Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Event Details

    Date – 27th-28th Jan 2019, Israel
    Venue – Council for a Beautiful Israel, 80, Rokach Blvd, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

    Date – 2nd-3rd Feb 2019
    Venue – Sunrise Incubation Hub, Hill – 3, IT SEZ, Madhurawada, Vishakhapatnam

  2. Who Should Attend?

    Designers, developers, Professionals, Students and superpowers will join forces to create the future.

    For those who are still deciding whether or not to register their teams in such an event, hackathon is the perfect stomping ground to widen your network and learn things that may have never even crossed your mind. Beyond hacking the problems, SOCH brings an awe-inspiring social event that gathers a pool of great talents across the region alongside a panel of prominent judges. Now is the time to bring your ideas to life. Join us and be part of the SOCH

  3. Why Attend?

    To hack, or not to hack. That is the question that haunts every innovator, be it for good or bad. The task can be daunting, requiring an immense focus that stretches from hours to weeks, proving only a select few are able to take up the challenge.

    Like any sporting event, history will be made with each passing second, and SOCH, promises to be a 30 hour innovation marathon full of learning and experience as teams compete with each other to turn ideas into revolutionary real-world solutions within a short period of time.

  4. Here are some of the benefits of joining SOCH

    Learn and conquer
    Hone your technical and communications skills by resolving challenges over two power-packed days through an intense process of brainstorming, learning and bonding with your teammates, and even collaboration with other teams.

    Develop great products
    If you’re struggling to come up with business ideas, our panel of judges or mentors - comprising the industry’s best - are here to offer invaluable feedback and mentoring to take your thinking to the next level.

    Opportunities aplenty
    Rub shoulders with industry leaders, entrepreneurs and like-minded individuals from across the region. Win or lose, this is the perfect networking platform. Who knows, it could even land you the biggest project of your career!

    You are free to use any technology including software and or hardware to solve the challenges. The solution must also be able to scale,

    What Is The Presentation Format And What Should My Team Look For To Win The Judges’ Hearts?

  5. After Final Checkpoints At Hack Day.

    This is where your marketing skills come into play. Just like the hundreds of awe-inspiring business pitches that take place daily in India, LIVE DEMOS are the only way to go.

    Each team has 5 minutes to present, including a minimum 1 minute live demo of working proof of concept/ prototype/app, and 3 minutes Q&A session with the judges

    Don’t worry if the project is not 100% complete as it will be judged based on the following criteria, including but not limited to:

    • Alignment with the theme
    • Originality
    • Presentation / demo
    • Technology & Design Relevance of the Product
    • Product Readiness

  6. Teams

    Each team must consist of four (4) team members’ max and 2 min. Each individual is only permitted to register in one team. Participants are to pre-select their team members and nominate their own team leader. The team leader will be responsible for submitting his/her team members’ participation details by Given date All team members must appear in person on-site at the SOCH venue at the scheduled time on the first day of the Hackathon and must be present throughout the event. Failure to do so may result in disqualification for the entire team.

  7. Treat Others With Respect

    SOCH is dedicated to offering a safe space where people of all backgrounds can gather, embrace their differences and innovate together! Any harassment, including racism, sexism or any other form of discrimination, is strictly not tolerated.

  8. Showcase Your Work

    Build something and be ready to present your hack! The presentation must not deviate from the challenge. Teams that do not address the substance of the challenge will be disqualified. All submission(s) must be original work. Any form of plagiarism or copying is not allowed. All submission(s) must be new. Any work that has been submitted for other competitions (whether in India or overseas) or has been used for commercial purposes and/or has been published in any media will not be accepted. The organizer shall not be responsible for entries that are lost or contain corrupted data due to whatever reasons.

  9. Project Resources

    To ensure all teams start on equal footing, we ask that all codes, graphics, sound and other assets be created during the SOCH weekend, although teams will be allowed to plan and create basic designs and layouts ahead of the event. Usage of public domain images or any materials with Creative Commons licensing is strictly not allowed. Teams violating this rule will be disqualified immediately.

  10. APIs, Libraries, & Open Source

    All teams are encouraged to utilize third-party services, libraries and open source projects. Build something amazing using the great resources and the amazing APIs available in the public domain.

  11. Ownership

    All teams and participants shall give SOCH Hackathaon organisers the right of first refusal of ownership for all codes, solutions, apps, software, data and concepts built and submitted at the SOCH. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions for further information.

  12. Will I be provided reimbursement for travelling and participating in SOCH Hackathon

    No reimbursements will be made to any participating individual or teams who travel to participate in SOCH Hackathon. However, once you are selected and join us at the SOCH Hackathon, we will take care of food and other basic necessities during the complete 30 hour of SOCH Hackathon

  13. Happy Hacking!

    Hack, make new friends and have an awesome time! We understand it can be challenging, so don’t forget to take breaks, eat healthily and just enjoy the event.