Zeta Hacks

6000 Registered Allowed team size: 2 - 5

This campaign is over.

Prototype Submission Phase
starts on:
Jul 13, 2021, 03:30 PM
ends on:
Aug 27, 2021, 06:25 PM


General FAQs:

  1. Do I need to pay any money to register for the Hackathon? No. You do not have to pay anything to anyone to register yourself for any Hackathon on HackerEarth.

  2. Do I need to have any specific qualifications to be a participant for the Hackathon? If you love to code, you are more than welcome to participate in the Hackathon.

  3. How do I submit what I have made for the Hackathon? You have to develop the application on your local system and submit it on HackerEarth in tar/zip file format along with instructions to run the application and source code.

  4. Do we need to have the entire idea fully working? The entire idea need not be fully implemented; however, the submission should be functional so that it can be reviewed by the judges.

  5. How is the environment? Will your environment support any language? Will you provide any IDE and DB for us to work on ideas? You have to develop the entire software application on your local system and submit it on HackerEarth in tar/zip file format along with instructions to run the application and source code.

  6. Does one have to be online and available for the entire duration of the Hackathon? No, one does not need to be logged in on HackerEarth or be online for the entire duration. You can develop the application on your local system based on the given themes and then submit it on HackerEarth, on the specific challenge page.

  7. Since there is no specific technology mentioned, are there any restrictions on using number of pre-built libraries? There is no restriction to use any language, technology stack, or libraries. You can use any of them to create the web/mobile application.

  8. Do I need to give a demo for the product that I have built? If you want you can submit a small presentation or video that demos your submission, however it's not mandatory, and only good to have. In case you are one of the winners, you might be invited to demo your application at a physical event, details of which will be shared with sufficient advance notice.

  9. A fully developed application need to have a solid backend for data storage like SQL, SharePoint etc. since its online, is it accepted to show only the proto type of it? Yes it's absolutely fine to submit just the prototype. If you use any database like MySQL or PostgreSQL you can also submit a database dump along with your submission. However you are allowed to submit just the prototype.

  10. If it is a team submission, does that mean all team members will have access to work at the same time? Yes, all team members can login from their account and do application submission on HackerEarth.

  11. Who will own the IP(Intellectual Property) Rights to the product that I have built? The developer/developers of the web/mobile application will have all rights and own the IP of the product. However, all code needs to be in the public domain (open source) so that it can be evaluated by the judges.

FAQs by Participants:

  1. Can we design only the wireframe or do we have to build the actual UI without API Answer- Wireframes are not accepted.

  2. Is the 2021 batch eligible for this hackathon? Answer- Yes 2021 batch is eligible for this hackathon.

  3. Is the 2019 batch eligible to participate? Answer- Yes, it is open to all developers!

  4. Does a travel app come under fintech? Answer- Depending on your approach it might or might not come under Fintech. For more information, you can even post your queries on the Zeta Hacks Discord Channel. The invite link is available on the overview page.

  5. In the registration page, it doesn't show me an option to register as a team. How exactly do I go about this? Answer- The team leader can register a team and later on go about adding the teammates inside HackerEarth by simply sharing the email ID of the teammates.

  6. Can we use firebase or some online service for the database or do we have to necessarily set up a database dump with some SQL dbms Answer- You can use firebase

  7. There is an API Integration phase mentioned in the timeline. Please elaborate on what it is all about and how that ties into the product that we will be building? Answer- More details about the APIs will be provided during the AMA session.

Below mentioned are stage wise expectations from Zeta -

For phase 1, you can build any banking or payment prototype. Examples are given, but apart from that teams can choose anything else they'd like to. A functional coded platform using any stack is the minimum requirement.

For phase 2 - only the top 50 teams will be selected, they will be briefed on the API which will be available in a sandbox environment. Teams can build more higher-level features, improve on UI/UX, build use cases and make a market fit product that can go for production. This will be in the 24 hours of space on 26th August.

Please note -

Top 50 teams will be given goodies from Zeta, Udemy and other corporates we are trying to partner with. The top 3 teams will walk away with the cash prizes as well. All the good teams, irrespective of their standing, will be invited for PPI / PPO interview opportunities with Zeta & all our affiliated companies like (Directi, Flock, Radix, etc).

The top 15 teams will be selected and they will be asked to submit their code, pitch deck and present in front of some of the very known names in the industry. It's an open fintech platform, so teams can use any stack they prefer. Cater to the needs of the Fintech market is the only aim. All functional coded prototypes will be accepted and evaluated.

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