4th - 5th March

HackHound is a 24-hour in-person hackathon that seeks to provide an opportunity for ardent members of the hacker community to showcase the best of their talents and encourage tech culture to the new and old.


SRM IST, Delhi NCR Campus, was established in the year 1997. The campus has more than 5000 students pursuing their career in various fields. The Delhi-NCR campus excels at providing the ambiance and serenity to allow a focused approach towards learning for its students with a ‘green’ campus. The world-class infrastructure provides an excellent blend of relevance and rigor to teaching with robust industry interactions and research aimed at solving real-life problems.

Why participate?

Hackathons provide an opportunity for individuals to showcase their skills, network with others, and potentially develop and pitch innovative solutions to real-world problems.

Pickup and Drop

Bus from nearest metro stations


mentors with good skills in the respective domain

Problem Cases

You are allowed to work with any stack you want on the problem statements curated by the mentors. they are unique

Cash Prizes

Unleash your coding potential at our hackathon and win big! Showcase your skills, make an impact, and take home the grand prize.


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Apps/Web applications

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Web 3
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AI & ML/Data science

Meet the Judges

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Ramit Sawhney

Engineering Manager at Tower Research | RA at Georgia Tech & MBZUAI | SE Intern at Samsung Electronics and Siemens. | Research Intern at IBM and University of Texas.

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Pawan Kumar

Engineering - Frontier 🚀 | Advocate 🥑 - Polygon | Google Developer Expert - Flutter, Firebase 🔥 | 125K+ Youtube ▶️ | 60K+ Linkedin |

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Pranav M.

SDE-2 Microsoft |Ex-Oracle Cloud,PayPal|Technology evangelist |Mentored 5k+ Students|18K+ peeps|Instructor|Mentor

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Shubham Jain

Mobile Engineer Flutter | Swift | Kotlin Currently, working on enabling Web3 on mobile @ Frontier; Previously worked @ FieldAssist,FMCG industry

Meet the Mentors

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Pooja Gera

SWE Intern '22 @Microsoft | Founder @CelestialBiscuitIGDTUW | National 2nd Runner Up @Flipkart GRiD 3.0 | Winner VMWareCAPHackathon

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Incoming Imagineer at Fractal.ai | Project Associate @IITM | Ex - Consultant Intern @UoA | MITACS GRE'22 @UdeM

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Arijit Roy

Backend & ML @ Docsumo | 6 x Hackathon Winner (4 x International) | Co-Founder & CEO at Rezonance | Mentor at Script Foundation

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Ishika Kesarwani

GitHub Campus Expert | Community Manager at Altogic | MLH Fellow'22 | Machine Learning Collaborator at Omdena. | Developer Advocate at Codedamn.

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Founder at Stimuli Technologies | Co - Founder at Vision Digital Solutions | Software Developer at Delfina | Flutter Lead at LikeMinds | Programming Tutor at Tynker.

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Srishti Gureja

NLP + Differential Privacy @Translated | ex: AI Fellow @ Pi School | Deep Learning - NLP | Crework

Prize Pool

₹ 1,50,000

* cash + kind *

Know more

Release of problem statements:


Polygon is a protocol and a framework for building and connecting Ethereum-compatible blockchain networks.

Best hack built on Ethereum + Polygon: $200

Best hack built on Ethereum: $150


AKVIS specializes in development of image and video processing software.

Akvis Deluxe Suite: $450

Akvis will be providing deluxe suits to winners of Lightning Games and activities.


Replit is the best platform for quickly starting, sharing, and developing projects in any programming language, right from your browser.

A Winning Project deployed on Replit: $50

Geeks For Geeks

A Computer Science portal for geeks

Coupon Incentive: $600

GfG will be awarding 100$ coupons to every winning team.


Filecoin is an open-source, public cryptocurrency and digital payment system intended to be a blockchain-based cooperative digital storage and data retrieval method

FileCoin Track: $250

Best use of IPFS and/or Filecoin

Interview Cake

Interview Cake is a study tool that preps software engineering candidates for programming interviews.

Access Pass: $150

InterviewCake is providing access passes to their premium content to every valid registration and participant of HackHound.


Axure RP is the only UX tool that gives UX professionals the power to build realistic, functional prototypes.

Premium License: $100

Axure will be providing Axure RP Team Edition to winners.


Solana is the fastest blockchain in the world and the fastest growing ecosystem in crypto, with thousands of projects spanning DeFi, NFTs, Web3 and more.

Solana Track: $350
$USDC 100 for the best project beginners just starting out on Solana
$USDC 250 for the best project that goes into depth, demonstrating higher-order code
master glasseater: $500
$USDC 500 for the best advanced project that is almost ready for full-time development.


GitHub is one of the best ways to collaborate, push code, get feedback, and show the world what you’ve built during a hackathon. To take it a step further, GitHub is now offering you access to industry tools, events & learning resources through something called GitHub Global Campus. Win this weekend’s Most Creative Use of GitHub prize category, first by signing up for GitHub Global Campus and second by using a GitHub repository to host your hackathon project’s code! Make sure your use of GitHub stands out with a detailed ReadMe page, meaningful pull requests and collaboration history, and even a GitHub pages deployment!

Most Creative Use of GitHub:
GitHub Octocat Puzzle & Sticker bundle

Build your hackathon project on CockroachDB's open source and indestructible SQL database. Utilize CockroachDB in your hack for a chance to win a 3D printing pen for you and each of your team members. What's more, if you submit a verified project and are a US resident, we'll be sending you a free CockroachDB T-shirt while supplies last!

Best Use of CockroachDB:
3D Printing Pen

GoDaddy Registry is giving you everything you need to be the best hacker no matter where you are. Register your domain name with GoDaddy Registry for a chance to win a Hack from Home Kit! Each Kit contains wireless earbuds, blue light glasses, selfie ring light and a pouch for easy transport.

Best Domain Name from GoDaddy Registry:
Hack from Home kit

Twilio allows you to incorporate mobile messaging, phone calls and a ton of other awesome communication features right into your hackathon project using a web service API. Are you building an e-commerce website and want to send text notifications or email confirmations once an order is completed? Or maybe you'd like to verify users based on their mobile numbers? Twilio makes all this possible and more. Build a hack that simplifies your life using any Twilio API for a chance to win some awesome prizes! Get started with $50 in free credit!

Most Creative Use of Twilio:
Twilio Swag Box & GameGo Console

Cohere makes Natural Language Processing easy to do with their ready to use online platform. Simply sign-up for the developer free tier, no credit card required, and start training your very own language model directly on the web! You and your teammates can each win an Arduino Starter Kit by using Cohere in your next hack. Wondering what to build? Cohere is great for text and content generation, text-based search, predictive text and so much more. Check out our software & learn pages for more details!

Best Use of NLP with Cohere:
Arduino Starter Kit

Meet the team

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Mr. Naresh Sharma

Club convenor

Mr. Naresh Sharma is working as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, SRM-IST, Delhi NCR Campus Ghaziabad, India.

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Dr. Oshin Sharma

Faculty coordinator

Dr. Oshin Sharma is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering of SRM University Delhi-NCR Campus Ghaziabad, UP.

Devanshu Sinha

Event Manager

Tanay Morakhia

Financial Manager

Aabhya Jain

Media and Outreach Manager

Mohd. Shaheer

Technical Manager

Arpit Tripathi

Resource Manager

Suyash kushwaha

Logistics Manager

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to participate?

Nothing, participation in HackHound is absolutely FREE!

What is the venue for the event?

The offline hackathon will be held in SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Modinagar, Ghaziabad. Other details will be shared with you via email.

Who can participate? Do any prerequisites or skills required to exist?

Participation in this event is open to everyone. The only prerequisites are excitement and motivation. It’s a beginner-friendly hackathon. We are encouraging beginners to begin their coding journey with us. But having coding and programming experience is a significant benefit.

What are the rules on the Team Size?

A team can have at most 6 members so you can participate as a team but that’s your choice. The minimum number of participants a team should have is 4.

Will there be food?

Yes, you will be provided with meals. We don’t want to keep our hackers on empty stomachs. And we know the importance of caffeine to keep on with the code hiking so a lot of coffee will also be available for our hackers.

Are you required to be enrolled in a degree program?

Yes, you are required to be enrolled in degree program in order to participate in the hackathon as student.

Make sure to read the code of conduct.

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