Hack For Change is a hackathon/ideation where developers, software engineers, and other like-minded individuals, focused on solving real-world problem statements that impact the society in a positive way, using emerging technologies.


6th April 2022

  • 10:00 am onwards - Opening Ceremony & Team Building
  • 11:00 am to 11:30 am - Intro to devpost and orientation
  • 11:30 am onwards - Hacking Begins
  • 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Lunch
  • 3:00 pm  to 3:30 pm - GDSC Design Sprint
  • 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Mentoring Round 1
  • 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Break
  • 8:15 pm to 9:00 pm -  Dinner
  • 9:00 onwards - DJ Nights


7th April 2022

  • 9:00 am to 10:00 am - Morning Orientation and Breakfast
  • 10:00am to 11:00am - Mentoring Round 2
  • 11:30 am to 12:30 am - Spark AR Events
  • 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm - CDS Event
  • 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm - HC event 
  • 5:00pm to 6:00pm - Mentoring Round 3
  • 7:00 pm onwards - Judging Round 1 (Soft Deadline)
  • 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Dinner
  • 9:00 pm onwards - DJ Nights


8th April 2022

  • 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Orientation and Breakfast
  • 11:00 am onwards - Final Judging Round (Hard Deadline)


Pitching Session 

4:00 pm Hackathon Wrapup - Closing Ceremony 


  • We require all teams to submit a 2 minute or less demo video.
  • Your video must be created the weekend of the hackathon. 
  • Your code must be available in some sort of public repository. 
  • We do allow you to submit your project to other hackathons (this weekend only) as long as the other hackathon also allows this. 
  • If you're continuing work on an old project, you MUST specify in your Devpost what was worked on 1) before the hackathon and 2) during the hackathon. 
  • If u are targeting the best Idea Pitch Category a completely working prototype is not required.

Hackathon Sponsors


25,000 in prizes

Schwags and Prizes

Exciting Stickers


Other perks

• Selected projects may get mentoring from start up cell
• Selected projects may get funding from start up cell
• There are special sponsor prizes

Cash Prize

Wolfram One Personal Plan + Wolfram Alpha Pro (6)

Top 6 Teams Win 1 Year Subscription of Wolfram One Personal and Wolfram Alpha Pro, Valued at 375$ (₹28000) Individually

Digital Ocean Credits (8)

Top 8 Projects Win Digital Ocean Credits Worth 1000$

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Srinivasa challa

Srinivasa challa
CTO Rishab Software

Judging Criteria

  • Technology
    How technically impressive was the hack? Was the technical problem the team tackled difficult? Did it use a particularly clever technique or did it use many different components? Did the technology involved make you go "Wow"?
  • Design
    Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface?
  • Innovative Quotient
    How creative was the hack?
  • Scalability
    Future expansion of the project
  • Market Viability
    Whether the designed product or service is adaptable by the market.
  • Financial Feasibility
    Revenue generation and cost to profit margin of the product

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