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Challenge Overview

Hack Challenge 2021
Code For A Better Future

SmartBridge in collaboration with IBM Global University Programs has brought an exclusive challenge for you to Code, Develop & Innovate for a better future. This Challenge will provide you hands-on exposure on IBM technologies. Hack Challenge 2021 is packed with technical learning, finding solutions to problems plaguing society and access to courseware & skill badges. The aim of Hack Challenge this year is to leverage technology for building solutions that will shape a better world with resilience.

Hack Challenge 2021 Invite

Exciting Benefits

It’s not just learning, but a whole lot more with exciting benefits!

Online Tech Bootcamps

Earn IBM Skill Badges

Free Access to IBM Cloud

No-Charge Access to IBM Academic Initiative Courseware and Software

Tech Mentorship

INR 20000 worth Prizes Per Person for Top Winning Teams.

Special Jury Award for Top Performing Teams

Participation Certificate from IBM for valid Project Submissions.

Challenge Flow

1

Register for the Hack Challenge 2021

Register yourself to code, develop & innovate to serve for a better future.

2

Access IBM Academic Initiative.

Start your Journey with IBM Academic Initiative by Creating an IBM Academic Initiative Account.

3

Get Access to IBM Academic Initiative Free Software

Download the no-charge software.

4

Get the skills on IBM Cloud Services

4 Days Bootcamps on IBM Cloud Services, AI & ML

5

Show off your skills by coding for a better Future.

Code & Develop Solutions for a better future


How it Works?

1. Must be a current Engineering/MCA student.

You must be a current student associated with an accredited academic institution at the time of submission.

2. Register for IBM Academic Initiative Account & Download the Software

You must register for IBM Academic Initiative Account & download the software to get access for technical bootcamps and submissions.

3. Access to IBM Academic Initiative no-charge E-learning courses

Complete the courses mentioned in the course section in SmartInternz student login under challenge tab and upload the skill badge or certificate for verification.

4. Attend 4 days bootcamp

Attend 4 Days live instructor-led hands-on training on IBM cloud services, AI & ML to understand and build solutions for selected problem statement.

5. Start working on the enrolled problem statement

Start building the solution for the enrolled problem statement using IBM cloud services.

6. Submit the solution

This is the last step of your challenge where in you need to submit the project/solution files that you have worked on.

Benefits of IBM Academic Initiative Account

IBM Academic Initiative enables you to leverage IBM tools and resources through courses.

Cloud Access

Enhanced access to the IBM Cloud and select cloud based resources and applications.

Software

No-charge access to the same software used by commerical customers leading to practical training for present day jobs.

Courseware

Access to the same courses delivered to our enterprise customers for inclusion in part or whole into existing and new curriculum.

Key Technologies covered in depth

IBM Cloud, IBM Data science, IBM Security, Quantum, IBM Engineering, IBM Z, Power Systems, Blockchain and IBM Watson

Live access

Access to live technical sessions happening across the year from various IBM experts

Digital Badges

Earn industry-recognised digital badges upon completion of different courses.

Cloud Access

Enhanced access to the IBM Cloud and select cloud based resources and applications.

Software

No-charge access to the same software used by commerical customers leading to practical training for present day jobs.

Courseware

Access to the same courses delivered to our enterprise customers for inclusion in part or whole into existing and new curriculum.

Key Technologies covered in depth

IBM Cloud, IBM Data science, IBM Security, Quantum, IBM Engineering, IBM Z, Power Systems, Blockchain and IBM Watson

Live access

Access to live technical sessions happening across the year from various IBM experts

Digital Badges

Earn industry-recognised digital badges upon completion of different courses.



It is mandatory for all the participants to create an IBM Academic Initiative Account enrolled for this Hack Challenge.

Important Dates

17

JUN

Registrations Start

25

JUN

Commencement of Bootcamp 1

29

JUN

Project Submission Starts

10

JUL

Commencement of Bootcamp 3

01

JUL

Commencement of Bootcamp 2

01

JUL

Commencement of Bootcamp 2

10

JUL

Commencement of Bootcamp 3

30

JUL

Last Date of Registration

21

JUL

Commencement of Bootcamp 4

31

AUG

Project Submission Ends

Problem Statements


Choose any one of the Problem Statements from the following to code, develop & innovate to serve for a better future.

Technical Bootcamps

Join the knowledge sharing sessions by technology experts

Bootcamp 1

   25th - 28th June 2021
   05:30 - 09:30 PM IST

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Bootcamp 2

   01st - 04th July 2021
   05:30 - 09:30 PM IST

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Bootcamp 3

   10th - 13th July 2021
   05:30 - 09:30 PM IST

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Bootcamp 4

   21st - 24th July 2021
   05:30 - 09:30 PM IST

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Mentoring Session

   31st July - 02 Aug 2021
   05:00 - 08:00 PM IST

Supporting Organisations & Institutions




  • All Engineering/MCA Students in India (UG or PG Any Discipline)
  • The participant must produce a valid identity proof to confirm his current status as a Student.
  • Sponsor reserves the right to verify eligibility and to adjudicate on any dispute at any time.
  • Every registered participant of Hack Challenge 2021 must create an IBM Academic Initiative Account.


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Code, Develop & Innovate

Frequently Asked Questions


1. Who can participate in Hack Challenge? 2. How do you participate? 3. Is there a limit on the total team size? 4. Can a team work on more than one problem statement? 5. Will there be any guidance provided to understand the problem statement and technology? 6. Which of the above given problem statements is suitable for the Call for Code Global Challenge? 7. What is a valid submission? 8. Can I have a team member from different college?
9. How do I access IBM Cloud, Courseware, Digital badges and other related software for free? 10. When can we start submitting our entries? 11. What is the Call for Code Global Challenge? 12. Will there be any extension in the submission deadlines? 13. How can we submit the solution for the Call for Code Global Challenge? 14. What is the last date of Submission for Call for Code Global Challenge? 15. What benefits do I get on submitting the solution for the Call for Code Global Challenge?




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