#RoadtoRecovery Hackathon shortlisting has begun!

Let’s develop Ideas to Lead us Into a New Normal

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Pick one of the proposed use-cases to tackle with your team

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Process

Registration

9 – 19 June, 2020

Register your interest and form your team to compete!

Hackathon

23 – 30 June, 2020

Let the hackathon begin!

Tune in for advice from our experts to get you started.

Shortlisting submissions

Date depending on the amount of submissions

Shortlisted teams will compete in the final remote-pitching in front of expert jury.

Awards

2 weeks after final pitching

Monetary awards and X.O. points for the contestants.

The Round #1 Shortlisted Teams are

The Unicorn

Solution Plus

ATV

Safe 2 Occupy

Aplombers

The Data Dev Clan

Debug Thugs

Covid Crushers

Reverse Engineers

Mad Men

The AI Geeks

Covid

Unlocking Economy

AVP

Inspiration

Day Saver 2020

Mind Mine Data

Tek Geeks

Recover Rangers

Survivors

S3 Warriors

Cepheus

Invincible

Code Loader

Mettle Code Artist

All of the Round #1 Shortlisted teams are being evaluated. The shortlisted teams will be invited for final remote pitching!

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Why now and how?

Hackathons have often remained synonymous to disruptive evolution. The objective of this Hackathon is to provide a platform for the participants to develop solutions using modern digital technologies that will empower our customers and internal teams to overcome the effects of present pandemic situations like Covid-19.

This will also enable participants to use innovation to help clients across industries respond to business challenges posed by the pandemic.

Empower customers

Not just to adapt the business models and services, but to lead in the new, post-pandemic world.

Empower our teams

Redefine the ways of working, become resilient and future-proof.

Frequently Asked Questions

A hackathon is a useful innovation tool for exploring difficult problems and creating new and innovative solutions. It does not have to involve technology but usually does. This is a strictly time-boxed event during which representatives from various disciplines come together to form diverse, multi-disciplinary teams and collaborate intensively.

Examples already used within Atos and Atos-Syntel:

A11y Accessibility Hackathon
Voice Hackathon 
Red Hat Sustainability OpenShift Hack 
Royal Mail Group Ansible Hack
Microsoft Power Hack

Learn more about hackathons in general

9 – 19th of June, 2020 until midnight PST.

23 – 30th of June, 2020 until midnight PST.

Any appropriate Modern Digital Technology. Free for you to choose!

Participants will be provided with the use cases on the first day of the Hackathon.
The use cases will be available on the Hackathon site to download. Participants can choose a use case to develop a solution for.

Minimum 2 and maximum 3 members including team lead per team is allowed.
Mentors, Senior team members, Principal Consultants and above can be part of the team, but team size cannot exceed three members.

  • The contest is open for IT employees across all Atos Syntel and Atos BNPS, India, US & UK locations.
  • Teams can be formed across locations, domains and projects.
  • An employee cannot participate in more than one team.

  • Mentor will not get the credit points if he is not a team member.
  • If information provided during online registration is found to be incomplete and/or inaccurate, even if related to just one team member, the entire team concerned will be excluded from the competition.
  • Teams may not be changed once the competition has begun and should even just one member of a team leave the competition, the entire team will be rendered ineligible.
  • The members of each team undertake not to present projects that have previously been submitted to other initiatives or projects that have been presented at previous editions of the Hackathon or as reusable assets for SAMS.
  • Any applications submitted with incomplete or inaccurate information will result in the team being disqualified from participation in the Hackathon. Organization’s rulings in this regard are final.
  • Registration does not ensure participation in the Hackathon.
  • Due to the nature of this Hackathon, dedicated lab facility will not be provided.
  • Participants will have to work remotely using company supplied desktops or laptops. Participants can use personal systems also if they do not have company supplied systems.
  • Participants can develop locally using standard IDEs like Eclipse. For Cloud development, participants can use free accounts/credits offered by GCP, AWS or Azure.
  • Participants will have to use personal internet connection/WiFi for internet needs.
  • Participants are expected to work outside the billable hours.
  • Hackathon team will not provide any software or financial assistance.
  • The detailed information about Hackathon is available at URL
  • In order to participate in the Hackathon, team will have to register at URL, any team member can do the registration.
  • Mentor will not get the credit points if he is not a team member.
  • If information provided during online registration is found to be incomplete and/or inaccurate, even if related to just one team member, the entire team concerned will be excluded from the competition.
  • Teams may not be changed once the competition has begun and should even just one member of a team leave the competition, the entire team will be rendered ineligible.
  • The members of each team undertake not to present projects that have previously been submitted to other initiatives or projects that have been presented at previous editions of the Hackathon or as reusable assets for SAMS.
  • Any applications submitted with incomplete or inaccurate information will result in the team being disqualified from participation in the Hackathon. Organization’s rulings in this regard are final.
  • Registration does not ensure participation in the Hackathon.
  • After the development is complete, participants will have to submit their entries by uploading code and their presentation. The presentation template and submission instructions will be communicated to the competing teams at the start of the hackathon.
  • Submissions without the supporting documentation will not be accepted.
  • Files submitted after the Hackathon Window (i.e. 11:59 pm Tuesday, 30th June, 2020 of respective locations) won’t be considered. In other words, the timestamp of the submitted files should be on or before cut-off time.
  • The team’s submission (i.e. the code, presentation and any other supporting document) must be zipped as a single file and file and named as: [TeamID]_Submission.zip where [TeamID] should be the Team ID assigned to a team.
  • The presentation should be named as [TeamID]_team_name.pptx

Evaluation will happen in two rounds:

 

First round of evaluation

  • Shortlisting of assets in 1st round will be done by an evaluation team.
  • Evaluation team will be formed based on the technology stack collected during registration and will consist of Domain/Delivery SMEs, Technical Architects and Principal Architects.
  • Evaluation team will evaluate and shortlist the assets using following criteria with equal weightages:
    • Innovation – How innovative and original the idea is?
    • Business Value – Does the developed asset have potential to win a client project?
    • Technology – How well the technology is used?
    • Reusability – How easily the asset can be reused across domains/verticals/projects?
    • Completeness – How much % the asset is complete?
  • Shortlisting will be completed within 4-6 weeks after the event.

Final round of evaluation

  • Final evaluation / selection of the winners will be done by a jury panel.
  • Jury panel will consist of technology experts and senior leaders.
  • Each team selected in the first round will be invited to give a presentation of no more than 5 minutes to show the jury panel the work they have produced. It will be done through a Circuit call. At the conclusion of the presentation, each juror will assign a vote ranging from 1 (=bad) to 5 (=excellent) for all four parameters (Concept, Design, Development, and Presentation) and the sum of the scores of the entire panel will determine the final rankings. The winners of Hackathon will be the three teams with the highest total scores. In the event of a tie, subsequent votes will be held until the three winning teams have been selected.
  • The decision of evaluation team and jury panel will be final and binding. The details of the parameters are as below
  1. Concept
    • Innovation potential of the idea
    • Adherence to the selected topic
    • Use of proposed levers
    • Impact on the users
    • Its Business relevance
  1. Design
    • Usability (interaction, visual and emotional design)
    • Functional scope (design completion)
  1. Development
    • Quality and Completeness of the prototype
  1. Presentation
    • Quality of the presentation
    • Clarity, Effectiveness, Completeness
    • Interest raised in the audience

The final results of Hackathon will be declared within 2 weeks after the final round of evaluation.

Prizes

The selection of winners and runner-ups will be global. The prizes for Winning and runner-up teams are as follows:

Winner

  • Off-shore 30,000 INR
  • On-shore 450 USD

1st Runner-up

  • On-shore 15,000 INR
  • Off-shore 200 USD

2nd Runner-up

  • On-shore 10,000 INR
  • Off-shore 150 USD

All participants will get X.O credit points except mentor. Shortlisted participants, winners and runner-ups will get additional credit points. Mentor will get the credit points only if he is either a team/lead.

The points table is as follows:

  • 6 base credit points allocated for Participation
  • 4 Bonus points will be awarded in case you are in the top shortlisted teams. This is in addition to the 6 base credit points earned.
  • 4 Bonus points will be awarded in case you are adjudged the Runners-up or 6 Bonus points will be awarded in case you are adjudged the Winner. So, the cumulative score one can earn in case you participate, get shortlisted and win is (6 base + 4 bonus + 6 bonus pints (winner) is 16 points). Likewise, the cumulative score on can earn in case you participate, get shortlisted and are runners-up is (6 base + 4 bonus + 4 bonus points (runners-up) is 14 pints).
  • Note: You may participate in any or all of the Hackathons organised in the calendar year. However, the maximum number of points you can earn and log is 16 credit per skill (Skill 1 or Skill2).

Spot awards from Leaders

Winning and runner-up team members may get Spot Awards from Leaders. Apart from winners and runner-ups, teams that are specially recognized, may also get Spot Awards.

Evaluation will happen in two rounds:

 

First round of evaluation

  • Shortlisting of assets in 1st round will be done by an evaluation team.
  • Evaluation team will be formed based on the technology stack collected during registration and will consist of Domain/Delivery SMEs, Technical Architects and Principal Architects.
  • Evaluation team will evaluate and shortlist the assets using following criteria with equal weightages:
  • Innovation – How innovative and original the idea is?
  • Business Value – Does the developed asset have potential to win a client project?
  • Technology – How well the technology is used?
  • Reusability – How easily the asset can be reused across domains/verticals/projects?
  • Completeness – How much % the asset is complete?
  • Shortlisting will be completed within 4-6 weeks after the event.

Final round of evaluation

  • Final evaluation / selection of the winners will be done by a jury panel.
  • Jury panel will consist of technology experts and senior leaders.
  • Each team selected in the first round will be invited to give a presentation of no more than 5 minutes to show the jury panel the work they have produced. It will be done through a Circuit call. At the conclusion of the presentation, each juror will assign a vote ranging from 1 (=bad) to 5 (=excellent) for all four parameters (Concept, Design, Development, and Presentation) and the sum of the scores of the entire panel will determine the final rankings. The winners of Hackathon will be the three teams with the highest total scores. In the event of a tie, subsequent votes will be held until the three winning teams have been selected.
  • The decision of evaluation team and jury panel will be final and binding. The details of the parameters are as below
  1. Concept
    • Innovation potential of the idea
    • Adherence to the selected topic
    • Use of proposed levers
    • Impact on the users
    • Its Business relevance
  1. Design
  • Usability (interaction, visual and emotional design)
  • Functional scope (design completion)
  1. Development
  • Quality and Completeness of the prototype
  1. Presentation
  • Quality of the presentation
  • Clarity, Effectiveness, Completeness
  • Interest raised in the audience
    • The final results of Hackathon will be declared within 2 weeks after the final round of evaluation.

Countdown to the Hackathon's Finale

30 June

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