIs you used.
      4. Project Future Scope
      5. Team Members and Team Name
  2.   You Must submit a Github repository Link.
       If you are having a project, which is private, please make sure, that you open it
       during the period of judging.
  3.   [Optional] To build your digital footprint, create your own project Twitter account, 
  4.   [Optional] You can even submit, your project at our hackermedia by mentioning one of our staff on discord.

Judges

Vinit Shahdeo

Vinit Shahdeo
Senior Software Engineer, Postman Inc.

Santosh Yadav

Santosh Yadav
Google Developer Expert for Angular, GitHub Star

Uladzislau Baryshchyk

Uladzislau Baryshchyk
Software Engineer | Udemy

Coming soon

Akanksha Bhasin
Developer Evangelist, Symbl AI

Abir Pal
SWE Intern, Affinidi, Singapore

Judging Criteria

  • API Usage
    The project uses APIs in its implementation.
  • Technical Awesomeness
    How technically awesome the project is for the hackathon.
  • Impactfulness
    How impacting, the project is and whether it's adding value.
  • Business Value
    Is this idea going to make money, or at least contribute to the solution that will?

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