[Planning] FOSS Hack 2024

Announcing FOSS Hack 2024

We are excited to announce the 4th edition of FOSS Hack, moving further on our goal of evangelising FOSS projects.

FOSS Hack 2024 aims to be way more engaging and inclusive, with no central iteration, but parallel hackathons happening all over the country. We are in discussions on how to execute this event at a larger scale paralelly, but a brief idea of what we’re planning is here.

Date - 27th & 28th July,2024

Venues:

The hackathon will take place in multiple editions throughout. List of venues will be updated here.
We are expecting a minimum of 15 venues running the hackathon parallely, managed end to end by our FOSS Clubs, City Chapters and additional volunteer teams.

Cash Prize: ₹10L

What is FOSS Hack?

A yearly hackathon organized by FOSS United Foundation to promote Free and Open Source Software by bringing together professionals and students to build or extend FOSS projects. Every year we create a pool of ₹10L cash for the winners.

FOSS Hack 2020, 2021 and 2023

  • Online and Local editions
  • ₹10Lakh of cash prize pool each year
  • 5900+ Registrations
  • 2100+ Participants
  • 580+ projects
  • Total 37 winners

Reports:

  1. FOSS Hack 2020
  2. FOSS Hack 2021
  3. FOSS Hack 2023

Detailed compiled documentation of all previous editions is underway.

Join FOSS Hack 2024 team

Call for Volunteers will be opened soon.

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MoM: FOSSHack + IndiaFOSS Volunteers

Attendees: Vishal, Ansh, Hari, Ruchika, Karan

FOSS Hack

  • 27th and 28th July confirmed dates
  • Purely online hackathon, with an option for interested folks to host local editions.
  • 5-6 Confident locations for FOSSHack:Local → Chennai, Kerala, Bangalore, Pune etc.
  • Expanding to CityFOSS geo-localities.
  • 24/36 hour duration at venues depending upon the venue.
  • Mentors: FOSS United will have a common pool of mentors accessible over telegram, and anyone from any edition can ask them for help. Local editions can get their local mentors onboarded too.
  • FOSS Hack 2024 website is live, accepting proposals for localhosts.

Venue criteria

  • 50-200 seating space.

  • Budgeting transparency

  • Food and other arrangement communications.

  • Expression of Interest form will be posted this week, deadline to fill is 31st March.

  • Organising teams + requirements finalisation, vetting and then venue finalisation by 30th April

  • Detailed proposals and paperwork by 30th May.

  • Later elimination must be possible.

  • Point lead being taken by Chennai team.

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Call for local editions is up - FOSS United - FOSS Hack 2024