OpenVerse'24 Hackathon

OpenVerse'24 is a beginner-friendly hackathon designed to welcome newcomers to the open-source development community. Our mission is to provide a supportive environment for learning and contributing to open-source projects, with a strong focus on education and practical experience.

Key Features #

  • Introduction to Git and GitHub: A foundational session on using Git and GitHub, crucial tools for collaborative software development.
  • Library Workshops:
  • Scicookie: Learn to use Scicookie for creating efficient Python project templates.
  • Makim: Discover how Makim can automate your project tasks, boosting productivity.
  • Sugar: Explore the ease of container management with Sugar, simplifying your development workflow.
  • Hands-On Sessions: Gain practical experience by applying these libraries in real-world scenarios.
  • Project Showcase: Participants will demonstrate their projects, highlighting their use of Scicookie, Makim, or Sugar. Projects and blogs are to be submitted through a Google Form for showcasing.
  • Blogathon: A concluding activity where participants write and submit blogs about their hackathon project or experiences with Scicookie, Makim, or Sugar. Blogs should be published on platforms like Hashnode or Medium and submitted via a pull request to the hackathon's GitHub repository.

Who Can Participate #

  • Open to individuals aged 18 and above.
  • Participation is on an individual basis.

Official Rules #

  • No purchase necessary to enter or win.
  • Adherence to the official rules is required for participation.
  • The hackathon is void where prohibited by law.

Dates and Timing #

  • Stage 1: February 29th, 2024 (10:00 AM IST / 4:30 AM UTC) to March 1st, 2024 (10:00 AM IST/ 4:30 AM UTC)
  • Institutional Sponsor: Open Science Labs.
  • Administrator details to be determined.

Eligibility #

  • Open to individuals of majority age in their jurisdiction or at least 18 years old.
  • Not open to residents of countries where participation is prohibited by law, individuals under 18, and employees or agents of promotion entities involved in the hackathon.

Participants completing Stage 1 within the specified duration are eligible for certificates of participation. Further stages and detailed participation guidelines will be announced, so stay tuned for an enriching journey into open-source development with OpenVerse'24.