SAMWAD'22

Ideate: Breaking the Barriers

What is Ideate: Breaking the Barriers? 🧠

Ideate: Breaking the Barriers is a Hackathon conducted by IEEE MANIT Student Branch under its event called SAMWAD: Women in Engineering. SAMWAD is particularly focused on working with, and for Women in Engineering. The problem statements for the hackathon are focused on some genuine problems faced by women in their daily course of life like Women Safety, Right to education in remote areas, and Women empowerment and employment.

The aim of conducting this hackathon is to promote Women in Engineering and to nudge people towards ideating and implementing innovative solutions to tackle the problems faced by women.

Rules and Code Of Conduct 📖

To be followed strictly.

Hackathon Rules and Submission Guidelines

• Team size must be 1-4 people.

• Participants will be given three problem statements among which team has to choose one and make a submission. Multiple submissions for different problem statements by a team is not allowed and may result in disqualification.

• The event will go live when the registrations begin i.e., September 23, 2022.

• Deadline for making submissions is October 7, 2022 11:59 PM.

• All the participating teams are allowed to submit their hack.

• The teams are encouraged to submit a video presenting a demo of what they have built along with the link to the GitHub repository and the hosted link (optional). Submissions are to be made on the Devfolio platform.

• You will be judged based on the innovation of your idea and also on what you built and its practical use.

• A complete hack is one of the many factors you will be judged on. However we encourage you to submit your hacks even if they’re incorrect/incomplete before the deadline.

• If a team is unable to implement an idea, they’re encouraged to submit a thorough technical approach towards the problem solution. You can also use graphic components to express your ideas in your videos.

• Though not necessary, participants are encouraged to host their implementation on Replit and provide its link in their submission.

• The winning teams will be awarded prizes worth ₹ 5,000. The winners and prizes, unless not specified otherwise, will be awarded solely based on the decision of the IEEE MSB.

• Ideas that are incorporated or already implemented must contain a space of authentic additional ideation with an improvement. Any sort of plagiarism in ideas will lead to disqualification of that team.

Important Resources 📢

Timeline ⏱️

The clock keeps ticking!

Submission Rights

• By attending or participating in Ideate: Breaking the Barriers hackathon, you hereby grant IEEE MSB and its affiliates permission to use your likeness submitted submission, or other digital media if any and all of its publications (for promotions), including web-based and social media publications, without payment or other consideration.

• You irrevocably authorise IEEE MSB and its affiliates to edit, alter, copy, exhibit, publish, or distribute these submissions for any lawful purpose. Additionally, you waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising or related to the use of the submission.

Organising Partners

About IEEE MSB ⚡️

IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization. It is dedicated to the advancement of technology for the betterment of humanity. Its core purpose is to foster the technological innovation and excellence.Believing in the same ideology and to carry this envisioned purpose, IEEE MANIT Student Branch ventures to be conducive and works assiduously towards achieving its goal.

Questions? Answers.

Who all are eligible to participate in the hackathon?

Any undergraduate student, irrespective of location in India, their college, branch, language or gender can participate.

Can only girls / women participate?

No, any student irrespective of the gender they identify themselves as, is allowed to participate. The problem statements are related to women, but anybody with an idea can participate.

What is the maximum number of participants in a team allowed?

A minimum of an individual and maximum of four members are allowed to be in a team.

How do we submit our ideas?

Submissions are required to be made on the Devfolio platform. The teams are encouraged to submit a video presenting a demo of what they have built along with the link to the GitHub repository and the hosted link (optional).

Is it necessary to host your solution?

The video demo and GitHub link are compulsorily required while making a submission. A hosted link to your solution is optional, however it’ll give you an edge over other participants.

What is the last date of submission?

The deadline of submission is October 7, 2022 11:59 PM. Adhere to the deadline strictly. Any delay will not be considered for the evaluation.

What will be the judging criteria?

You will be judged based on the innovation of your idea and also on what you've built and its practical use. A complete hack is one of the many factors you will be judged on. Other judging criterias are subject to IEEE MSB’s concern and are not disclosed.

What is the prize worth?

The winning teams will be awarded prizes worth ₹ 5,000. The winners and prizes, unless not specified otherwise, will be awarded solely based on the decision of the judging panel.

Do I need to pay any money to register for the Hackathon?

No. You do not have to pay anything to anyone to register your team.

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